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Can a patient that was taking 2 cymbalta a day and was given

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Can a patient that was taking 2 cymbalta a day and was given a new prescription for Pristiq take 2 100 mg a day?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Vikas replied 6 years ago.

Hello Mam,

The usual dosing range of Pristiq is 50 mg per day, and according to various studies, doses higher above this range has not been found to be much useful and may increase the likelihood of side effects. Also, in elderly people we as a psychiatrists prefer to prescribe lower dose range of this drug.

For getting proper result, you should wait for at least 4 -6 weeks after starting this drug.

I hope this helps.


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