Review: could Cymbalta cause Agitation?


Summary

Agitation is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Depression . We study 56,230 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,201 have Agitation. Find out below who they are, when they have Agitation and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Cymbalta 56,552 users)

Agitation

Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, death, drowsiness, arrhythmias, hypotension (latest reports from 58,597 Agitation patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

56,230 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 1,201 people (2.14%) have Agitation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cymbalta cause Agitation?

Time on Cymbalta when people have Agitation *:

  • < 1 month: 50.83 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.06 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.11 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.44 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.78 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.22 %
  • 10+ years: 0.56 %

Gender of people who have Agitation when taking Cymbalta *:

  • female: 71.31 %
  • male: 28.69 %

Age of people who have Agitation when taking Cymbalta *:

  • 0-1: 0.32 %
  • 2-9: 0.43 %
  • 10-19: 2.24 %
  • 20-29: 6.84 %
  • 30-39: 15.71 %
  • 40-49: 22.76 %
  • 50-59: 24.79 %
  • 60+: 26.92 %

Severity if Agitation when taking Cymbalta **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 36.84 %
  • severe: 52.63 %
  • most severe: 10.53 %

How people recovered from Agitation **:

  • while on drug: 20 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 80 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (429 people)
  • Pain (131 people)
  • Anxiety (94 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (88 people)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (63 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (95 people)
  • Xanax (80 people)
  • Chantix (79 people)
  • Klonopin (76 people)
  • Neurontin (74 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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