Cymbalta vs Lyrica

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Lyrica
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Lyrica is a nervous system medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.9
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
December 30, 2004
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,769 Discussions
178,504 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 Fibromyalgia
#2 for Nerve Pain
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Neuropathy
#7 for Numbness
#8 for Seizures
#9 for Chronic Pain
#10 for Migraines
#11 for Spasms
#12 for Tingling
#13 for Leg Pain
#14 for RLS
#15 for Sciatica
#16 for Shingles
Lyrica is prescribed for Fibromyalgia, Nerve Pain, Neuropathy and Numbness and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Anxiety, 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
Lyr
Dizziness
3
Nausea
2
Weight Loss
2
Drowsiness
2
Blurred Vision
1
Euphoria
1
Rash
1
Dry Mouth
1
Bloating
1
Suicidal behavior
1
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Lyr
10
0
Weight Gain
Cym
Lyr
7
0
Nausea
Cym
Lyr
4
2
Dizziness
Cym
Lyr
3
3
Head Zaps
Cym
Lyr
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Lyr
1
0
Drowsiness
Cym
Lyr
1
2
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Lyr
1
1
Seizures
Cym
Lyr
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Lyr
1
0
Dizziness
Lyr
Cym
3
3
Nausea
Lyr
Cym
2
4
Weight Loss
Lyr
Cym
2
0
Drowsiness
Lyr
Cym
2
1
Blurred Vision
Lyr
Cym
1
0
Euphoria
Lyr
Cym
1
0
Rash
Lyr
Cym
1
0
Dry Mouth
Lyr
Cym
1
0
Bloating
Lyr
Cym
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Lyr
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.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cymbalta and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Lyrica and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 225 mg, 300 mg
Solution: 20 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Duloxetine Hcl
Pregabalin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cymbalta and Lyrica: 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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