Review: could Cymbalta cause Back pain?
Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.
We study 45,751 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,313 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.
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Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,355 Cymbalta users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,043 Back pain patients)
On Feb, 4, 2015: 45,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 1,313 people (2.87%) have Back Pain.
Time on Cymbalta when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||13.27%||43.36%||11.50%||7.08%||18.58%||3.54%||2.65% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Cymbalta * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.17%||2.84%||9.36%||24.31%||27.65%||35.67% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Cymbalta ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||7.14%||21.43%||57.14%||14.29% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||16.67%||16.67%||66.67% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (362 people, 27.57%)
- Pain (216 people, 16.45%)
- Osteoporosis (134 people, 10.21%)
- Anxiety (112 people, 8.53%)
- Fibromyalgia (102 people, 7.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (401 people, 30.54%)
- Ambien (313 people, 23.84%)
- Nexium (297 people, 22.62%)
- Aspirin (261 people, 19.88%)
- Aredia (254 people, 19.35%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Now found out I have incompetent vein in leg which may be part of the problem had cystocopy and found cysts in kidney, then developed hypertension but no one will diagnose the pain. Now decided it is the same as diabetic neuropathy but as gp and consultant point out I am a long way from being diabetic with perfect blood glucose so thinks it's just guessing and hope
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