Review: could Cymbalta cause Muscle Spasms?


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 56,230 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,112 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Cymbalta 56,552 users)

Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, weakness, high blood pressure (latest reports from 64,346 Muscle spasms patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

56,230 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 1,112 people (1.98%) have Muscle Spasms

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cymbalta cause Muscle spasms?

Time on Cymbalta when people have Muscle Spasms *:

  • < 1 month: 38.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.77 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.81 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 11.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.04 %
  • 10+ years: 1.55 %

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

  • female: 76.95 %
  • male: 23.05 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.16 %
  • 20-29: 5.01 %
  • 30-39: 11.29 %
  • 40-49: 24.45 %
  • 50-59: 28.06 %
  • 60+: 30.03 %

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 (321 people)
  • Pain (192 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (111 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (106 people)
  • Anxiety (92 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (193 people)
  • Lyrica (157 people)
  • Gabapentin (143 people)
  • Ambien (142 people)
  • Nexium (134 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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