Review: could Cymbalta cause Sudden Memory Loss?


Summary

Sudden memory loss is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Lyrica, and have Depression . We study 56,230 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,879 have Sudden memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden memory loss and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Cymbalta 56,552 users)

Sudden Memory Loss

Sudden memory loss has been reported by people with muscle aches, feeling abnormal, confusional state, speech impairment (adult), high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 71,070 Sudden memory loss patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

56,230 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 1,879 people (3.34%) have Sudden Memory Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Cymbalta cause Sudden memory loss?

Time on Cymbalta when people have Sudden Memory Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 25.34 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.01 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.42 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.45 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.82 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.83 %
  • 10+ years: 3.14 %

Gender of people who have Sudden Memory Loss when taking Cymbalta *:

  • female: 76.38 %
  • male: 23.62 %

Age of people who have Sudden Memory Loss when taking Cymbalta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.84 %
  • 20-29: 4.94 %
  • 30-39: 12.26 %
  • 40-49: 24.09 %
  • 50-59: 29.46 %
  • 60+: 28.41 %

Severity if Sudden Memory Loss when taking Cymbalta **:

  • least: 8.65 %
  • moderate: 44.23 %
  • severe: 40.38 %
  • most severe: 6.73 %

How people recovered from Sudden Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 4.84 %
  • after off the drug: 1.61 %
  • not yet: 93.55 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (630 people)
  • Pain (252 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (232 people)
  • Anxiety (188 people)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (141 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (278 people)
  • Ambien (219 people)
  • Neurontin (188 people)
  • Xanax (178 people)
  • Nexium (170 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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