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Review: could Cymbalta cause Muscle spasms?

We study 45,537 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 932 have Muscle spasms. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle spasms and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,113 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Muscle spasms

Muscle spasms (muscle contraction) (latest reports from 349,495 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 45,517 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 932 people (2.05%) have Muscle Spasms. They amount to 0.27% of all the 349,255 people who have Muscle Spasms on eHealthMe.

Trend of Muscle spasms in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Muscle spasms * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle spasms43.28%28.86%7.46%6.47%11.94%0.50%1.49%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%1.11%7.10%10.86%26.27%27.49%27.16%

Severity of Muscle spasms when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle spasms16.67%41.67%41.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle spasms ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle spasms0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (344 people, 36.91%)
  2. Pain (197 people, 21.14%)
  3. Fibromyalgia (129 people, 13.84%)
  4. Anxiety (112 people, 12.02%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (100 people, 10.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (204 people, 21.89%)
  2. Ambien (163 people, 17.49%)
  3. Aspirin (161 people, 17.27%)
  4. Lyrica (153 people, 16.42%)
  5. Percocet (145 people, 15.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • i have been jittery and have muscle spasms since taking my medication at 1100 est.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Medications improved fibromyalgia for about 1.5 years until side effects began to outweigh benefits. Tremor & myoclonic jerking seemed linked to build up of SINGULAIR, Cymbalta, SAVELLA, Elavil & Lyrica. Tremor, jerking and mood problems lessened when SINGULAIR was discontinued. Cognition improved slightly when Elavil was discontinued. Urinary retention lessened when Cymbalta dose was lowered to 40mg.

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