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Review: could Cymbalta cause Acne?

Summary: Acne is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Protonix, and have Depression.

We study 45,706 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 82 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,319 Cymbalta users)

Acne

Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,115 Acne patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 45,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 84 people (0.18%) have Acne.

Trend of Acne in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne27.59%20.69%10.34%17.24%17.24%6.90%0.00%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%1.35%10.81%25.68%22.97%27.03%12.16%

Severity of Acne when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Acne11.76%58.82%23.53%5.88%

How people recovered from Acne ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Acne0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (30 people, 35.71%)
  2. Pain (12 people, 14.29%)
  3. Metastases to bone (10 people, 11.90%)
  4. Anxiety (7 people, 8.33%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (6 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Protonix (16 people, 19.05%)
  2. Reglan (15 people, 17.86%)
  3. Zometa (14 people, 16.67%)
  4. Nexium (14 people, 16.67%)
  5. Duragesic-100 (14 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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