Cymbalta Dysgeusia Side Effect Reports


The following Cymbalta Dysgeusia side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Dysgeusia, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Cymbalta or it might take time to develop.


Stridor, Cough, Dysgeusia

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DE. A 47-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: 60 Mg, Qd), which was started on 201311. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Pregabalin (150 Mg, Tid)
  • Amitriptylinoxide (60 Mg, Qd)
  • Tapentadol (100 Mg, Tid)
When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Stridor
  • Cough
  • Dysgeusia
These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Pneumonia, Decreased Appetite, Ageusia, Dysgeusia, Fatigue, Aphagia

This Dysgeusia Cymbalta side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jan 14, 2014. A Female , 67 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Pneumonia
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Ageusia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Fatigue
  • Aphagia
. Cymbalta dosage: 30 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Hypertension, Dysgeusia, Nausea, Dizziness, Somnolence

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from BR, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: fibromyalgia, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:30 Mg, Qd, start time: Mar 04, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dysgeusia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Hypertension
  • Dysgeusia
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Somnolence
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cymbalta treatment in female patients suffering from fibromyalgia, resulting in Dysgeusia.
Throat Tightness, Viith Nerve Paralysis, Muscle Tightness, Abnormal Sensation In Eye, Dry Mouth, Dysgeusia, Excessive Eye Blinking

A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CY with the following symptoms: NA started Cymbalta treatment (dosage: Unk, Qd) on 201301. Soon after starting Cymbalta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Throat Tightness
  • Viith Nerve Paralysis
  • Muscle Tightness
  • Abnormal Sensation In Eye
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dysgeusia
  • Excessive Eye Blinking
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta side effects, such as Dysgeusia.
Malaise, Nausea, Abdominal Distension, Hepatic Pain, Feeling Abnormal, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Dysgeusia

A female patient from BR was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Sep 12, 2012. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: malaise, nausea, abdominal distension, hepatic pain, feeling abnormal, vomiting, diarrhoea, dysgeusia Additional patient health information: Female , 32 years of age, weighting 143.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: 30 Mg, Unk. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Loss Of Consciousness, Speech Disorder, Crying, Dizziness, Fatigue, Blood Pressure Decreased, Malaise, Asthenia, Dysgeusia

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Dysgeusia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 48-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): back pain and used Cymbalta (dosage: NA) starting Jun 01, 2011. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Speech Disorder
  • Crying
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Blood Pressure Decreased
  • Malaise
  • Asthenia
  • Dysgeusia
Drugs used concurrently:NA. The patient was hospitalized. Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dysgeusia, may still occur.
Prostate Cancer, Dysgeusia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 15, 2011 by a male taking Cymbalta (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , 56 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: prostate cancer, dysgeusia. Additional medications/treatments:
Insomnia, Dysgeusia, Dry Mouth, Oedema Mouth, Swollen Tongue, Dysphagia, Tongue Disorder, Swelling Face, Pharyngeal Disorder

This Dysgeusia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety.On Jun 14, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Cymbalta (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Chantix (0.5 Mg, Daily)
When commencing Cymbalta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Insomnia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Oedema Mouth
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Dysphagia
  • Tongue Disorder
  • Swelling Face
  • Pharyngeal Disorder
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dysgeusia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Limb Discomfort, Skin Odour Abnormal, Haematocrit Abnormal, Nausea, Haemoglobin Decreased, Weight Decreased, Parosmia, Oedema Peripheral, Dysgeusia

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: Unk) starting Apr 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Clindamycin (300 Mg, Unk)
  • Cleocin (Unk)
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Clindamycin (600 Mg, 3x/day)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Limb Discomfort
  • Skin Odour Abnormal
  • Haematocrit Abnormal
  • Nausea
  • Haemoglobin Decreased
  • Weight Decreased
  • Parosmia
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Dysgeusia
This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Dysgeusia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Confusional State, Disturbance In Attention, Dysgeusia, Dyspepsia, Fatigue, Feeling Abnormal, Headache, Insomnia, Muscle Spasms

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 15, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 64 years of age, weighting 120.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: confusional state, disturbance in attention, dysgeusia, dyspepsia, fatigue, feeling abnormal, headache, insomnia, muscle spasms. Cymbalta dosage: 60mg. 1 Daily Mouth 2 1/2 Wks. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Dysgeusia, Hepatic Pain, Sleep Disorder, Tremor

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a physician from ISRAEL. A 65-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: diabetic neuropathy. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cipralex
  • Lyrica
  • Algolysin
  • Tramadex
When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Dysgeusia
  • Hepatic Pain
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Tremor
These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Dysgeusia, Eructation, Fatigue

This Dysgeusia Cymbalta side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Jul 07, 2010. A Female , 46 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
  • Dysgeusia
  • Eructation
  • Fatigue
. Cymbalta dosage: 60 Mg, Daily (1/d). Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Ursodiol
Abdominal Distension, Dizziness, Dysgeusia, Hepatic Cirrhosis, Sexual Dysfunction

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 44-year-old patient (weight:NA) from CANADA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: major depression, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:NA, start time: Dec 01, 2010), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Dysgeusia side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Dizziness
  • Dysgeusia
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis
  • Sexual Dysfunction
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cymbalta treatment in patients suffering from major depression, resulting in Dysgeusia.
Depression, Dysgeusia, Pain, Sleep Disorder, Tremor

A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: fibromyalgia,pain started Cymbalta treatment (dosage: 1 Daily Oral) on Jan 01, 2008. Soon after starting Cymbalta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Dysgeusia
  • Pain
  • Sleep Disorder
  • Tremor
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta side effects, such as Dysgeusia.
Abdominal Pain, Anorexia, Diarrhoea, Dysgeusia, Insomnia, Nausea, Product Quality Issue, Tinnitus

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Apr 02, 2009. After Cymbalta was administered, patient encountered several Cymbalta side effects: abdominal pain, anorexia, diarrhoea, dysgeusia, insomnia, nausea, product quality issue, tinnitus Additional patient health information: Female , 52 years of age, weighting 175.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: 15/30mg Daily Po. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Abdominal Distension, Abdominal Pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dysgeusia, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Pancytopenia, Parosmia, Partial Seizures

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Dysgeusia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Cymbalta (dosage: 60mg Daily Po) starting Mar 01, 2006. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Distension
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dysgeusia
  • Gastrointestinal Disorder
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parosmia
  • Partial Seizures
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dysgeusia, may still occur.
Anger, Balance Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dysgeusia, Dysuria, Hallucination

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 06, 2009 by a Female taking Cymbalta (dosage: 30mg Once Daily, 1 Week Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 140.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: anger, balance disorder, bipolar disorder, diarrhoea, dizziness, dysgeusia, dysuria, hallucination. Additional medications/treatments:
Affect Lability, Arthralgia, Confusional State, Convulsion, Disturbance In Attention, Dizziness, Dysarthria, Dysgeusia

This Dysgeusia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 48-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): anxiety.On May 01, 2008 a consumer started treatment with Cymbalta (dosage: One Day Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cymbalta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Affect Lability
  • Arthralgia
  • Confusional State
  • Convulsion
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Dizziness
  • Dysarthria
  • Dysgeusia
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dysgeusia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Amnesia, Anxiety, Blood Glucose Decreased, Delusional Disorder, Persecutory Type, Depression, Dizziness, Dysgeusia, Hallucinations, Mixed, Pain In Extremity

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 35-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from SOUTH AFRICA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: major depression and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: 60 Mg, Each Morning) starting Apr 18, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Amnesia
  • Anxiety
  • Blood Glucose Decreased
  • Delusional Disorder, Persecutory Type
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Dysgeusia
  • Hallucinations, Mixed
  • Pain In Extremity
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Dysgeusia and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Abnormal Behaviour, Anger, Dysgeusia, Eye Disorder, Feeling Jittery, Food Craving, Middle Insomnia, Nausea, Restlessness

This Dysgeusia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 04, 2008. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 195.0 lb, was treated with Cymbalta. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: abnormal behaviour, anger, dysgeusia, eye disorder, feeling jittery, food craving, middle insomnia, nausea, restlessness. Cymbalta dosage: 60mg 1x/day Po (duration: Several Years). These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
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Cymbalta Dysgeusia Reviews

Wed, 17 Apr 2013

took Cymbalta for 3-4 months, began having severe abdominal pains, nausea, weight gain,flu like symptoms, and a rash. Finally demanded to go off the meds. Since then, I know how gallbladder issues, possibly kidney stones, uterine fibroids, and remain sick on a daily basis. Test after test have remained inconclusive. Night sweats continue, my thyroid has been irratic, and I would never take this medication again.

Tue, 13 Mar 2012

started taking Cymbalta in 30mg. after one week took the 60mg. After 1 hour my whole body started shaking and I thought I was going to pass out. I ate like 3 cookies and a candy bar and it stopped! I am not going to take it again......scarry!

Tue, 27 Mar 2012

I've been taking Cymbalta 60 for depression plus other medications for seizures, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraine heachaches, arthritis and so, so.
Out of tiredness of taking too many medications, I took it on my own to end taking some of them. One of them Cymbalta. After a few days, I started experiencing what I can only describe as electrical charges or sparks feeling in my head or brain followed by exsesive dizziness. Hard to describe. If there is any knowledge of these symtoms out there, please post with whatever information is valuable for persons like me who decide to stop taking some of the medications that have been taken for a long time. I'm also tired of seeing doctors.

Sun, 21 Aug 2011

I was on Cymbalta for 3 months. I couldn't sleep at night and was constantly overheated and sweating. It worsened my depression and i gained 8 pounds even though the doctor insisted it wasn't the medication. The doctor wouldn't take me off of Cymbalta so I switched doctors. The new doctor ordered a blood workup and found I had elevated ALT and AST and that I was dehydrated! Since going off of the medication I sleep like a baby and no longer have the unbearable sweating! I have also lost the 8 pounds I had gained.

Mon, 21 Nov 2011

This is the first time I've ever posted to anything like this but after my experience with Cymbalta I only want others to be aware.

I started taking Cymbalta in Aug 2011 for chronic back pain. Luckily my doctor knew it would probably make me sick so he started me on 30 MG a day for 7 days and then increased it to 60 MG from there. Needless to say, it made me very sick on the stomach. I lost a few pounds (which wasn't a bad thing :) but I was so, so sick! I also was very shaky. My hands shook constantly. I'm in sales and even my clients noticed it. Being 45 and a mother of two I'm forgetful as is but I found myself not being able to complete a sentence which at first I contributed to age and stress. Then came the insomnia. I found myself wide awake for 3 nights in a row until I finally crashed on the sofa. I put up with that for a few weeks until I finally called the doctor. Guess what? They gave me something to help me sleep. Insult to injury! Then came the severe night sweats. I thought it was hormonal but when I would describe my symptonms my story sounded a little different from my friends who were having night sweats. I also feel my eyesight has gotten worse. I then started having diarrhea..severe. I finally went to my PCP thinking all this was unrelated to the Cymbalta. My doc ran blood work and the only problem I had was high liver enzymes. My AST was 153 and my ALT was 502. Needless to say, I was worried at this point. I also had an ultrasound of my liver. So far, the only negative report is my liver enzymes. I started seeing an ayurvedic doctor at the advise of a good friend. He told me my liver was basically toxic from medication. I called my doc the next day and said I wanted off the medicine ASAP. My pain doctor cut me down to 30MG and tomorrow is my last pill.

The good news was, this medicine took away all my pain and that was wonderful. The bad news is, if I continue it, who knows what would have happened. Hopefully I'll have my numbers checked again and they'll continue to come down.

Thu, 12 Feb 2009
Severe constipation leading to an anal fissure that required surgery
Sun, 07 Jun 2009
i take Cymbalta for the first time and i feel real sick nausea like i want to pass out dont know if because it was taken with glouphage,omega 3,6,9
Sat, 14 Aug 2010
I am currently on Lyrica and my doctor added Cymbalta. Since starting the Cymbalta I have become depressed. Has anyone else experienced this?
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