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Review: could Cymbalta cause Vertigo?

We study 45,572 people who have side effects while taking Cymbalta from FDA and social media. Among them, 3,387 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Cymbalta

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,154 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Vertigo

Vertigo (latest reports from 1,294,226 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 45,551 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta. Among them, 3,388 people (7.44%) have Vertigo. They amount to 0.26% of all the 1,293,525 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
Vertigo34.51%29.89%11.50%11.58%9.39%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%14.79%22.90%26.23%29.01%

Severity of Vertigo when taking Cymbalta ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Vertigo7.69%54.81%32.69%4.81%

How people recovered from Vertigo ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Vertigo5.41%5.41%89.19%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (1,309 people, 38.64%)
  2. Fibromyalgia (504 people, 14.88%)
  3. Pain (437 people, 12.90%)
  4. Anxiety (353 people, 10.42%)
  5. Back pain (158 people, 4.66%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lyrica (512 people, 15.11%)
  2. Neurontin (403 people, 11.89%)
  3. Aspirin (362 people, 10.68%)
  4. Nexium (360 people, 10.63%)
  5. Ambien (358 people, 10.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I was on cymbalta for almost 3 yrs.with great success. Was just switched to the generic..all hell broke out.

    Reply

    Aurora on Aug, 24, 2014:

    65 year old female on Cymbalta for over 3year. Was switched to generic and while waiting adjust, I slipped into depression, other side effects as we'll. I did nothing but eat Jelly Bellys and jigsaw puzzles for weeks....gained weight , stopped going to gym. Dr. Changed meds and within 3 days I started painting furniture and seeing friends

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • having blurred vision and spacey feeling since starting abilify.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months 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.

    Reply

    Happyseniorchic on May, 1, 2014:

    I wanted to comment on the lady over 60 that complained about Vertigo. My experience was very similar to the lady who stated she learned a maneuver to help with her vertigo. My ENT put me through a series of balance tests. I failed all the tests and was diagnosed with Mineers disease. This is very much like vertigo but your inner ear canals and sinuses do not completely get rid of mucus or fluid that builds up. Finally after many years I was able to get on a diuretic,that works at deceasing the amount of fluid that builds up in my ear canals. There are little ear filters, much like hair like that are suppose to be able to reset with an adjustment. Mine situation was much different. Hopefully those people who read this will get advice from an ENT and allow them to further test you. There is also a shot that my ENT gives me yearly to cut down the accumulation of fluid in the ears. I forgot to add that with the accumulation of fluid in my ear canals I did not recover from a cold. Instead one night I fell under my bed and received a concussion. I was Hospitalized for one week due to the severe infection in both ears.

    Reply

    Dotty on Apr, 27, 2014:

    I used to suffer from vertigo like you, until my doctor told me to watch a Youtube video about a vertigo treatment called the epley maneuver. My husband helped me with the moves. We had to do it twice. That was two years ago! Good luck.

    Reply

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