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Review: could Cymbalta cause Rash?

Summary: Rash could be caused by Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 45,578 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,534 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 48,967 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Rash

Rash (redness) (latest reports from 966,452 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 1,536 people (3.37%) have Rash. They amount to 0.16% of all the 964,080 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.

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
Rash41.28%36.39%7.34%5.81%7.03%1.53%0.61%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.00%0.00%0.57%3.96%8.37%24.35%33.54%29.20%

Severity of Rash when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash17.07%43.90%31.71%7.32%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%4.17%95.83%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (585 people, 38.09%)
  2. Pain (269 people, 17.51%)
  3. Anxiety (170 people, 11.07%)
  4. Hypertension (127 people, 8.27%)
  5. Bipolar disorder (118 people, 7.68%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (311 people, 20.25%)
  2. Lexapro (296 people, 19.27%)
  3. Aspirin (280 people, 18.23%)
  4. Nexium (279 people, 18.16%)
  5. Ambien (277 people, 18.03%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

C ruby (1 year 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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  • Dermatologist treated with creams and Minocycline for months now with no improvement only spreading more, thought to be rash due to diabetes, ruled out lupus, now discovered thyroid not functioning. Family practice Dr. suggested it may be Cymbalta and wants to get me off it, but it has helped my depression and fibroyalgia. Rash is now on face, hands, neck, back and legs, arms, very red and angry looking, round volcanic looking lesions, hands hurt, elbows hurt.

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