Cymbalta vs Pregabalin

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Pregabalin
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Pregabalin is a nervous system medication and an epilepsy medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.8
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,803 Discussions
33,272 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 Nerve Pain
#4 for Depression
#5 for Fibromyalgia
#6 for GAD
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Epilepsy
#9 for Numbness
#10 for Spasms
#11 for Neuropathy
#12 for Chronic Pain
#13 for RLS
#14 for Migraines
#15 for Tingling
Our data suggest that Pregabalin is taken for Anxiety and GAD, although it is not approved for these conditions. It is prescribed for Nerve Pain and Fibromyalgia. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take Pregabalin for Withdrawal Symptoms and GAD, although this is not an approved use.
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
Pre
Dizziness
4
Drowsiness
3
Nausea
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Dry Mouth
1
Sleep Disorders
1
Hallucinations
1
Hangover
1
Tinnitus
1
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Cymbalta
Cym
Pregabalin
Pre
Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Pre
10
0
Weight Gain
Cym
Pre
7
0
Nausea
Cym
Pre
4
2
Dizziness
Cym
Pre
3
4
Head Zaps
Cym
Pre
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Pre
1
0
Drowsiness
Cym
Pre
1
3
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Pre
1
0
Seizures
Cym
Pre
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Pre
1
0
Dizziness
Pre
Cym
4
3
Drowsiness
Pre
Cym
3
1
Nausea
Pre
Cym
2
4
Euphoria
Pre
Cym
2
0
Weight Loss
Pre
Cym
1
0
Dry Mouth
Pre
Cym
1
0
Sleep Disorders
Pre
Cym
1
0
Hallucinations
Pre
Cym
1
0
Hangover
Pre
Cym
1
0
Tinnitus
Pre
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.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cymbalta and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Pregabalin 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 Pregabalin: 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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