Review: taking Cymbalta and Gabapentin together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Cymbalta and Gabapentin together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Cymbalta and Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,566 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,362 Cymbalta users) Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 39,609 Gabapentin users)
What are the drugs
Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,362 Cymbalta users)
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from 39,609 Gabapentin users)
On Feb, 24, 2015: 4,566 people who take Cymbalta, Gabapentin are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Cymbalta is effective||11.76%|
(2 of 17 people)
(17 of 60 people)
(17 of 47 people)
(13 of 54 people)
(32 of 73 people)
(10 of 25 people)
(3 of 6 people)
(2 of 5 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||20.00%|
(4 of 20 people)
(13 of 53 people)
(15 of 50 people)
(15 of 57 people)
(22 of 67 people)
(12 of 35 people)
(3 of 11 people)
(1 of 4 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Nausea||Fall||Dizziness||Pain||Pain||Depression||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Pain|
|Dizziness||Dizziness||Pain||Nausea||Depression||Suicidal Ideation||Pulmonary Embolism||Nausea|
|Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Anxiety||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pancreatitis||Malaise||Food Allergy||Fatigue|
|Pain||Loss Of Consciousness||Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Neuralgia||Anxiety||Depression|
|Feeling Abnormal||Pneumonia||Depression||Erectile Dysfunction||Suicidal Ideation||Weight Increased||Syncope||Anxiety|
|Abdominal Pain Upper||Convulsion||Tremor||Neuropathy Peripheral||Tardive Dyskinesia||Blood Pressure Increased||Eczema Eyelids||Fall|
|Insomnia||Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Dyspnoea||Vomiting||Road Traffic Accident||Rash||Pain - Back||Headache|
|Agitation||Headache||Suicidal Ideation||Depression||Renal Failure||Diabetes Mellitus||Swelling Face||Dizziness|
|Somnolence||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Mental Disorder||Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Convulsion||Anxiety||Depression||Vomiting|
|Vomiting||Anxiety||Chest Pain||Disturbance In Attention||Suicide Attempt||Constipation||Schizoaffective Disorder Depressive Type||Insomnia|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Cymbalta is effective||35.74%|
(84 of 235 people)
(12 of 52 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||30.42%|
(73 of 240 people)
(12 of 56 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Pain In Extremity||Anaemia|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Cymbalta is effective||n/a||n/a||50.00%|
(1 of 2 people)
(5 of 38 people)
(15 of 160 people)
(31 of 140 people)
(26 of 99 people)
(18 of 123 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(4 of 37 people)
(19 of 150 people)
(25 of 146 people)
(20 of 99 people)
(17 of 129 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Sensation Of Foreign Body||Gallbladder Disorder||Headache||Depression||Nausea||Nausea||Fall|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Suicidal Ideation||Pain||Nausea||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety||Nausea|
|Blood Cholesterol Increased||Gait Disturbance||Dyspnoea||Headache||Headache||Depression||Fatigue|
|Suicidal Ideation||Nervous System Disorder||Dizziness||Pain||Chest Pain||Fatigue||Back Pain|
|Ketoacidosis||Sphincter Of Oddi Dysfunction||Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Anxiety||Diarrhoea||Anaemia|
|Pancreatitis Acute||Headache||Completed Suicide||Dizziness||Depression||Dizziness||Pain In Extremity|
|Agitation||Cholecystitis Chronic||Pneumonia||Convulsion||Neuropathy Peripheral||Fall||Dizziness|
|Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Pancreatitis||Nausea||Weight Increased||Vomiting||Insomnia||Headache|
|Localised Infection||Diabetes Mellitus||Suicidal Ideation||Hypoaesthesia||Arthralgia||Anxiety|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Now found out I have incompetent vein in leg which may be part of the problem had cystocopy and found cysts in kidney, then developed hypertension but no one will diagnose the pain. Now decided it is the same as diabetic neuropathy but as gp and consultant point out I am a long way from being diabetic with perfect blood glucose so thinks it's just guessing and hope
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The main meds I take are Cymbalta, Maxzide, Benicar and Lovastatin. All the others I take as needed by my choice of not taking so many meds everyday.
I feel as if I have a lump in my throat, as if something hasn't been swallowed properly. THE LUMp is not present all the time but I am very aware of it when it's there.
mimi on Nov, 19, 2014:
I have that and was told that anxiety and stress is the cause
Louise on Oct, 24, 2014:
It sounds like acid reflux
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