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Cymbalta Off Label Use Side Effects

Cymbalta Off Label Use Side Effect Reports


The following Cymbalta Off Label Use side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Off Label Use, 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.



Asthma, Off Label Use

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a pharmacist from GB. A 40-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: depression. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: 60 Mg, Qd), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Asthma
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Delirium, Hyponatraemia, Confusional State, Muscle Twitching, Somnolence, Off Label Use

This Off Label Use Cymbalta side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from GB on Mar 11, 2014. A Female , 71 years of age, weighting 141.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Delirium
  • Hyponatraemia
  • Confusional State
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Somnolence
  • Off Label Use
. Cymbalta dosage: 30 Mg, Each Evening. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Bendroflumethiazide (Unk)
  • Co-dydramol (Unk)
  • Durogesic (Unk)
  • Felodipine (Unk)
  • Irbesartan (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk)
  • Oramorph (Unk)
  • Pantoprazole (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Homicidal Ideation, Suicidal Ideation, Off Label Use, Personality Change, Depression, Dry Mouth, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:NA, start time: 201211), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Off Label Use side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Off Label Use
  • Personality Change
  • Depression
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
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 neuralgia, resulting in Off Label Use.

International Normalised Ratio Increased, Off Label Use

A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP with the following symptoms: neuropathy peripheral,pulmonary infarction started Cymbalta treatment (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) on Oct 14, 2013. Soon after starting Cymbalta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • International Normalised Ratio Increased
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Warfarin Potassium (Unk)
  • Lyrica (25 Mg, Qd)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta side effects, such as Off Label Use.
Ileus, Off Label Use, Mania

A female patient from JP was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Feb 03, 2014. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: ileus, off label use, mania Additional patient health information: Female , 73 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: 3 Df, Qd. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Loss Of Consciousness, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Toxicity To Various Agents, Ventricular Extrasystoles, Bundle Branch Block Right, Supraventricular Extrasystoles, Off Label Use, Urinary Tract Infection

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 83-year-old patient from SE (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): polyneuropathy and used Cymbalta (dosage: NA) starting NS. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Syncope
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Toxicity To Various Agents
  • Ventricular Extrasystoles
  • Bundle Branch Block Right
  • Supraventricular Extrasystoles
  • Off Label Use
  • Urinary Tract Infection
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Losartan + Hidroclorotiazida
Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Off Label Use, may still occur.
Agranulocytosis, Off Label Use, C-reactive Protein Increased, Procalcitonin Increased

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jan 23, 2014 by a Female taking Cymbalta (dosage: Unk, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: FR , 70 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: agranulocytosis, off label use, c-reactive protein increased, procalcitonin increased. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Swollen Tongue, Hypersensitivity, Off Label Use, Nausea, Decreased Appetite

This Off Label Use problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from FI. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): neuralgia.On NS a consumer started treatment with Cymbalta (dosage: 30 Mg, Each Evening). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cymbalta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Swollen Tongue
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Off Label Use
  • Nausea
  • Decreased Appetite
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Off Label Use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Cerebrovascular Accident, Weight Decreased, Off Label Use, Illusion, Decubitus Ulcer, Muscle Rigidity, Hallucination, Confusional State, Visual Impairment

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 73-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: bipolar disorder and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: 90 Mg, Qd) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Abilify
  • Bupropion
  • Lamotrigine
  • Primidone
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Weight Decreased
  • Off Label Use
  • Illusion
  • Decubitus Ulcer
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Hallucination
  • Confusional State
  • Visual Impairment
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Off Label Use and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Pancreatitis Chronic, Off Label Use

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from SE on Feb 25, 2014. A female patient from SE , 39 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: pancreatitis chronic, off label use. Cymbalta dosage: 30 Mg, Qd. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Delusion, Confusional State, Off Label Use, Memory Impairment, Dizziness, Visual Impairment

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from BR. A 85-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: NA), which was started on 2004. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Zyprexa (2.5 Mg, Each Evening)
  • Zoladex /00732101/
  • Diamicron (1 Df, Qd)
  • Monocordil (20 Mg, Bid)
  • Plaketar (250 Mg, Qd)
  • Ramipril (2.5 Mg, Qd)
  • Ictus (3.125 Mg, Bid)
  • Metformin (500 Mg, Bid)
When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Delusion
  • Confusional State
  • Off Label Use
  • Memory Impairment
  • Dizziness
  • Visual Impairment
These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Dyspnoea, Bronchospasm, Chest Discomfort, Hypersensitivity, Off Label Use, Nausea

This Off Label Use Cymbalta side effect was reported by a physician from US on Feb 14, 2014. A Female , 40 years of age, weighting 122.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chest Discomfort
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Off Label Use
  • Nausea
. Cymbalta dosage: 30 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Norco (10/325 Mg, Prn)
  • Vitamin B
  • Vitamin C /00008001/
  • Vitamin D /00107901/
  • Lomotil (2.5/0.025 Mg, Prn)
  • Prednisone (5 Mg, Qd)
Meige^s Syndrome, Loss Of Consciousness, Suicidal Ideation, Convulsion, Off Label Use, Irritability, Bipolar I Disorder, Gynaecomastia, Hyperhidrosis

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 65-year-old patient (weight:NA) from JP, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pain, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:2 Df, Qd, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Cellsept
  • Tacrolimus
  • Solu-medrol
, and developed a serious reaction and a Off Label Use side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Meige^s Syndrome
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Convulsion
  • Off Label Use
  • Irritability
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Hyperhidrosis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Cymbalta treatment in patients suffering from pain, resulting in Off Label Use.
Hepatic Function Abnormal, Off Label Use

A 70-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JP with the following symptoms: back pain started Cymbalta treatment (dosage: 50 Mg, Unk) on 201309. Soon after starting Cymbalta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Hepatic Function Abnormal
  • Off Label Use
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta side effects, such as Off Label Use.
Loss Of Consciousness, Road Traffic Accident, Off Label Use

A patient from DE was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Nov 20, 2013. After Cymbalta was administered, patient encountered several Cymbalta side effects: loss of consciousness, road traffic accident, off label use Additional patient health information: male , 37 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tapentadol
Hepatic Enzyme Increased, Off Label Use

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 82-year-old female patient from GR (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): somatoform disorder,pain and used Cymbalta (dosage: 30 Mg, Qd) starting 201310. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Hepatic Enzyme Increased
  • Off Label Use
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Novatec /00894001/
Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Off Label Use, may still occur.
Eye Haemorrhage, Hypertension, Off Label Use

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 13, 2013 by a Female taking Cymbalta (dosage: 60 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: BE , 56 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: eye haemorrhage, hypertension, off label use. Additional medications/treatments:
Cerebrovascular Accident, Off Label Use

This Off Label Use problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 54-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): post-traumatic stress disorder.On 201301 a consumer started treatment with Cymbalta (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cymbalta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Off Label Use, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Epilepsy, Cerebral Infarction, Grand Mal Convulsion, Off Label Use

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 81-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JP. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: post herpetic neuralgia and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: 20 Mg, Qd) starting Sep 17, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dermosol G (Unk)
  • Gasmotin (15 Mg, Tid)
  • Sennoside /00571901/ (12 Mg, Qd)
  • Triazolam (0.25 Mg, Qd)
  • Pariet (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Ferromia /00023516/ (100 Mg, Bid)
  • Furosemide (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Mucosta (300 Mg, Tid)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Epilepsy
  • Cerebral Infarction
  • Grand Mal Convulsion
  • Off Label Use
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Off Label Use and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Off Label Use, Alopecia, Headache, Dry Mouth, Fatigue, Liver Disorder, Muscular Weakness, Constipation, Tremor

This Off Label Use side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Oct 31, 2013. A female patient from US , 70 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: off label use, alopecia, headache, dry mouth, fatigue, liver disorder, muscular weakness, constipation, tremor. Cymbalta dosage: 30 Mg, Qd. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
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Cymbalta Off Label Use 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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