Citalopram vs Cymbalta

Citalopram
(Rx)
Cymbalta
(Rx)
Citalopram is an antidepressant medication.
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.2
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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Not Available
August 3, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
142,653 Discussions
193,736 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Panic
#5 for OCD
#7 for GAD
#8 for PND
#9 for Mood Swings
Citalopram is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Panic Attacks, although it is not approved for this condition.
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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Cit
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Nausea
4
Dizziness
4
Numbness
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Drowsiness
2
Palpitations
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Dry Mouth
1
Paranoia
1
Cym
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Weight Gain
7
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Head Zaps
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Seizures
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cit
Cym
6
10
Nausea
Cit
Cym
4
4
Dizziness
Cit
Cym
4
3
Numbness
Cit
Cym
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Cit
Cym
2
1
Drowsiness
Cit
Cym
2
1
Palpitations
Cit
Cym
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cit
Cym
1
1
Dry Mouth
Cit
Cym
1
0
Paranoia
Cit
Cym
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Cit
10
6
Weight Gain
Cym
Cit
7
0
Nausea
Cym
Cit
4
4
Dizziness
Cym
Cit
3
4
Head Zaps
Cym
Cit
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Cit
1
0
Drowsiness
Cym
Cit
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Cit
1
2
Seizures
Cym
Cit
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Cit
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 Citalopram 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 Citalopram and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Cymbalta and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
Solution: 10 mg/5 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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Citalopram Hydrobromide
Duloxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Citalopram and Cymbalta: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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