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Baclofen vs Cymbalta, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 42

This is personalized comparison of Baclofen vs Cymbalta for a female aged 42. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 22, 2014: 8,017 female patients aged 41 who take the drugs are studied in Baclofen vs Cymbalta

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female41Dystonia

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Baclofen baclofennot specified
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 41 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

BaclofenCymbalta
Tinnitus0.84%1.21%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BaclofenCymbalta
Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Dizziness
Condition AggravatedHeadache (pain in head)
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Headache (pain in head)Weight Increased
Asthenia (weakness)Pain
DizzinessVomiting
Influenza Like IllnessAnxiety

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
BaclofenCymbalta
Hearing LossNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
ConstipationDizziness
Complicated Migraine (weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to the headache)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)
Nausea And VomitingDepression
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Muscle Weakness (a lack of muscle strength)Suicidal Ideation
Depression AggravatedWeight Increased
Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessWithdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)
Tmd (temporomandibular joint disorder)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Baclofen2.68%34.90%42.28%14.09%6.04%
Cymbalta4.42%25.32%37.39%23.75%9.13%

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On eHealthMe, Baclofen (baclofen) is often used to treat muscle spasms. Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

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