A study for a 55 year old woman who takes Cymbalta - from FDA reports


18,351 females aged 55 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 55 year old female patient who has Pain - Back. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Dec, 05, 2018

18,351 females aged 55 (±5) who take Cymbalta are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Cymbalta for a 55-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 55
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Pain - Back
  • Drugs taken:
    • Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Pain - Back: 656 (3.57% of females aged 55 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Diarrhea
  4. Pain
  5. Suicidal ideation
  6. Rashes (redness)
  7. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  8. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  9. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  10. Drowsiness
1 - 6 months:
  1. Dizziness
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Headache (pain in head)
  4. Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  7. High blood pressure
  8. Drug ineffective
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  10. Feeling abnormal
6 - 12 months:
  1. Dizziness
  2. Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  3. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Suicidal ideation
  7. Feeling abnormal
  8. Diarrhea
  9. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  4. Feeling abnormal
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  7. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  8. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  9. Pain
  10. Crying
2 - 5 years:
  1. Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  2. Dizziness
  3. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Feeling abnormal
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  9. Diarrhea
  10. Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
5 - 10 years:
  1. Drug withdrawal syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Dizziness
  4. Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  6. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)
  9. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  10. Suicidal ideation
10+ years:
  1. Menopausal symptoms
  2. Gastrointestinal disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
  3. Colon adenoma (non cancerous epithelial colon tumour having a glandular origin and structure)
  4. Tooth disorder (tooth disease)
  5. Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
  6. Ovarian cysts (fluid filled sacs of the ovary)
  7. Femur fracture
  8. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)
  9. Urinary retention (the inability to completely or partially empty the bladder)
  10. Low turnover osteopathy (slow removal of old bone and its replacement by new bone)
not specified:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Pain
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Headache (pain in head)
  5. Drug ineffective
  6. Dizziness
  7. Fall
  8. Joint pain
  9. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  10. Diarrhea

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain : 2,110 people, 11.50%
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 1,724 people, 9.39%
  3. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 1,485 people, 8.09%
  4. High Blood Pressure : 1,285 people, 7.00%
  5. High Blood Cholesterol : 868 people, 4.73%
  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 773 people, 4.21%
  7. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 674 people, 3.67%
  8. Diabetes : 562 people, 3.06%
  9. Sleep Disorder : 559 people, 3.05%
  10. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 518 people, 2.82%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Lyrica (2,354 people, 12.83%)
  2. Humira (1,384 people, 7.54%)
  3. Synthroid (1,324 people, 7.21%)
  4. Xanax (1,178 people, 6.42%)
  5. Nexium (1,125 people, 6.13%)
  6. Neurontin (1,028 people, 5.60%)
  7. Ambien (943 people, 5.14%)
  8. Vitamin D (847 people, 4.62%)
  9. Methotrexate (803 people, 4.38%)
  10. Metformin (801 people, 4.36%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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