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Review: could Cymbalta cause Coughing (Cough)?





Summary: Coughing is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 45,678 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 627 have Coughing. Find out below who they are, when they have Coughing and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Cymbalta 49,275 users)

Coughing

Coughing has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Coughing 73,813 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 45,655 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 627 people (1.37%) have Coughing.

Trend of Coughing in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Coughing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Coughing46.03%25.40%12.70%7.94%7.94%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Coughing when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Coughing0.00%0.00%0.18%1.61%10.55%20.57%37.39%29.70%

Severity of Coughing when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Coughing9.09%27.27%54.55%9.09%

How people recovered from Coughing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Coughing16.67%0.00%83.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (170 people, 27.11%)
  2. Pain (89 people, 14.19%)
  3. Hypertension (88 people, 14.04%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (71 people, 11.32%)
  5. Osteoporosis (56 people, 8.93%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (197 people, 31.42%)
  2. Nexium (172 people, 27.43%)
  3. Lexapro (151 people, 24.08%)
  4. Celebrex (136 people, 21.69%)
  5. Ambien (136 people, 21.69%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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