Cymbalta vs Gabapentin

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Gabapentin
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Gabapentin is an epilepsy medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.1
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
September 12, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,754 Discussions
136,012 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 Nerve Pain
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Depression
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for Neuropathy
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Numbness
#9 for Headaches
#10 for RLS
#11 for Migraines
#12 for Epilepsy
#13 for Tingling
#14 for Chronic Pain
#15 for Back Pain
#17 for Leg Pain
#18 for Shingles
#19 for Hot Flashes
#20 for Sciatica
Gabapentin is prescribed for Nerve Pain, Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Seizures and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Depression, RLS, Withdrawal Symptoms and Headaches, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Gab
Dizziness
3
Drowsiness
2
Nausea
2
Weight Loss
1
Euphoria
1
Dry Mouth
1
Grogginess
1
Mood Swings
1
Hallucinations
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Gabapentin
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Gab
10
0
Weight Gain
Cym
Gab
7
0
Nausea
Cym
Gab
4
2
Dizziness
Cym
Gab
3
3
Head Zaps
Cym
Gab
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Gab
1
0
Drowsiness
Cym
Gab
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Gab
1
1
Seizures
Cym
Gab
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Gab
1
0
Dizziness
Gab
Cym
3
3
Drowsiness
Gab
Cym
2
1
Nausea
Gab
Cym
2
4
Weight Loss
Gab
Cym
1
0
Euphoria
Gab
Cym
1
0
Dry Mouth
Gab
Cym
1
0
Grogginess
Gab
Cym
1
0
Mood Swings
Gab
Cym
1
0
Hallucinations
Gab
Cym
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Gab
Cym
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 Cymbalta during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Gabapentin 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 Gabapentin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Tablet: 300 mg (9)- 600 mg (69), 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Capsule: 100 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Solution: 250 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL (5 mL), 300 mg/6 mL (6 mL)
Suspension: 25 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Duloxetine Hcl
Gabapentin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cymbalta and Gabapentin: 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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