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Review: could Cymbalta cause Drug toxicity?

Summary: Drug toxicity could be caused by Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lyrica, and have Depression.

We study 45,578 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 155 have Drug toxicity. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug toxicity and more.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 155 people (0.34%) have Drug Toxicity. They amount to 0.14% of all the 109,936 people who have Drug Toxicity on eHealthMe.

Trend of Drug toxicity in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Drug toxicity * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Drug toxicity32.35%47.06%8.82%5.88%5.88%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Drug toxicity when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Drug toxicity0.75%0.00%0.75%15.04%11.28%25.56%23.31%23.31%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (41 people, 26.45%)
  2. Pain (30 people, 19.35%)
  3. Anxiety (29 people, 18.71%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (14 people, 9.03%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (11 people, 7.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (34 people, 21.94%)
  2. Xanax (31 people, 20.00%)
  3. Gabapentin (17 people, 10.97%)
  4. Duragesic-100 (14 people, 9.03%)
  5. Prevacid (12 people, 7.74%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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