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Review: could Cymbalta cause Glaucoma?

Summary: Glaucoma could be caused by Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prilosec, and have Depression.

We study 45,578 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 112 have Glaucoma. Find out below who they are, when they have Glaucoma and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 112 people (0.25%) have Glaucoma. They amount to 0.18% of all the 63,630 people who have Glaucoma on eHealthMe.

Trend of Glaucoma in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Glaucoma * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Glaucoma63.64%4.55%13.64%9.09%0.00%9.09%0.00%

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Glaucoma0.95%0.00%0.00%0.00%5.71%7.62%23.81%61.90%

Severity of Glaucoma when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Glaucoma0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Glaucoma ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Glaucoma0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (27 people, 24.11%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (20 people, 17.86%)
  3. Pain (16 people, 14.29%)
  4. Fibromyalgia (10 people, 8.93%)
  5. Muscle spasms (9 people, 8.04%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prilosec (35 people, 31.25%)
  2. Prednisone (34 people, 30.36%)
  3. Neurontin (34 people, 30.36%)
  4. Nexium (33 people, 29.46%)
  5. Zometa (29 people, 25.89%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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