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Other name: Duloxetine (Duloxetine)
Other name: Desvenlafaxine (Desvenlafaxine)
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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...
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Desvenlafaxine (brand name: Pristiq), also known as O-desmethylvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class developed and marketed by Wyeth (now part of Pfizer). Desvenlafaxine is a chemical s...
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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...
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Desvenlafaxine (brand name: Pristiq), also known as O-desmethylvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class developed and marketed by Wyeth (now part of Pfizer). Desvenlafaxine is a chemical s...
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I use both Cymbalta and Prestiq for about 4 years now. It is the best combination of meds that works for me. I maxed out on Paxil, and Effexor when my doctor put me on Cymbalta 30 then 60 then 90. Cymbalta 90mg got rid of all of my symptoms of depression until about 4 years ago and it raised it's ugly head again. He then added Pristiq 50mg and then we upped it to 100mg as my depression was still not effectively controlled. I have done wonderfully, no need to change meds. Until my part D medicare decided it would no longer pay for the Pristiq. So I was put on Celexa 10mg, then increased the next month to 20mg. It has become obvious that not only does Celexa not work for me, I have had a 5 pound weight gain, find myself craving carbs, sleeping too much, no energy for activities, chewing my nails and cuticles. I called my MD's office yesterday and I have been switched back to Pristiq at 50mg to start. I am experiencing nausea but know that will pass in about a week. If your anti-depressant isn't working, please talk to your MD about Pristiq (and Cymbalta). . I live with chronic pain and cannot imagine what life would be without the Cymbalta for both pain and depression. Hope this helps someone out there. :)
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Thank you for your experience. ..I've been on wellbutrin for 2 years and Zoloft for 8 yrs just dx with fibromyalgia and been dealing with IBS for over a year. .gained 25 lbs cause in so much pain & then depression...vicious cycle..spinal stenosis anxiety all connected...just need to find something to stop the cycle so I can function and get some weight off...along with chronic COPD & bacterial pneumonia...I exercise when I feel somewhat ok..but then next day totally wiped out...I'm interested i

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pristiq which has less incidence of sexual side effects. It...
" ...outdorkindofgal, Yes, cymbalta killed my sex drive and my ability ...from cymbalta to pristiq which has less incidence of sexual side effects. It may not... "

Pristiq and i am still having withdrawal side effects from...
" Tina, i was on Cymbalta for over 5 years...over the last year it has decreased in working for me so my ...day 4 on Pristiq and i am still having withdrawal side effects from the Cymbalta...last... "

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recently changed to Pristiq because I felt the Cymbalta was...
" ...is ok to take Cymbalta for an extended ...years with good success. I recently changed to Pristiq because I felt the Cymbalta was making me too sleepy. I had no problems changing. So not to worry... "

great for me.? But I found that it is not that effective...
" ...surgery Cymbalta worked great for me.? But I found that it is not that effective after surgery.? ...they swiched me to Pristiq and it ... "

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to lose the weight I gained on Pristiq. But my question is,...
" ...working OK on the depression, and I am beginning to lose the weight I gained on Pristiq. But my question is, I am getting headaches on the cymbalta, an... "

\"flat\", experienced some loss of libido and gained weig...
" ...to Pristiq. Although it has been good at keeping my depression at bay, I've been feeling \"flat\", experienced some loss of libido and gained weight. Hopefully... "

to cymbalta. I gained 15lbs on the pristiq. Did you gained...
" ...I just switch from pristiq to cymbalta. I gained 15lbs on the pristiq. Did you gained any weight while you were on th... "

post. She has good results with Cymbalta. Pristiq has...
" ...I'll just say ditto to the above post. She has good results with Cymbalta. Pristiq has worked wonders for me. Take care,... "

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off the Cymbalta slowly with no problems. It is possible...
" ...both and when switched from Cymbalta to Pristiq, another antidepressant, I tapered off the Cymbalta slowly with no problems. It is possible... "

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