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Remeron & Cymbalta

I have been taking the remeron for a couple of months and love it, but the doctor has added Cymbalta to the mix for nerve pain. I have only been taking it for 3 days but my anxiety has it the roof and it has not touched my pain. I realize it takes a while for it to get in your system but I am not sure I can handle the anxiety. Are these 2 drugs safe to take together? I worry about seratonin syndrome.
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616411 tn?1221767853
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Cymbalta and Remeron are often prescribed together. I am assuming that the same prescriber wrote for both( based on your statement of "doctor has added Cymbalta to the mix". The manufacturer does state that steady-state dosing does occur in about 3 days. So my suggestion to you would be to contact your prescriber. This is the not the combination of drugs for your system.

Hope this helps.

Jennifer R RPh www.drugstore.com
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So should I have been getting some relief from the pain by 3 days of taking the cymbalta? And yes, the same doctor is prescribing both medications. I would consider continueing the cymbalta if it helped with the pain but it doesn't seem to be doing anything but cause me more anxiety. I guess the doctor was thinking the remeron would cancel out any anxiety brought on by the cymbalta.

Thank you

Suziee
616411 tn?1221767853
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
It may take between 1 to 4 weeks before the full benefit of Cymbalta takes effect. I suggest your inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Best of luck to you.

Jennifer R RPh www.drugstore.com


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