Review: could Cymbalta cause Muscle Spasms?


Summary

Muscle spasms is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 86,605 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,650 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Cymbalta 89,411 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, high blood pressure, fatigue (latest reports from 101,053 Muscle spasms patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

86,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 1,650 people (1.91%) have Muscle Spasms


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cymbalta cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Cymbalta when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 41.76 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 5.86 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.06 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 12.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.47 %
  • 10+ years: 1.1 %

Gender of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Cymbalta *:

  • female: 76.84 %
  • male: 23.16 %

Age of people who have Muscle Spasms when taking Cymbalta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.15 %
  • 20-29: 4.18 %
  • 30-39: 10.9 %
  • 40-49: 24.02 %
  • 50-59: 28.77 %
  • 60+: 30.98 %

Severity if Muscle Spasms when taking Cymbalta **:

  • least: 13.33 %
  • moderate: 46.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 6.67 %

How people recovered from Muscle Spasms **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (441 people, 26.73%)
  • Pain (257 people, 15.58%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (174 people, 10.55%)
  • Fibromyalgia (174 people, 10.55%)
  • Anxiety (153 people, 9.27%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (232 people, 14.06%)
  • Lyrica (224 people, 13.58%)
  • Nexium (171 people, 10.36%)
  • Ambien (170 people, 10.30%)
  • Percocet (150 people, 9.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (429 people, 26.00%)
  • Pain (421 people, 25.52%)
  • Fatigue (411 people, 24.91%)
  • Headache (372 people, 22.55%)
  • Dizziness (343 people, 20.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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