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Review: Cymbalta and Gabapentin

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Cymbalta and Gabapentin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 4,546 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Cymbalta (what 49,154 Cymbalta users reported?) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is used in depression.

Gabapentin (what 39,365 Gabapentin users reported?) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is used in pain.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 4,546 people who take Cymbalta, Gabapentin are studied

Cymbalta, Gabapentin outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)
- Gabapentin (gabapentin)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Cymbalta is effective11.76%
(2 of 17 people)
28.33%
(17 of 60 people)
37.21%
(16 of 43 people)
25.00%
(13 of 52 people)
44.78%
(30 of 67 people)
45.45%
(10 of 22 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
Gabapentin is effective20.00%
(4 of 20 people)
25.00%
(13 of 52 people)
27.66%
(13 of 47 people)
24.53%
(13 of 53 people)
33.87%
(21 of 62 people)
38.71%
(12 of 31 people)
27.27%
(3 of 11 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
NauseaFallDizzinessPainPainDepressionPulmonary EmbolismPain
DizzinessDizzinessPainType 2 Diabetes MellitusDepressionMalaiseDeep Vein ThrombosisNausea
Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveNauseaPancreatitisSuicidal IdeationAnxietyFatigue
PainLoss Of ConsciousnessAnxietyErectile DysfunctionTardive DyskinesiaNeuralgiaSyncopeDepression
Feeling AbnormalPneumoniaDyspnoeaDrug IneffectiveSleep Apnoea SyndromeDiabetes MellitusFood AllergyAnxiety
Abdominal Pain UpperHeadacheDepressionDepressionSuicidal IdeationAnxietyPain - BackFall
InsomniaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedTremorVomitingConvulsionWeight IncreasedEczema EyelidsHeadache
AgitationConvulsionChest PainNeuropathy PeripheralRoad Traffic AccidentBlood Pressure IncreasedHeadacheDizziness
SomnolenceAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedSuicidal IdeationAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedRenal FailureBlood Sodium DecreasedHyperkalaemiaVomiting
VomitingAnxietyNauseaConvulsionSuicide AttemptFallSwollen TongueInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Cymbalta is effective36.32%
(81 of 223 people)
25.00%
(12 of 48 people)
Gabapentin is effective30.40%
(69 of 227 people)
21.15%
(11 of 52 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainPain
NauseaDepression
AnxietyFatigue
FallNausea
FatigueVomiting
HeadacheDizziness
DepressionAnxiety
Pain In ExtremityAnaemia
DizzinessHeadache
InsomniaNeuropathy Peripheral

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cymbalta is effectiven/an/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
14.71%
(5 of 34 people)
9.38%
(15 of 160 people)
23.97%
(29 of 121 people)
26.60%
(25 of 94 people)
15.38%
(18 of 117 people)
Gabapentin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
12.12%
(4 of 33 people)
12.33%
(18 of 146 people)
18.11%
(23 of 127 people)
21.28%
(20 of 94 people)
12.20%
(15 of 123 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gallbladder Operationn/aPainVomitingFatiguePainPainPain
Sensation Of Foreign BodyGallbladder DisorderHeadacheDepressionNauseaNauseaFall
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationPainNauseaType 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyNausea
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedGait DisturbanceDyspnoeaHeadacheHeadacheDepressionFatigue
Suicidal IdeationNervous System DisorderInsomniaPainChest PainFatigueBack Pain
KetoacidosisSphincter Of Oddi DysfunctionDizzinessType 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyDiarrhoeaAnaemia
Pancreatitis AcuteHeadacheCompleted SuicideConvulsionVomitingFallPain In Extremity
AgitationCholecystitis ChronicPneumoniaDizzinessDepressionDizzinessDizziness
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlPancreatitisWeight DecreasedWeight IncreasedNeuropathy PeripheralInsomniaHeadache
Localised InfectionSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationHypoaesthesiaPyrexiaAnxiety

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have continuously had the almost identical nightmare over and over again. I wake up scared, feeling like it actually happened, and I am then afraid to go back to sleep.

    Reply

    sunny red on Jul, 21, 2014:

    29, male, African American... what u had was called sleep paralysis a.k.a hypnofogic sleep. Ur ur eyes and brain woke up during r.e.m sleep, but ur body remained sleeping. Very scary as the images can be seen, felt, smelled, and heard... I have it at times

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • feels like excoriation all over mouth but mostly on the tongue
    Fatigue began with part of fibromyalgia dx

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Have had unidentified autoimmune disease for five years, elevated cardiac enzymes from coronary vasospasms, joint pain, arthritis, muscle weakness, muscle tears

    Reply

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