Cymbalta® (duloxetine hydrochloride) is an antidepressant commonly used for treating depression, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and peripheral diabetic neuropathy pain. It is available by prescription only and comes in capsule form (there are no Cymbalta tablets).
The recommended dose for people with peripheral diabetic neuropathy or generalized anxiety disorder is Cymbalta 60 mg once a day. Your healthcare provider may choose to increase or decrease this amount as needed.
Several different doses are recommended for the treatment of depression. Your healthcare provider may recommend Cymbalta 20 mg twice daily, 30 mg twice daily, or 60 mg once daily.
For the treatment of fibromyalgia, the usual starting Cymbalta dose is 30 mg once a day. After you take this dosage for one week, your healthcare provider may increase the amount to 60 mg once a day.
(Click Cymbalta Dosage for more detailed dosing guidelines, including a list of tips and precautions for those using this medication.)