I have been on Cymbalta for about a year. I have fibromyalgia and major depression. I have found it to be a great medication for me. But now I have been diagnosed with anemia. I have never had anemia and wondered if anyone else ran into this problem .
Hello Cloud751. I did some looking up on your question and have so far found nothing. Meaning that anemia might be caused by taking Cymbalta. I looked up all the pre manufactureres testing done and nothing came up. I also checked two other sources and found the same, nothing. You can on this site, link to the FDA and report whats happened. Also, the manufacturer (Eli Lilly) would also be interested in this. I'll do some more research and if I find anything, I'll add it here. Best regards,pledge
Cloud, this is what I found on the site Cymbalta side effects for Professionals: Hematologic
Hematologic side effects including anemia, leukopenia, increased white blood cell count, lymphadenopathy, and thrombocytopenia have been reported infrequently.
I would take Pledge's advice and report it to FDA and your doc. (Pledge always has good advice)! I have been on Cymbalta about 5 weeks (120mg) and so far have no bad effects (yah!). I wish you luck and hope this helps. Lisa Z.
Hmmm, could it be you are not eating enough of the right things? I am not much of meat eater, but have too because of anemia. Had steak last night as a matter of fact! Red meat will help some, & ferrous glutonate. The other kind will cause you to get constipated. Ferrous oxide I believe. Has your doctor mentioned what you red cell count is? Just my thoughts... Mary
I took Omeprazole (taken for acid reflux) for 10 years and suddenly my blood tests came back with my having anemia. I have not eaten red meat in 30 years so that was not the problem. Went off the omeprazole and no more anemia on the blood tests. This is the most assured way, in my opinion, to check if it is the Cymbalta but then I don't know if you can be off your medication for a while. I also found the omeprazole interfered with Vitamin D so medications do cause these problems.
YES! I was so relieved to see this after researching anemia all day. Both my doctor and i were quick to blame perimenopausal bleeding but after reading this, i am going to report this phenomenon to Lilly. They have to report it in their PI if they get several people reporting it. I am so tired all the time from low ferratin, and low red blood cells. I have been on a low dose of cymbalta for about 4 or 5 years now and I am getting concerned that Lilly doesn't have alot of data on long term use. Now they will. Im anemic and it's dangerous and debilitating. That needs to be known. Cymbalta is the only med I take.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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