• phusler phusler
    October 12, 2008
    When do you take Cymbalta AM or PM ?
    phusler phusler
    October 12, 2008

FROM OUR EXPERTS

  • Amy Hendel
    Health Guide
    October 12, 2008
    Amy Hendel
    Health Guide
    October 12, 2008

    The doctor who prescribed it should have indicated when to take it - call him to clarify - the most important thing is to consistently take it the same time daily to minimize fluctuations in its availability.

  • Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    October 20, 2008
    Casey McNulty
    Health Guide
    October 20, 2008

    Hi phusler,

     

    Thank you for your question! As mentioned by the above expert, it's important to take the medication at the same time each day. Additionally, Cymbalta is better absorbed by the body when taken on an empty stomach, so it may be more beneficial to take it first thing in the morning. You can read more about Cymbalta by clicking here.

     

    Best of luck,

    Casey


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  • beckaboorulz July 24, 2009
    beckaboorulz
    July 24, 2009

    I take Cymblata for Fibromyalgia. Everyone is different so you will have to experiment and see what works best for you. I just started Cymbalta yesterday and it made me feel like I was high as a kite at work. It made me very tired, yet I refuse to take it at night in case it keeps me up. Good luck! Cool

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    • Kat
      Kat
      October 04, 2009
      Kat
      Kat
      October 04, 2009

      Hello, I too am taking Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia and CFS as well as Chronic low back pain.  I have taken only 3 capsules at 30 mg and I feel like the lower back pain has diminished by 75%.  I feel like this is some sort of joke, I have been suffering for 12 YEARS and this is amazing.....I really hope that it is something that will last.  I have been spending so much $$$$ on all kinds of treatments ranging from Chiropractic to Massage and Cymbalta is just too good to be true.  I saw a show on TV about a Fibromyalgia specialist who prescribes this and asked my Doctor to let me try it and it works for me.  I take it at about 8:00 pm and I sleep like a baby.  I cannot remember the last time I slept like this.  But then again I could fall asleep after a two shot espresso!!! LOL  Anyone with Fibro who is contemplating taking Cymbalta should really consider trying it.  I am into holistic medicine and eat organic and avoid medications but I got to a point where I needed something and was reluctant since years ago I tried every different antidepressant out there with horrible side effects so I gave up trying them.  I am still going to continue my vitamins and therapies but I can't believe how much this is helping me in such a short time.........Dorothy are we in Kansas???

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    • beckaboorulz
      October 04, 2009
      beckaboorulz
      October 04, 2009

      I too have chronic low back pain. I take one Cymbalta 30 mg at night now and it seems to help with my Fibromyalgia, low back pain and my carpal tunnel. The pill itself is supposed to help with nerve issues and I think thats what going on with me. I also take Tramadol which helps out more than the Cymbalta during the day for my back. My Dr wont increase my Cymbalta because I am on Tramadol. I understand what you mean about starting to feel better. I am not 100% yet I doubt I ever will be again. I am only 35 and my body feels like its 65. Good luck sweety! Glad you are feeling well! Cool

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  • philw19642002 December 22, 2010
    philw19642002
    December 22, 2010

    I take 2-60mg capsules each Morning along with all my meds. It says on my prescription bottle to take 1 capsule twice daily. No Dr has ever told me to take them at different times. This is why I am answering the way I am.   Thanks!!

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  • ginger February 23, 2011
    ginger
    February 23, 2011

    at night

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