Review: could Cymbalta cause Sudden Memory Loss?


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 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Depression . We study 46,395 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,857 have Sudden memory loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Sudden memory loss and more.

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Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Cymbalta 48,474 users)

Sudden Memory Loss

Sudden memory loss has been reported by people with limb injury, weight loss, pneumonia, muscle twitching, hyperventilation (latest reports from 61,143 Sudden memory loss patients).

On Jul, 21, 2016

46,395 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 1,857 people (4.0%) 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: 28.96 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 23.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.68 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 17.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.71 %
  • 10+ years: 2.96 %

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

  • female: 75.96 %
  • male: 24.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.76 %
  • 20-29: 4.85 %
  • 30-39: 12.27 %
  • 40-49: 25.66 %
  • 50-59: 30.44 %
  • 60+: 26.01 %

Severity if Sudden Memory Loss when taking Cymbalta **:

  • least: 8.65 %
  • moderate: 42.31 %
  • severe: 42.31 %
  • most severe: 6.73 %

How people recovered from Sudden Memory Loss **:

  • while on drug: 4.92 %
  • after off the drug: 1.64 %
  • not yet: 93.44 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (539 people)
  • Pain (191 people)
  • Fibromyalgia (187 people)
  • Anxiety (150 people)
  • Insomnia (106 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (222 people)
  • Ambien (203 people)
  • Neurontin (163 people)
  • Xanax (158 people)
  • Nexium (142 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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