Cymbalta vs Paxil

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Paxil
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Paxil is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.5
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
December 29, 1992
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,753 Discussions
310,189 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 Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic
#6 for OCD
#8 for Headaches
#10 for GAD
#11 for Panic Disorder
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
Paxil is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Cym
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Weight Gain
4
Nausea
2
Dizziness
2
Head Zaps
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Seizures
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Pax
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicide
1
Head Zaps
1
Decreased Libido
1
Drowsiness
1
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Cymbalta
Cym
Paxil
Pax
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Pax
5
10
Weight Gain
Cym
Pax
4
0
Nausea
Cym
Pax
2
2
Dizziness
Cym
Pax
2
2
Head Zaps
Cym
Pax
1
1
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Pax
1
1
Drowsiness
Cym
Pax
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Pax
1
1
Seizures
Cym
Pax
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Pax
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pax
Cym
10
5
Dizziness
Pax
Cym
2
2
Nausea
Pax
Cym
2
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Pax
Cym
1
1
Numbness
Pax
Cym
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Pax
Cym
1
1
Suicide
Pax
Cym
1
0
Head Zaps
Pax
Cym
1
1
Decreased Libido
Pax
Cym
1
0
Drowsiness
Pax
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.
D Category D
Before taking Paxil 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 Paxil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 10 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Duloxetine Hcl
Paroxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cymbalta and Paxil: Moderate Interaction. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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