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Review: could Cymbalta cause Anxiety?

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

We study 45,578 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,851 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 2,863 people (6.28%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.23% of all the 1,269,998 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

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
Anxiety34.37%24.61%10.04%9.48%16.97%3.82%0.71%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%0.00%1.19%8.33%11.82%22.92%31.94%23.81%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety4.00%58.00%30.00%8.00%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety15.79%31.58%52.63%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,298 people, 45.34%)
  2. Anxiety (566 people, 19.77%)
  3. Pain (434 people, 15.16%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (266 people, 9.29%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (232 people, 8.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (620 people, 21.66%)
  2. Ambien (589 people, 20.57%)
  3. Xanax (543 people, 18.97%)
  4. Lexapro (514 people, 17.95%)
  5. Nexium (495 people, 17.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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