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 4,563 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 49,319 Cymbalta users) Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,568 Gabapentin users)
What are the drugs
Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,319 Cymbalta users)
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 39,568 Gabapentin users)
On Jan, 24, 2015: 4,563 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 46 people)
(13 of 54 people)
(31 of 72 people)
(10 of 24 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 66 people)
(12 of 33 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||Anxiety||Nausea||Depression||Suicidal Ideation||Pulmonary Embolism||Nausea|
|Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Drug Ineffective||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Pancreatitis||Malaise||Food Allergy||Fatigue|
|Pain||Loss Of Consciousness||Pain||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||Suicide Attempt||Diabetes Mellitus||Pain - Back||Headache|
|Agitation||Headache||Mental Disorder||Depression||Convulsion||Anxiety||Swelling Face||Dizziness|
|Somnolence||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Suicidal Ideation||Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Renal Failure||Fall||Depression||Vomiting|
|Vomiting||Anxiety||Chest Pain||Disturbance In Attention||Road Traffic Accident||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Schizoaffective Disorder Depressive Type||Insomnia|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Cymbalta is effective||35.78%|
(83 of 232 people)
(12 of 52 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||30.80%|
(73 of 237 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)
(30 of 131 people)
(26 of 97 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 137 people)
(20 of 97 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|
|Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Pancreatitis||Nausea||Weight Increased||Neuropathy Peripheral||Insomnia||Headache|
|Localised Infection||Diabetes Mellitus||Suicidal Ideation||Hypoaesthesia||Arthralgia||Anxiety|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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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.
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I have that and was told that anxiety and stress is the cause
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