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A 30-year-old male asked:

Does excitalopram or cymbalta (duloxetine) in anyway cause hypothyroidism? and can i stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) now that i've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism???

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) does not directly affect thyroid function, but some side-effects may resemble low thyroid function states. Anecdotal studies reported abnormal thyroid function in less than 1%.

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Last updated May 8, 2015

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