Review: Fosamax and Cymbalta
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions when people take Fosamax and Cymbalta. It is created by eHealthMe based on 670 reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Fosamax (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of alendronate sodium. It is often used in osteoporosis.
Cymbalta (latest outcomes) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.
On Dec, 5, 2013: 670 people who reported to have interactions when taking Fosamax, Cymbalta are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Fosamax (alendronate sodium)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Fosamax, Cymbalta:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||166|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||120|
|Pain In Extremity||119|
|Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)||112|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Fosamax, Cymbalta:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||42|
|Osteonecrosis (death of bone)||36|
|Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus)||26|
|Pain In Extremity||19|
|Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint)||18|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- By Psychogirl: I have bipolar disorder and adhd and take nuvigil for the adhd and on occasion take lunesta for sleep. anybody else take this combination and what side effects or effects in general have you noticed?
(for a 63 year old woman who has Bipolar I Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Renal Failure, Stage 3, Primary Hypothyroidism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Osteoporosis, Edema - Peripheral, Peripheral Edema, and takes Cymbalta, Lexapro, Lamictal, Latuda, Levothyroxine Sodium, Lunesta, Nuvigil, Maxide, Multivitamin)
I'm anxious about any untoward drug interactions. I can't take stimulants because of a history of abuse. I take Nuvgil for my ADHD and it's the first time I can concentraate in years! I can't believe how much easier it is to organize, get things done, and read. Plus it helps the chronic fatigue I ...
(Number of patients like Psychogirl: 13,931)
- By Zdanr: I have primary hyperparathyroidism with an adenoma and an igm of 16. can you tell me if the study was ever done on this combination.
(for a 55 year old woman who has Primary Hyperparathyroidism, Low IgM, and takes Amlodipine Besylate, ASA, Furosemide, Isosorbide Dinitrate, Synthroid, Nitroglycerin, Ranexa, Vivelle-dot, Cymbalta, Nitrostat, Crestor, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate)
Was given t-131 at age 16 and have virtually no thyroid gland. I also have systemic and coronary vasospasms that have caused heart damage, an unspecified autoimmune disease with elevated ANA, osteoporosis, normal calcium levels, parathyroid hormone of 117, an identified adenoma of the parathyroid, ...
(Number of patients like Zdanr: 9,540)
- By pecan: Has anyone ever been given cymbalta, for hot flashes?
(for a 61 year old woman who has Hotflashes, and takes Cymbalta)
NP won't let me have premerin or the like but will give me cymbalta..says it works for hot flashes a male np of course.
(Number of patients like pecan: 1,689)
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- By AlieCat: Topamax for weight loss, causing diarrhea
(for a 59 year old woman who has Overweight, Multiple Sclerosis, Tibia Fracture, and takes Topamax, Aubagio, Cymbalta, Celebrex, Fosamax)
I was taking Topamax for weight loss and it worked very well. After 2 months I started having diarrhea. I stopped Topamax and the diarrhea stopped. Is there any drug or supplement I can take Topamax that will stop the diarrhea?
(Number of patients like AlieCat: 4,589)
- By Win: Cymbalta and pulmonary embolisms
(for a 68 year old man who has Pulmonary Embolisms, and takes Cymbalta, Celebrex, Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide, Fish Oil, Crestor, Glimepiride, Metformin)
I started taking Cymbalta in August for pain. By September I was suffering from shortness of breath. Visited Doctors asking if Cymbalta could be the cause. Answer was no. By the end of September I was no longer taking Cymbalta but still suffering from shortness of breath. It was getting severe a ...
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- By Iris: Short term memory loss on cymbalta
(for a 63 year old woman who has Short-term Memory Loss, and takes Cymbalta, Lipitor)
Cymbalta is taking a while to work on my depression , but it worked immediately on my neck and lower back pain. Definite improvement. I went off Lipitor because of the short term memory loss... but it seems as though the Cymbalta has replicated the Lipitor issue. My short term memory is really bad ...
(Number of patients like Iris: 3,188)
Complete drug side effects:
On eHealthMe, Fosamax (alendronate sodium) is often used to treat osteoporosis. Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. 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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Fosamax is used in:
- Cymbalta is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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