Cymbalta and Neurotoxicity - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Neurotoxicity is found among people who take Cymbalta, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Cymbalta and have Neurotoxicity. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 135,967 people who have side effects when taking Cymbalta from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Feb, 07, 2023

135,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Cymbalta.
Among them, 12 people (0.01%) have Neurotoxicity.

What is Cymbalta?

Cymbalta has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. eHealthMe is studying from 145,363 Cymbalta users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Neurotoxicity?

Neurotoxicity (when the exposure to natural or artificial toxic substances, which are called neurotoxins, alters the normal activity of the nervous system) is found to be associated with 1,157 drugs and 819 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Cymbalta and Neurotoxicity reports submitted per year:

Could Cymbalta cause Neurotoxicity?

Time on Cymbalta when people have Neurotoxicity *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Neurotoxicity when taking Cymbalta *:

  • female: 58.33 %
  • male: 41.67 %

Age of people who have Neurotoxicity when taking Cymbalta *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 40 %
  • 50-59: 30 %
  • 60+: 30 %

Common drugs people take besides Cymbalta *:

  1. Ambien: 4 people, 33.33%
  2. Lisinopril: 4 people, 33.33%
  3. Lyrica: 4 people, 33.33%
  4. Prilosec: 4 people, 33.33%
  5. Seroquel: 3 people, 25.00%
  6. Abilify: 2 people, 16.67%
  7. Klonopin: 2 people, 16.67%
  8. Isovue-M 200: 2 people, 16.67%
  9. Neurontin: 2 people, 16.67%
  10. Flonase: 2 people, 16.67%

Common side effects people have besides Neurotoxicity *:

  1. Head Injury: 2 people, 16.67%
  2. Hydrocephalus (water on the brain): 2 people, 16.67%
  3. Cytokine Release Syndrome (immediate complication occurring with the use of anti-t cell antibody infusions): 2 people, 16.67%
  4. Confusional State: 2 people, 16.67%
  5. Cognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving): 2 people, 16.67%
  6. Hyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating): 2 people, 16.67%
  7. Brain Oedema (excess accumulation of fluid in the intracellular or extracellular spaces of the brain): 2 people, 16.67%
  8. Subarachnoid Haemorrhage (blood leaks into the space between two membranes that surround the brain): 2 people, 16.67%
  9. High Blood Pressure: 2 people, 16.67%
  10. Meningitis Chemical (chemical exposure causes inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges): 2 people, 16.67%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Spinal Pain (pain in spine): 2 people, 16.67%
  2. Joint Pain: 2 people, 16.67%
  3. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system): 2 people, 16.67%
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood): 1 person, 8.33%
  5. Anaemia Of Malignant Disease: 1 person, 8.33%
  6. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 1 person, 8.33%
  7. Birth Control: 1 person, 8.33%
  8. Cancer Pain: 1 person, 8.33%
  9. Constipation: 1 person, 8.33%
  10. Diabetes: 1 person, 8.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Cymbalta and have Neurotoxicity?

Check whether Neurotoxicity is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on duloxetine hydrochloride (the active ingredients of Cymbalta) and Cymbalta (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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