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Review: could Cymbalta cause Restless leg syndrome?

Summary: Restless leg syndrome 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 45,706 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 322 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,319 Cymbalta users)

Restless leg syndrome

Restless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,452 Restless Leg Syndrome patients)

On Jan, 13, 2015: 45,706 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 322 people (0.70%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.

Trend of Restless leg syndrome in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Restless leg syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless leg syndrome22.37%13.16%9.21%11.84%32.89%7.89%2.63%

Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.78%3.91%14.45%19.14%30.47%31.25%

Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless leg syndrome0.00%30.00%50.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless leg syndrome0.00%22.73%77.27%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (107 people, 33.23%)
  2. Pain (50 people, 15.53%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (50 people, 15.53%)
  4. Sleep disorder (40 people, 12.42%)
  5. Muscle spasms (36 people, 11.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (92 people, 28.57%)
  2. Ambien (81 people, 25.16%)
  3. Lexapro (75 people, 23.29%)
  4. Zometa (62 people, 19.25%)
  5. Prilosec (59 people, 18.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Do you have Restless Leg Syndrome while taking Cymbalta?

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