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Zoloft vs Cymbalta, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Zoloft vs Cymbalta for a male aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Mar, 18, 2014: 6,630 male patients aged 52 who take the drugs are studied in Zoloft vs Cymbalta

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male52Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Zoloft sertraline hydrochloridePfizer
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochlorideLilly

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 52 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zoloft (Pfizer)Cymbalta (Lilly)
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
AnxietyDepression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Chest PainDrug Ineffective
Drug IneffectivePain
PainAnxiety
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Feeling Abnormal

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Zoloft (Pfizer)Cymbalta (Lilly)
AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
VomitingHeadache (pain in head)
Weight IncreasedConstipation
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dry Mouth
Erectile DysfunctionTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Depression
DepressionSuicidal Ideation
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Zoloft5.40%29.21%35.56%22.54%7.30%
Cymbalta6.83%24.46%41.01%24.10%3.60%

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On eHealthMe, Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. 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.

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