Review: could Cymbalta cause Palpitations?


Summary

Palpitations is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Depression . We study 57,515 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 849 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Cymbalta 58,912 users)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, heart palpitations, chest pain, fatigue (latest reports from 60,385 Palpitations patients).

On Aug, 31, 2016

57,515 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 849 people (1.48%) have Palpitations


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cymbalta cause Palpitations?

Time on Cymbalta when people have Palpitations *:

  • < 1 month: 42.26 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.37 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.37 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.62 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 3.77 %
  • 10+ years: 0.84 %

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Cymbalta *:

  • female: 85.46 %
  • male: 14.54 %

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Cymbalta *:

  • 0-1: 0.14 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.56 %
  • 20-29: 6.07 %
  • 30-39: 15.68 %
  • 40-49: 25.85 %
  • 50-59: 26.98 %
  • 60+: 24.72 %

Severity if Palpitations when taking Cymbalta **:

  • least: 9.68 %
  • moderate: 67.74 %
  • severe: 19.35 %
  • most severe: 3.23 %

How people recovered from Palpitations **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 6.25 %
  • not yet: 81.25 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (255 people, 30.04%)
  • Anxiety (98 people, 11.54%)
  • Fibromyalgia (90 people, 10.60%)
  • Pain (73 people, 8.60%)
  • Hypertension (32 people, 3.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (107 people, 12.60%)
  • Neurontin (98 people, 11.54%)
  • Lyrica (86 people, 10.13%)
  • Vicodin (75 people, 8.83%)
  • Aspirin (74 people, 8.72%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (271 people, 31.92%)
  • Dizziness (239 people, 28.15%)
  • Anxiety (227 people, 26.74%)
  • Dyspnoea (201 people, 23.67%)
  • Fatigue (200 people, 23.56%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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