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Review: could Cymbalta cause Alcoholism?

Summary: Alcoholism could be caused by Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Alcohol, and have Depression.

We study 45,418 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 181 have Alcoholism. Find out below who they are, when they have Alcoholism and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 48,967 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Alcoholism

Alcoholism (problems with alcohol) (latest reports from 36,302 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 17, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 181 people (0.40%) have Alcoholism. They amount to 0.50% of all the 36,260 people who have Alcoholism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Alcoholism in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Alcoholism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Alcoholism41.33%38.67%9.33%5.33%5.33%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Alcoholism when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Alcoholism0.00%0.00%9.14%13.44%22.04%20.43%25.81%9.14%

Severity of Alcoholism when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Alcoholism0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Alcoholism ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Alcoholism0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (83 people, 45.86%)
  2. Major depression (26 people, 14.36%)
  3. Back pain (22 people, 12.15%)
  4. Anxiety (18 people, 9.94%)
  5. Pain (13 people, 7.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Alcohol (44 people, 24.31%)
  2. Multi-vitamin (18 people, 9.94%)
  3. Lyrica (18 people, 9.94%)
  4. Omeprazole (17 people, 9.39%)
  5. Abilify (15 people, 8.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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