Abilify vs Cymbalta for Bipolar Disorder

Abilify
(Rx)
Cymbalta
(Rx)
Abilify is a psychosis medication and a bipolar medication.
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
3.6
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
2.9
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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November 15, 2002
August 3, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
129,852 Discussions
194,000 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#3 for Psychosis
#4 for Restlessness
#5 for Mania
#6 for Schizophrenia
#7 for OCD
#8 for Paranoia
Abilify is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis and Restlessness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Fibromyalgia
#4 for Nerve Pain
#5 for Headaches
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Neuropathy
#9 for GAD
#10 for OCD
#12 for Back Pain
Cymbalta is prescribed for Depression, Anxiety and Fibromyalgia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Abi
Weight Gain
10
Tiredness
4
Weight Loss
2
Diabetes
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Headaches
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Seizures
1
Numbness
1
Exhaustion
1
Cym
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
3
Dizziness
3
Head Zaps
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Seizures
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
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Weight Gain
Abi
Cym
10
5
Tiredness
Abi
Cym
4
0
Weight Loss
Abi
Cym
2
0
Diabetes
Abi
Cym
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Abi
Cym
1
1
Headaches
Abi
Cym
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Abi
Cym
1
1
Seizures
Abi
Cym
1
1
Numbness
Abi
Cym
1
0
Exhaustion
Abi
Cym
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Abi
8
0
Weight Gain
Cym
Abi
5
10
Nausea
Cym
Abi
3
0
Dizziness
Cym
Abi
3
0
Head Zaps
Cym
Abi
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Abi
1
0
Drowsiness
Cym
Abi
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Abi
1
1
Seizures
Cym
Abi
1
1
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Abi
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Abilify during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Cymbalta during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Abilify and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Cymbalta and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg
Solution: 9.75 mg/1.3 mL, 1 mg/mL
Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Aripiprazole
Duloxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Abilify and Cymbalta: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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