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Review: could Cymbalta cause Sexual dysfunction?

We study 45,572 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 338 have Sexual dysfunction. Find out below who they are, when they have Sexual dysfunction and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,154 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity) (latest reports from 129,497 patients) has been reported by people with erection problems, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol, hair loss.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 45,551 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 338 people (0.74%) have Sexual Dysfunction. They amount to 0.26% of all the 131,856 people who have Sexual Dysfunction on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sexual dysfunction in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Sexual dysfunction * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sexual dysfunction26.67%22.86%9.52%18.10%19.05%2.86%0.95%

Age of people who have Sexual dysfunction when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sexual dysfunction0.00%0.00%0.00%3.21%13.70%25.95%37.90%19.24%

Severity of Sexual dysfunction when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sexual dysfunction2.94%38.24%47.06%11.76%

How people recovered from Sexual dysfunction ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sexual dysfunction0.00%11.76%88.24%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (139 people, 41.12%)
  2. Anxiety (64 people, 18.93%)
  3. Pain (47 people, 13.91%)
  4. Bipolar disorder (31 people, 9.17%)
  5. Fibromyalgia (24 people, 7.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (51 people, 15.09%)
  2. Lyrica (43 people, 12.72%)
  3. Lisinopril (40 people, 11.83%)
  4. Valium (38 people, 11.24%)
  5. Zometa (36 people, 10.65%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • About five years ago I started noticing it was very hard to reach orgasm during intercourse. About three years ago I noticed a lack of interest in sex. About one year ago I noticed it was very hard for me to get and maintain an erection. I also started getting dry orgasms even during masturbation.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • Depression a bit better but not a lot. Memory lapses since taking cymbalta. Tried to very slowly stop (from 60mg every day to 60 one day and 30 one day, but dizziness and that "head in an vise " feeling got much more pronounced and I moved back to 60 every day. I would ilke to stop cymbalta but seems so difficult if not impossible due to side effects.

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