Review: could Cymbalta cause Sleep issues (Insomnia)?
Summary: Sleep issues 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 Ambien, and have Depression.
We study 45,706 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,491 have Sleep issues. Find out below who they are, when they have Sleep issues and more.
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Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 49,319 Cymbalta users)
Sleep issues (sleep problems) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 131,292 Sleep issues patients)
On Jan, 4, 2015: 45,678 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 2,490 people (5.45%) have Sleep Issues.
Time on Cymbalta when people have Sleep issues * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Sleep issues||35.65%||29.73%||7.99%||9.62%||13.02%||2.96%||1.04% |
Age of people who have Sleep issues when taking Cymbalta * :
|Sleep issues||0.04%||0.04%||1.34%||8.07%||11.41%||24.21%||30.68%||24.21% |
Severity of Sleep issues when taking Cymbalta ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Sleep issues||6.45%||33.87%||45.16%||14.52% |
How people recovered from Sleep issues ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Sleep issues||3.12%||15.62%||81.25% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (990 people, 39.76%)
- Fibromyalgia (310 people, 12.45%)
- Anxiety (306 people, 12.29%)
- Pain (295 people, 11.85%)
- Sleep disorder (177 people, 7.11%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Ambien (341 people, 13.69%)
- Xanax (334 people, 13.41%)
- Lyrica (292 people, 11.73%)
- Neurontin (290 people, 11.65%)
- Lexapro (288 people, 11.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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