Review: Cymbalta and Gabapentin
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 4,558 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. (view latest outcomes from 49,275 users) Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
What are the drugs
Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 49,275 users)
Gabapentin has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia. (latest outcomes from Gabapentin 39,518 users)
On Nov, 25, 2014: 4,558 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)
(16 of 45 people)
(13 of 54 people)
(31 of 70 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)
(14 of 48 people)
(14 of 56 people)
(22 of 65 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||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||Erectile Dysfunction||Sleep Apnoea Syndrome||Neuralgia||Anxiety||Depression|
|Feeling Abnormal||Pneumonia||Dyspnoea||Drug Ineffective||Tardive Dyskinesia||Weight Increased||Syncope||Anxiety|
|Abdominal Pain Upper||Convulsion||Depression||Vomiting||Suicidal Ideation||Blood Pressure Increased||Eczema Eyelids||Fall|
|Insomnia||Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased||Tremor||Neuropathy Peripheral||Suicide Attempt||Diabetes Mellitus||Pain - Back||Headache|
|Agitation||Headache||Suicidal Ideation||Depression||Road Traffic Accident||Anxiety||Swelling Face||Dizziness|
|Somnolence||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Mental Disorder||Disturbance In Attention||Renal Failure||Fall||Depression||Vomiting|
|Vomiting||Anxiety||Nausea||Alanine Aminotransferase Increased||Convulsion||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Schizoaffective Disorder Depressive Type||Insomnia|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Cymbalta is effective||35.65%|
(82 of 230 people)
(12 of 51 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||30.34%|
(71 of 234 people)
(12 of 55 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)
(29 of 130 people)
(26 of 96 people)
(18 of 120 people)
|Gabapentin is effective||n/a||n/a||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(4 of 37 people)
(18 of 146 people)
(25 of 136 people)
(20 of 96 people)
(16 of 126 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||Pain In Extremity|
|Pancreatitis Acute||Headache||Completed Suicide||Convulsion||Depression||Dizziness||Anaemia|
|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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- Numbness between toes
This summer I flip flops, with the strap between my toes, almost exclusively. When I switched this fall to regular shoes I noticed a strange, numb sensation between my big toe and second toe. At first I thought it had something to do with the flip flops and thought it would go away. It has been a few weeks now and this has not gone away, and if anything seems to cover a larger area. Oddly enough I mentioned this to a friend today and she says she has the same thing, between her second and third toe...both of us on our right feet. She is also on an antidepressant but couldn't remember which one, but we thought this was an odd coincidence. She explained it as sort of a sensation that there is a hole in your sock or shoe...and that made sense to me...there is still some sensation in the area but it is an odd feeling...something isn't quite right. I am doing some online research right now to try to figure out if this is common with Cymbalta or not?
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I had taken Cymbalta for about 1.5 years and after taking it for a few months, I started having widespread joint pain. The joint pain has gotten worse and is becoming debilitating. Joint pain in the literature as a side affect of the drug but the joint pain seems to be permanent! I have not taken Cymbalta in a couple years but the joint pain has remained. I have had blood tests and my doctor says the tests show it is not arthritis.
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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.
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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On eHealthMe, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Gabapentin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. 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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