Cymbalta vs Wellbutrin

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Wellbutrin
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Wellbutrin is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.1
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
December 30, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,758 Discussions
284,556 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
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Smoking
#4 for Tiredness
#7 for Weight Loss
#8 for ADHD
#9 for ADD
#10 for Panic Attacks
#11 for Addiction
#12 for OCD
#15 for Panic
#16 for Mood Swings
#17 for Social Anxiety
Wellbutrin is prescribed for Depression and Smoking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety and Tiredness, 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
Wel
Seizures
3
Nausea
2
Dizziness
2
Suicidal behavior
1
Psychosis
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Paranoia
1
Hair Loss
1
Loss of Appetite
1
Dry Mouth
1
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Cym
Wellbutrin
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Wel
10
0
Weight Gain
Cym
Wel
7
0
Nausea
Cym
Wel
4
2
Dizziness
Cym
Wel
3
2
Head Zaps
Cym
Wel
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Wel
1
0
Drowsiness
Cym
Wel
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Wel
1
1
Seizures
Cym
Wel
1
3
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Wel
1
1
Seizures
Wel
Cym
3
1
Nausea
Wel
Cym
2
4
Dizziness
Wel
Cym
2
3
Suicidal behavior
Wel
Cym
1
1
Psychosis
Wel
Cym
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Wel
Cym
1
1
Paranoia
Wel
Cym
1
0
Hair Loss
Wel
Cym
1
0
Loss of Appetite
Wel
Cym
1
0
Dry Mouth
Wel
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.
C Category C
Before taking Wellbutrin 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 Wellbutrin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Tablet: 75 mg, 100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Duloxetine Hcl
Bupropion Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cymbalta and Wellbutrin: 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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