Review: could Cymbalta cause Restless Leg?


Summary

Restless leg is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Neurontin, and have Depression . We study 57,515 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 376 have Restless leg. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg 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)

Restless Leg

Restless leg has been reported by people with hypotension, drug withdrawal syndrome, itching, fatigue, urinary incontinence (latest reports from 19,841 Restless leg patients).

On Aug, 31, 2016

57,515 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 376 people (0.65%) have Restless Leg


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cymbalta cause Restless leg?

Time on Cymbalta when people have Restless Leg *:

  • < 1 month: 19.51 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 17.07 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 13.41 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.41 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 26.83 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.54 %
  • 10+ years: 1.22 %

Gender of people who have Restless Leg when taking Cymbalta *:

  • female: 78.03 %
  • male: 21.97 %

Age of people who have Restless Leg when taking Cymbalta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.48 %
  • 20-29: 4.43 %
  • 30-39: 12.55 %
  • 40-49: 17.71 %
  • 50-59: 31.0 %
  • 60+: 32.84 %

Severity if Restless Leg when taking Cymbalta **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 31.03 %
  • severe: 51.72 %
  • most severe: 17.24 %

How people recovered from Restless Leg **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 23.81 %
  • not yet: 76.19 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (124 people, 32.98%)
  • Pain (57 people, 15.16%)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (51 people, 13.56%)
  • Muscle Spasms (43 people, 11.44%)
  • Sleep Disorder (38 people, 10.11%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Neurontin (92 people, 24.47%)
  • Ambien (89 people, 23.67%)
  • Lexapro (73 people, 19.41%)
  • Zometa (66 people, 17.55%)
  • Prilosec (63 people, 16.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (119 people, 31.65%)
  • Pain (116 people, 30.85%)
  • Nausea (107 people, 28.46%)
  • Fatigue (96 people, 25.53%)
  • Headache (91 people, 24.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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