Cymbalta vs Zoloft

Cymbalta
(Rx)
Zoloft
(Rx)
Cymbalta is a nervous system medication and an antidepressant medication.
Zoloft is an antidepressant 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
2.8
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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August 3, 2004
December 30, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
193,803 Discussions
378,598 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 OCD
#6 for Panic
#7 for Headaches
#9 for Anger
#10 for Weight Loss
#11 for Social Anxiety
#12 for ADHD
#13 for GAD
#14 for Mood Swings
#15 for Anxiety Attacks
#16 for Panic Disorder
#17 for PTSD
Zoloft 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
10
Weight Gain
7
Nausea
4
Dizziness
3
Head Zaps
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Drowsiness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Seizures
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Zol
Withdrawal Symptoms
6
Nausea
3
Dizziness
3
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Drowsiness
1
Decreased Libido
1
Suicidal Thoughts
1
Palpitations
1
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Cym
Zoloft
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Withdrawal Symptoms
Cym
Zol
10
6
Weight Gain
Cym
Zol
7
0
Nausea
Cym
Zol
4
3
Dizziness
Cym
Zol
3
3
Head Zaps
Cym
Zol
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Cym
Zol
1
2
Drowsiness
Cym
Zol
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Cym
Zol
1
1
Seizures
Cym
Zol
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Cym
Zol
1
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zol
Cym
6
10
Nausea
Zol
Cym
3
4
Dizziness
Zol
Cym
3
3
Sexual Dysfunction
Zol
Cym
2
1
Numbness
Zol
Cym
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Zol
Cym
1
1
Drowsiness
Zol
Cym
1
1
Decreased Libido
Zol
Cym
1
0
Suicidal Thoughts
Zol
Cym
1
1
Palpitations
Zol
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 Zoloft 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 Zoloft and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 20 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg
Tablet: 15 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg
Concentrate: 20 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Duloxetine Hcl
Sertraline Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cymbalta and Zoloft: 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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