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How effective is Cymbalta for Bipolar 2 (Bipolar Ii Disorder)?

Summary: 27 Cymbalta users have rated its effectiveness for Bipolar 2.

Overall ratings: 3.0/5
Long term ratings: 3.0/5

This is a review of how effective Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is for Bipolar 2 and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.

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What is Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,259 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Trend of cymbalta reports

Bipolar 2

Bipolar 2 (characterized by at least one episode of hypomania and at least one episode of major depression) (latest reports from 2,214 patients) can be treated by Lamictal, Lithium Carbonate, Lamotrigine, Seroquel, Abilify, Seroquel Xr.

Trend of Bipolar 2 reports

On Nov, 27, 2014: 27 people are studied for taking Cymbalta in Bipolar 2




Cymbalta effectiveness for Bipolar 2


Long term Cymbalta effectiveness for Bipolar 2

Cymbalta effectiveness for Bipolar 2 (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall251262
Long term
(1+ years)
13850

Age of people who take Cymbalta for Bipolar 2 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar 20.00%0.00%0.00%14.81%14.81%29.63%29.63%11.11%

Who find Cymbalta more effective for Bipolar 2?

Age of people who find Cymbalta more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bipolar 20.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%37.50%37.50%0.00%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    (Posted by a 48 year old woman who has Numbness In Hands Or Feet, and takes Cymbalta)
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