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Review: could Cymbalta cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

Summary: Anxiety is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression. We study 45,800 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,875 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,410 Cymbalta users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain. (latest reports from 212,892 Anxiety patients)

On May, 14, 2015: 45,786 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 2,875 people (6.28%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety33.89%24.55%10.04%9.48%17.02%3.91%1.12%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%0.00%1.18%8.33%11.77%23.02%31.91%23.78%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety3.23%53.23%37.10%6.45%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety9.68%32.26%58.06%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,303 people, 45.32%)
  2. Anxiety (568 people, 19.76%)
  3. Pain (436 people, 15.17%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (266 people, 9.25%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (233 people, 8.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (620 people, 21.57%)
  2. Ambien (589 people, 20.49%)
  3. Xanax (544 people, 18.92%)
  4. Lexapro (514 people, 17.88%)
  5. Nexium (497 people, 17.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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