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Review: could Cymbalta cause Chest pain?

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

We study 45,578 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,559 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 1,559 people (3.42%) have Chest Pain. They amount to 0.17% of all the 915,807 people who have Chest Pain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Chest pain in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Chest pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chest pain49.82%28.32%8.24%5.38%5.73%2.15%0.36%

Age of people who have Chest pain when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chest pain0.00%0.00%0.32%4.05%12.87%24.07%34.68%24.00%

Severity of Chest pain when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chest pain7.14%64.29%28.57%0.00%

How people recovered from Chest pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chest pain40.00%0.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (489 people, 31.37%)
  2. Pain (184 people, 11.80%)
  3. Anxiety (136 people, 8.72%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (122 people, 7.83%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (114 people, 7.31%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (298 people, 19.11%)
  2. Zometa (278 people, 17.83%)
  3. Neurontin (276 people, 17.70%)
  4. Ambien (265 people, 17.00%)
  5. Nexium (261 people, 16.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Having progressively worsening chest pain from last night until this afternoon and still getting worse.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • peggy on Apr, 4, 2013:

    Just took my first dose of cymbolta 30mg today. I've been having chest pain through out the day. Is this normal? I'm female 55 years old. Was on Lexapro 20 for about 6 years +

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I took a one week trial of Cymbalta, I took it right before bedtime and it increased my heart rate and blood pressure several points...but I went ahead and got a thirty day prescription filled and continued to take it for another week...until I started getting itchy blisters on my fingers and forearms. I quit taking it 3 days ago and have still had a few more blisters pop up in between my fingers and around the original sites of the blisters on my fingers. Although it minimized the pain in my hands and feet initially, the itching and blisters are not acceptable and I think that the chest pain would have increased as it did while taking Vimovo.

    Reply

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