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Review: could Cymbalta cause Headache?

We study 45,572 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,844 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,176 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Headache

Headache (pain in head) (latest reports from 1,194,567 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 45,572 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 2,846 people (6.25%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache37.52%27.53%9.38%10.84%11.33%2.68%0.73%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.04%0.07%1.48%6.38%14.59%25.05%30.69%21.71%

Severity of Headache when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache3.49%46.51%37.21%12.79%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache7.41%14.81%77.78%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (995 people, 34.96%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (357 people, 12.54%)
  3. Pain (315 people, 11.07%)
  4. Anxiety (270 people, 9.49%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (176 people, 6.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Ambien (354 people, 12.44%)
  2. Neurontin (322 people, 11.31%)
  3. Xanax (306 people, 10.75%)
  4. Nexium (297 people, 10.44%)
  5. Aspirin (267 people, 9.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I would like to know if cymbalta causes hemorrhagic stroke or can cause more brain bleeding if taken after one hemorrhagic stroke

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • The abnormal dreams & mild hallucinations came only after starting the methylprednisolone a few days ago. They happen primarily when I am sleeping. I woke up last night with very unusual dreams & head/brain pain, and was quite concerned. I had taken 1 methylprednisolone & 1 cymbalta before bed. Earlier in the day, I had taken 2 methylprednisolone & 2 tramadol before a nap, and had similar, though not as severe issues. Trying to figure out what the interaction problem is. I did not take the muscle relaxant (cyclopenzaprine) before bed since I started the cortico steroid pack.

    Reply

    britsarmymom on Apr, 26, 2014:

    Mother just survived near brush with respiratory arrest. Hallucinated at night on Tramadol, argumentative with RN who reported her to MD. He planned to ADD Seroquel 25 mg to Tramadol, Neurontin, Remeron and Ativan in rehab facility. She declined Tramadol and Seroquel and was still so sedated her pulse ox went down to 84 with long periods of apnea and need for constant obs with frequent rousing for airway. MAJOR struggle with RN to get 02 and MD agreed to no more Tramodol at night and absolutely no Seroquel. How many elderly are lost this way?

    Reply

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • Trying to figure out if my symptoms are related to medications I am taking or due to chronic fatigue syndrome which I have been diagnosed with and maybe fibromyalgia or lumbar stenosis or MS.

    Reply

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