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Review: could Cymbalta cause Vertigo?

Summary: Vertigo could be caused by Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Lyrica, and have Depression.

We study 45,578 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,383 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 48,967 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Vertigo

Vertigo (latest reports from 1,288,775 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 45,578 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 3,384 people (7.42%) have Vertigo. They amount to 0.26% of all the 1,286,457 people who have Vertigo on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vertigo in Cymbalta reports

Time on Cymbalta when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vertigo34.62%29.75%11.54%11.54%9.42%2.35%0.78%

Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Cymbalta * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vertigo0.00%0.03%1.07%5.98%14.80%22.81%26.26%29.04%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo8.00%54.00%33.00%5.00%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo5.88%5.88%88.24%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,306 people, 38.59%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (504 people, 14.89%)
  3. Pain (436 people, 12.88%)
  4. Anxiety (353 people, 10.43%)
  5. Back pain (158 people, 4.67%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (512 people, 15.13%)
  2. Neurontin (403 people, 11.91%)
  3. Aspirin (362 people, 10.70%)
  4. Nexium (360 people, 10.64%)
  5. Ambien (358 people, 10.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Also take 50 mg levosynthroid, multivitamins

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  • From this study (3 weeks 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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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • severe vertigo for about 2 years.stress makes it worse.if i can keep my head still and dont move or lean my head backwards it will stop.Has lasted for 2 or 3 weeks at a time.Been so bad that i couldnt even walk.

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