Cymbalta vs Effexor XR

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Effexor XR
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Effexor XR is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.6
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
October 20, 1997
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,684 Discussions
37,883 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Panic Attacks
#5 for GAD
#6 for Panic
#7 for OCD
#8 for Hot Flashes
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for Mood Swings
#12 for Migraines
#13 for ADHD
#14 for Fibromyalgia
#15 for ADD
#16 for Night Sweats
Effexor XR is prescribed for Depression and Anxiety and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cym
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Weight Gain
4
Nausea
3
Dizziness
2
Head Zaps
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Seizures
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Eff
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Head Zaps
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Nightmares
1
Decreased Libido
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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6
10
Weight Gain
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4
5
Nausea
Cym
Eff
3
4
Dizziness
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Eff
2
3
Head Zaps
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Eff
1
2
Sexual Dysfunction
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1
1
Drowsiness
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1
1
Suicidal behavior
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1
0
Seizures
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1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
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Eff
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
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10
6
Weight Gain
Eff
Cym
5
4
Nausea
Eff
Cym
4
3
Dizziness
Eff
Cym
3
2
Head Zaps
Eff
Cym
2
1
Sexual Dysfunction
Eff
Cym
1
1
Drowsiness
Eff
Cym
1
1
Nightmares
Eff
Cym
1
0
Decreased Libido
Eff
Cym
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Eff
Cym
1
0
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 Cymbalta during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Effexor XR 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 Cymbalta and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Effexor XR and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Capsule: 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Duloxetine Hcl
Venlafaxine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cymbalta and Effexor XR: 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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