Review: could Cymbalta cause Sudden Memory Loss?


Summary

Sudden memory loss is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Lyrica, and have Depression . We study 86,605 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,991 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 89,409 users)

Sudden Memory Loss

Sudden memory loss has been reported by people with feeling abnormal, confusional state, speech impairment (adult), high blood cholesterol, pneumonia (latest reports from 101,366 Sudden memory loss patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

86,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 2,991 people (3.45%) 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: 29.03 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 24.78 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.56 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.4 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 6.02 %
  • 10+ years: 2.65 %

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

  • female: 77.32 %
  • male: 22.68 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.99 %
  • 20-29: 4.19 %
  • 30-39: 11.87 %
  • 40-49: 23.3 %
  • 50-59: 29.36 %
  • 60+: 30.3 %

Severity if Sudden Memory Loss when taking Cymbalta **:

  • least: 7.69 %
  • moderate: 45.19 %
  • 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 (1,018 people, 34.04%)
  • Pain (478 people, 15.98%)
  • Fibromyalgia (323 people, 10.80%)
  • Anxiety (277 people, 9.26%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (211 people, 7.05%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (339 people, 11.33%)
  • Ambien (251 people, 8.39%)
  • Neurontin (236 people, 7.89%)
  • Xanax (231 people, 7.72%)
  • Nexium (196 people, 6.55%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (657 people, 21.97%)
  • Headache (649 people, 21.70%)
  • Dizziness (647 people, 21.63%)
  • Nausea (612 people, 20.46%)
  • Confusional State (603 people, 20.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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