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Cymbalta

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Other Names: Duloxetine

Venlafaxine

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Other Names: Effexor   Effexor XR
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 150,712 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 24,561 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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... 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 jenny
June 9, 2014
jenny wrote
dont miss any days taking this tablet!!!! I ran out it was horrendous :(
I remember feeling a weird tingly static feeling in my hands and arms if i ever missed a dose. didnt hurt but was very surreal
Teesside  |  December 10, 2014
I fully agree, and know exactly what you mean!
Kina  |  August 24, 2014
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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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Taking 2 - 75mg daily and have definitely not reached orgasm since doubling from 1 - 75mg daily several weeks ago. Can't really remember that last time.
Annie56  |  November 22, 2014
I have trouble reaching climax while on Lyrica. Also have major stomach/bowel issues when dose increased.
CountryCutie  |  October 16, 2014
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 Earl
February 14, 2014
Earl wrote
venlafaxine and rum-punch blackout
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By Songstylist
January 31, 2014
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Cymbalta and Prestiq
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September 11, 2013
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Cymbalta and palpitations
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What patients are saying about Cymbalta vs. Venlafaxine

514 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for us. I switched from venlafaxine to cymbalta directly...
Cymbalta is a very similar med ...for us. I switched from venlafaxine to cymbalta directly with no ...med gave me problems. When I came off the cymbalta I reduced by 15 mg a week with no pro...
... 12 yrs & Ins. Co. wants me to change to venlafaxine...
...pain like Cymbalta does? I have been taking Cymbalta about? ... 12 yrs & Ins. Co. wants me to change to venlafaxine because it is less ...beginning I have never had a problem with Cymbalta. I tr...
Now I take venlafaxine which works also and isn't...
...I was on Cymbalta, it helped me I immensely. I had to stop it bc of insurance. Now I take venlafaxine which works also and isn't as expensive....
me Cymbalta was effective as am anti-depressant but after...
...me Cymbalta was effective as am anti-depressant ...up' so I was switched to venlafaxine xl which was also effective but without the sedation. In my experience cymbalta also gave ungodly constipa...
Cymbalta worked as a magnificent AD for me (with...
...higher risk for Bipolar patients. Cymbalta worked as a magnificent AD for me (with risperidone), but it ...the wall. Amitriptyline and venlafaxine however did nothing for me. Still, I w...
SWITCHED FROM CYMBALTA TO VENLAFAXINE?? I'm due to swith...
...FROM CYMBALTA TO VENLAFAXINE?? I'm due to swith from cymalta to venlafaxine. Has anyone done...
sleep on Cymbalta and they made me feel drugged....
Hi, I switched from cymbalta to Venlafaxine. I couldn't sleep on Cymbalta and they made me feel drugged. By far the best med I have taken. I live in the UK and our taxes...
worse than before I went onto Cymbalta( I had to come off...
...else experienced increasing anxiety 2-3 weeks after increasing their dosage of Cymbalta. I was on ...before I went onto Cymbalta( I had to come off venlafaxine due to high blood pressure} and I...
and will be coming off to go on Venlafaxine. The Cymbalta...
...Cymbalta (Duloxetine) and will be coming off to go on Venlafaxine. The Cymbalta isn't doing much for my depression, initially I felt ...my period. Cymbalta caused me to have heavy periods last...
from 300 venlafaxine to 90 Cymbalta. They are generally...
...switched from 300 venlafaxine to 90 Cymbalta. They are generally...
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