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Cymbalta

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/ 147,320 posts
Other Names: Duloxetine

Effexor XR

Rx
/ 29,445 posts
Other Names: Effexor   Venlafaxine
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 147,320 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 29,445 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. It is effective for major depressive... Read more on Wikipedia
Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Jackie
June 28, 2014
Jackie wrote
Cymbalta - Treatment for Crohn's Disease
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By softail
June 19, 2014
softail wrote
just learning up on some info.for my best friend thanks for being there ; )
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By Bobbie
March 27, 2014
Bobbie wrote
Carb Cravings on Cymbalta
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By GARY GERSIN
March 21, 2014
GARY GERSIN wrote
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Can't get an erection since starting Lyrica one year ago.
TomKat  |  July 28, 2014
well I am a lady and i find it hard, now to reach orgasm... its is frustrating and a lengthy process. I am on Lyrica 300 per day!
AllyKat  |  May 30, 2014
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By chiclets
March 18, 2014
chiclets wrote
Actavis generic vs. Teva generica (for Cymbalta)
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By reid4keeps
February 19, 2014
reid4keeps wrote
Cymbalta and palpitations
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By Songstylist
January 31, 2014
Songstylist wrote
Cymbalta and Prestiq
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By Martha
November 14, 2013
Martha wrote
Effexor and intrusive thought of suicide
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By HyperTyper
September 13, 2013
HyperTyper wrote
Effexor XR (skipping a tablet)
I also have CRAZY dreams if I miss a dose. In my dream I'm always trying to get somewhere but never make it - until some horrible thing happens and I wake up soaked with sweat.
Marge  |  May 18, 2014
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By Krisathome
September 11, 2013
Krisathome wrote
Cymbalta and palpitations
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By Brodie Burma
August 18, 2013
Brodie Burma wrote
4 Years off of Effexor XR 75mg
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What patients are saying about Cymbalta vs. Effexor XR

1,286 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
XR to Cymbalta because of side effects from the Effexor...
...that I could tell. Switched from Effexor XR to Cymbalta because of side effects from the Effexor. Still waiting for the Cymbalta to ...dosage of Xanax, and have only run into a few problems...
Effexor XR specifically. It was very effective in combating...
...as Effexor or Cymbalta was effective for me. I took Effexor XR specifically. It was very effective in combating my ...my surroundings better. Effexor XR was a nightmare that lasted for...
Effexor XR specifically. It was very effective in combating...
...as Effexor or Cymbalta was effective for me. I took Effexor XR specifically. It was very effective in combating my ...my surroundings better. Effexor XR withdrawal was a nightmare that las...
for me.  Cymbalta did absolutely nothing.  Effexor XR...
...entry-content Effexor XR and Cymbalta acted very differently for me.  Cymbalta did absolutely nothing.  Effexor XR helped me a...
want to go back to taking effexor xr instead of the cymbalta...
...me potassium and lasix last week to help reduce the swelling. I did tell him I want to go back to taking effexor xr instead of the cymbalta. he said cymbalta is a better drug but I don't like the w...
avoided. When I switched from Effexor XR to Serzone, it was...
...completely avoided. When I switched from Effexor XR to Serzone, it was tough. Some years later, I switched from Effexor XR to Cymbalta without any negative effects. It's possible that you'll...
Cymbalta because I could not stand side effects any more....
...so sure about my doctor! I am going from Cymbalta to Effexor XR and it is not an ...trying to get of from Cymbalta because I could not stand side effects any more. But I...
you stopped taking Cymbalta you just stopped cold from 90 m...
...withdrawal symptoms while on Effexor XR including, ...you just switched; one day Effexor XR ...it that way? When you say you stopped taking Cymbalta you just stopped cold from 90 mg? Any...
to Cymbalta, 60mg twice a day. It has been a miracle drug,...
...I was recently switched from Effexor XR, 225mg daily to Cymbalta, 60mg twice a day. It has been a miracle drug, BUT....there's always a but...I have the strangest thought. I'm obsessed with...
the Cymbalta and was switch to Effexor XR and so far it is...
...is different but my doctor, as my request put me on Cymbalta and it was the worst experience of my life. It made my anxiety ...I stopped taking the Cymbalta and was switch to Effexor XR and so f...
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