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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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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

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)
36.96%
(17 of 46 people)
24.07%
(13 of 54 people)
43.06%
(31 of 72 people)
41.67%
(10 of 24 people)
50.00%
(3 of 6 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
Gabapentin is effective20.00%
(4 of 20 people)
24.53%
(13 of 53 people)
30.00%
(15 of 50 people)
26.32%
(15 of 57 people)
33.33%
(22 of 66 people)
36.36%
(12 of 33 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
NauseaFallDizzinessPainPainDepressionDeep Vein ThrombosisPain
DizzinessDizzinessAnxietyNauseaDepressionSuicidal IdeationPulmonary EmbolismNausea
Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveType 2 Diabetes MellitusPancreatitisMalaiseFood AllergyFatigue
PainLoss Of ConsciousnessPainDrug IneffectiveSleep Apnoea SyndromeNeuralgiaAnxietyDepression
Feeling AbnormalPneumoniaDepressionErectile DysfunctionSuicidal IdeationWeight IncreasedSyncopeAnxiety
Abdominal Pain UpperConvulsionTremorNeuropathy PeripheralTardive DyskinesiaBlood Pressure IncreasedEczema EyelidsFall
InsomniaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedDyspnoeaVomitingSuicide AttemptDiabetes MellitusPain - BackHeadache
AgitationHeadacheMental DisorderDepressionConvulsionAnxietySwelling FaceDizziness
SomnolenceAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedSuicidal IdeationAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedRenal FailureFallDepressionVomiting
VomitingAnxietyChest PainDisturbance In AttentionRoad Traffic AccidentType 2 Diabetes MellitusSchizoaffective Disorder Depressive TypeInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Cymbalta is effective35.78%
(83 of 232 people)
23.08%
(12 of 52 people)
Gabapentin is effective30.80%
(73 of 237 people)
21.43%
(12 of 56 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)
13.16%
(5 of 38 people)
9.38%
(15 of 160 people)
22.90%
(30 of 131 people)
26.80%
(26 of 97 people)
14.63%
(18 of 123 people)
Gabapentin is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
10.81%
(4 of 37 people)
12.67%
(19 of 150 people)
18.25%
(25 of 137 people)
20.62%
(20 of 97 people)
13.18%
(17 of 129 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 DisorderDizzinessPainChest PainFatigueBack Pain
KetoacidosisSphincter Of Oddi DysfunctionInsomniaType 2 Diabetes MellitusAnxietyDiarrhoeaAnaemia
Pancreatitis AcuteHeadacheCompleted SuicideDizzinessDepressionDizzinessPain In Extremity
AgitationCholecystitis ChronicPneumoniaConvulsionVomitingFallDizziness
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlPancreatitisNauseaWeight IncreasedNeuropathy PeripheralInsomniaHeadache
Localised InfectionDiabetes MellitusSuicidal IdeationHypoaesthesiaArthralgiaAnxiety

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you take Cymbalta and Gabapentin?

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- support group for people who take Cymbalta and Gabapentin
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Comments from related studies:

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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.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

    mimi on Nov, 19, 2014:

    I have that and was told that anxiety and stress is the cause

    Reply

    Louise on Oct, 24, 2014:

    It sounds like acid reflux

    Reply

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