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Cymbalta, Xifaxan for a 45-year old woman





Summary: 1 female patient aged 45 (±5) who takes the same drugs is studied.

This is a personalized study for a 45 year old female patient who has Gastroparesis. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (view latest outcomes from 49,275 users)

Xifaxan has active ingredients of rifaximin. It is often used in hepatic encephalopathy. (latest outcomes from Xifaxan 655 users)

What are the conditions

Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of food from the stomach) can be treated by Reglan. (latest reports from Gastroparesis 224 patients)

On Dec, 10, 2014: 1 female aged 40 (±5) who take Cymbalta, Xifaxan is studied

Cymbalta, Xifaxan outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 40

Gender: female

Conditions: Gastroparesis

Drugs taking:
- Cymbalta - EQ 20MG BASE (duloxetine hydrochloride): used for 1 - 6 months

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

InteractionNumber of reports on eHealthMe
XifaxanThe drug has been added in the study. Outcomes of the drug mix are shown.

Drug effectiveness over time :

n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
n/an/an/an/aPsychological Trauman/an/aPsychological Trauma
Abdominal Pain UpperAbdominal Pain Upper
Gallbladder DisorderGallbladder Disorder
AnxietyAnxiety
InjuryInjury
PainPain
Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)Cholecystitis (infection of gallbladder)
Emotional DistressEmotional Distress

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • started after discontinuing the medication

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  • From this study (3 weeks 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

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