Cymbalta Suicidal Ideation Side Effect Reports


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

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, 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.


Homicidal Ideation, Suicidal Ideation, Off Label Use, Personality Change, Depression, Dry Mouth, Headache, Abdominal Pain Upper

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 35-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: neuralgia. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: NA), which was started on 201211. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Off Label Use
  • Personality Change
  • Depression
  • Dry Mouth
  • Headache
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Suicidal Ideation

This Suicidal Ideation Cymbalta side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Feb 18, 2014. A male , 53 years of age, was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
. Cymbalta dosage: Over 1st Month. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Suicidal Ideation

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 38-year-old patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: back pain,stress at work, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Suicidal Ideation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
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 back pain,stress at work, resulting in Suicidal Ideation.
Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Paraesthesia, Abasia, Impaired Driving Ability, Fatigue, Anxiety, Amnesia, Vertigo

A 45-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: fibromyalgia started Cymbalta treatment (dosage: 1 Pill Once Daily) on Oct 10, 2013. Soon after starting Cymbalta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Paraesthesia
  • Abasia
  • Impaired Driving Ability
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Amnesia
  • Vertigo
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation.
Intentional Self-injury, Hepatic Steatosis, Suicidal Ideation, Serotonin Syndrome, Weight Decreased, Alopecia, Cholelithiasis, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia

A female patient from CA was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Feb 07, 2014. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: intentional self-injury, hepatic steatosis, suicidal ideation, serotonin syndrome, weight decreased, alopecia, cholelithiasis, joint swelling, arthralgia Additional patient health information: Female , 33 years of age, weighting 183.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: 120 Mg, Qd. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Meige^s Syndrome, Loss Of Consciousness, Suicidal Ideation, Convulsion, Off Label Use, Irritability, Bipolar I Disorder, Gynaecomastia, Hyperhidrosis

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old patient from JP (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): pain and used Cymbalta (dosage: 2 Df, Qd) starting NS. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Meige^s Syndrome
  • Loss Of Consciousness
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Convulsion
  • Off Label Use
  • Irritability
  • Bipolar I Disorder
  • Gynaecomastia
  • Hyperhidrosis
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lyrica (Unk)
  • Cellsept
  • Tacrolimus
  • Solu-medrol
Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Serotonin Syndrome, Syncope, Suicidal Ideation, Tachycardia, Affect Lability, Musculoskeletal Pain, Dyspnoea, Anxiety, Feeling Of Despair

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Nov 05, 2013 by a Female taking Cymbalta (dosage: 60 Mg, Qd) was diagnosed with and. Location: MX , 49 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: serotonin syndrome, syncope, suicidal ideation, tachycardia, affect lability, musculoskeletal pain, dyspnoea, anxiety, feeling of despair. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Methylprednisolone
  • Carbamazepine (Unk)
  • Amitriptyline (Unk)
  • Pregabalin (Unk)
  • Tramadol (Unk)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Unk)
  • Metadona
The patient was hospitalized.
Myalgia, Muscle Spasms, Nausea, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Pain, Anger

This Suicidal Ideation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 36-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): pain.On Nov 08, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Cymbalta (dosage: 1 Caspsule By Mouth At Bed Time). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Cymbalta, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Myalgia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Nausea
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Pain
  • Anger
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dyspnoea, Suicidal Ideation, Feeling Abnormal, Confusional State, Disorientation, Heart Rate Increased

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 58-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,depression and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: 30 Mg, Qd) starting Jul 17, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Confusional State
  • Disorientation
  • Heart Rate Increased
This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Suicidal Ideation and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Suicidal Ideation, Thinking Abnormal, Speech Disorder, Agnosia, Hallucination, Memory Impairment, Personality Change, Aggression

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Sep 16, 2013. A female patient from US , 88 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Cymbalta side effects: suicidal ideation, thinking abnormal, speech disorder, agnosia, hallucination, memory impairment, personality change, aggression. Cymbalta dosage: 30 Mg, Qd. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Spinal Column Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Suicidal Ideation, Cardiac Disorder, Intervertebral Disc Injury

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Cymbalta (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Cymbalta the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Spinal Column Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Cardiac Disorder
  • Intervertebral Disc Injury
These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
Suicidal Ideation, Abdominal Pain Upper, Bruxism, Disturbance In Attention, Confusional State, Memory Impairment, Crying, Hyperhidrosis, Nausea

This Suicidal Ideation Cymbalta side effect was reported by a health professional from US on Oct 01, 2013. A Female , weighting 181.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Cymbalta. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Bruxism
  • Disturbance In Attention
  • Confusional State
  • Memory Impairment
  • Crying
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Nausea
. Cymbalta dosage: 90 Mg, Qd. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA.
Suicidal Ideation, Emotional Disorder, Crying, Depression, Irritability, Headache

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: major depression,osteoarthritis, who was treated with Cymbalta (dosage:60 Mg, Qd, start time: 201202), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Suicidal Ideation side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Emotional Disorder
  • Crying
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Headache
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 major depression,osteoarthritis, resulting in Suicidal Ideation.
Mood Altered, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Pain In Extremity, Tremor, Loss Of Employment, Poverty

A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: depression started Cymbalta treatment (dosage: NA) on 2008. Soon after starting Cymbalta treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Mood Altered
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Tremor
  • Loss Of Employment
  • Poverty
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Cymbalta side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation.
Suicidal Ideation, Crying, Emotional Disorder, Tremor, Muscle Twitching, Discomfort

A patient from US was prescribed and started Cymbalta on Aug 13, 2013. After Cymbalta was administered, patient encountered several Cymbalta side effects: suicidal ideation, crying, emotional disorder, tremor, muscle twitching, discomfort Additional patient health information: male , 45 years of age, weighting 260.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Cymbalta dosage: 60 Mg 1 Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth. Concurrently used drugs: NA.
Depression, Crying, Suicidal Ideation

This report suggests a potential Cymbalta Suicidal Ideation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 61-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): fibromyalgia and used Cymbalta (dosage: One Pill Once Daily Taken By Mouth) starting NS. Soon after starting Cymbalta the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Depression
  • Crying
  • Suicidal Ideation
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Cymbalta demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Suicidal Ideation, may still occur.
Suicidal Ideation, Depression, Withdrawal Syndrome, Nausea, Insomnia, Lethargy, Feeling Abnormal, Paraesthesia

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Jul 31, 2013 by a Female taking Cymbalta (dosage: 60mg Once Daily Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 27 years of age, weighting 190.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: suicidal ideation, depression, withdrawal syndrome, nausea, insomnia, lethargy, feeling abnormal, paraesthesia. Additional medications/treatments:
Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Intentional Self-injury, Abnormal Behaviour, Anger, Aggression, Legal Problem

This Suicidal Ideation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jun 06, 2013 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:
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Intentional Self-injury
  • Abnormal Behaviour
  • Anger
  • Aggression
  • Legal Problem
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Suicidal Ideation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Headache, Disorientation, Suicidal Ideation, Asthenia, Malaise

This is a Cymbalta side effect report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: fibromyalgia and was treated with Cymbalta (dosage: 1 Capsule) starting Jun 04, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Headache
  • Disorientation
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Asthenia
  • Malaise
This opens a possibility that Cymbalta could cause Suicidal Ideation and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Injury, Road Traffic Accident, Blood Glucose Decreased, Suicidal Ideation, Diabetes Mellitus

This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Jun 11, 2013. A female patient from US , 65 years of age, was treated with Cymbalta. Patient felt the following Cymbalta side effects: injury, road traffic accident, blood glucose decreased, suicidal ideation, diabetes mellitus. Cymbalta dosage: 60 Mg, Qd. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Cymbalta.
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Cymbalta Suicidal Ideation Causes and Reviews


Suicide is the tenth most common cause of death in the United States. People may consider suicide when they are hopeless and can't see any other solution to their problems. Often it's related to serious depression, alcohol or substance abuse, or a major stressful event.

People who have the highest risk of suicide are white men. But women and teens report more suicide attempts. If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.

Therapy and medicines can help most people who have suicidal thoughts. Treating mental illnesses and substance abuse can reduce the risk of suicide.

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health


Cymbalta Suicidal Ideation 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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