Review: Cymbalta and Curcumin
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Cymbalta and Curcumin. It is created by eHealthMe based on 9 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Cymbalta (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
Curcumin (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of turmeric. It is often used in arthritis.
On Dec, 5, 2013: 9 people who reported to have interactions when taking Cymbalta, Curcumin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)
- Curcumin (turmeric)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Cymbalta, Curcumin:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||4|
|Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)||4|
|Liver Function Test Abnormal||3|
|Weight Bearing Difficulty||2|
|Exostosis (formation of new bone on the surface of a bone)||2|
|Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)||2|
|Retching (strong involuntary effort to vomit)||2|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Cymbalta, Curcumin:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Reflux (stomach contents come back up into the food pipe (gullet or oesophagus) or even into the mouth)||1|
|Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)||1|
|High Blood Sugar (high blood sugar)||1|
|High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides||1|
|Nausea And Vomiting||1|
|Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)||1|
|High Blood Pressure||1|
|Myoclonic Jerks (involuntary twitching of a muscle or group of muscles)||1|
|Bipolar I Disorder (mood disorder that is characterized by at least one manic or mixed episode)||1|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Diabetes mellitus insulin-dependent
- Wine and heart health
- Hair loss in women
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Curcuma longa
- Vitamin d
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- By Psychogirl: I have bipolar disorder and adhd and take nuvigil for the adhd and on occasion take lunesta for sleep. anybody else take this combination and what side effects or effects in general have you noticed?
(for a 63 year old woman who has Bipolar I Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Renal Failure, Stage 3, Primary Hypothyroidism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Osteoporosis, Edema - Peripheral, Peripheral Edema, and takes Cymbalta, Lexapro, Lamictal, Latuda, Levothyroxine Sodium, Lunesta, Nuvigil, Maxide, Multivitamin)
I'm anxious about any untoward drug interactions. I can't take stimulants because of a history of abuse. I take Nuvgil for my ADHD and it's the first time I can concentraate in years! I can't believe how much easier it is to organize, get things done, and read. Plus it helps the chronic fatigue I ...
(Number of patients like Psychogirl: 13,931)
- By Zdanr: I have primary hyperparathyroidism with an adenoma and an igm of 16. can you tell me if the study was ever done on this combination.
(for a 55 year old woman who has Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Low IgM, and takes Amlodipine Besylate, ASA, Furosemide, Isosorbide Dinitrate, Synthroid, Nitroglycerin, Ranexa, Vivelle-dot, Cymbalta, Nitrostat, Crestor, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate)
Was given t-131 at age 16 and have virtually no thyroid gland. I also have systemic and coronary vasospasms that have caused heart damage, an unspecified autoimmune disease with elevated ANA, osteoporosis, normal calcium levels, parathyroid hormone of 117, an identified adenoma of the parathyroid, ...
(Number of patients like Zdanr: 9,540)
- By pecan: Has anyone ever been given cymbalta, for hot flashes?
(for a 61 year old woman who has Hotflashes, and takes Cymbalta)
NP won't let me have premerin or the like but will give me cymbalta..says it works for hot flashes a male np of course.
(Number of patients like pecan: 1,689)
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I was taking Topamax for weight loss and it worked very well. After 2 months I started having diarrhea. I stopped Topamax and the diarrhea stopped. Is there any drug or supplement I can take Topamax that will stop the diarrhea?
(Number of patients like AlieCat: 4,589)
- By Marler Spence: Healthy with myeloma
(for a 70 year old man who has Myeloma Stage I, and takes TURMERIC)
Diagnosed Feb 2010--Myeloma stage I. Now eat veggie with daily juicing and low carbs, plus supplements--B12, multi vitamins, folic acid, Turmeric, Holy Basil, Green Magma or other chlorophyll source. Sometimes Ganoderma mushrooms, cannabis juice, fresh noni juice (not fermented). I have no sympt ...
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- By Win: Cymbalta and pulmonary embolisms
(for a 68 year old man who has Pulmonary Embolisms, and takes Cymbalta, Celebrex, Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide, Fish Oil, Crestor, Glimepiride, Metformin)
I started taking Cymbalta in August for pain. By September I was suffering from shortness of breath. Visited Doctors asking if Cymbalta could be the cause. Answer was no. By the end of September I was no longer taking Cymbalta but still suffering from shortness of breath. It was getting severe a ...
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Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Curcumin (turmeric) is often used to treat arthritis. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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- Curcumin is used in:
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