Cymbalta vs Lamictal for Bipolar Disorder

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Lamictal
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Lamictal is a bipolar medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
2.9
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Bipolar Disorder
4.1
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
December 27, 1994
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,737 Discussions
205,602 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
#3 for Seizures
#4 for Epilepsy
#5 for Headaches
#6 for Migraines
#7 for OCD
Lamictal is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Seizures and Epilepsy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
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
Lam
Rash
7
Weight Gain
7
Insomnia
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Irritability
3
Weight Loss
2
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Allergy
2
Suicidal behavior
2
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Withdrawal Symptoms
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3
Weight Gain
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7
7
Nausea
Cym
Lam
4
2
Dizziness
Cym
Lam
3
2
Head Zaps
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Lam
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
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Lam
1
0
Drowsiness
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1
0
Suicidal behavior
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Lam
1
2
Seizures
Cym
Lam
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Lam
1
0
Rash
Lam
Cym
7
0
Weight Gain
Lam
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7
7
Insomnia
Lam
Cym
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Lam
Cym
3
10
Irritability
Lam
Cym
3
0
Weight Loss
Lam
Cym
2
0
Dizziness
Lam
Cym
2
3
Nausea
Lam
Cym
2
4
Allergy
Lam
Cym
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lam
Cym
2
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 Lamictal 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 Lamictal and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Duloxetine Hcl
Lamotrigine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cymbalta and Lamictal: 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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