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Review: could Cymbalta cause Rash (Rashes)?

Summary: Rash 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 Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 45,751 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,541 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,355 Cymbalta users)

Rash

Rash (redness) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, depression, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 151,029 Rash patients)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 45,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 1,543 people (3.37%) have Rash.

Trend of Rash in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash40.72%36.23%7.19%6.29%7.19%1.80%0.60%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.00%0.00%0.56%3.95%8.58%24.37%33.40%29.14%

Severity of Rash when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash14.58%43.75%35.42%6.25%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash3.45%3.45%93.10%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (587 people, 38.04%)
  2. Pain (270 people, 17.50%)
  3. Anxiety (171 people, 11.08%)
  4. Hypertension (127 people, 8.23%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (118 people, 7.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (311 people, 20.16%)
  2. Lexapro (296 people, 19.18%)
  3. Aspirin (280 people, 18.15%)
  4. Nexium (279 people, 18.08%)
  5. Ambien (277 people, 17.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

C ruby (2 years ago):

39 started cymbalta end of feb now April. Noticed rash 3 days ago. Began on tops of hands next day spread to just below elbows, next day spread to right side of neck, next day other side of neck and top of lower portion of feet. Went to dr seems to think its the sun and a med mix. Have me Claritin and 2.5% hydrocortisone cream and stay out of sun mention to Rheum. I am SS A&B high pos have hashimotos fibro and ra.
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