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Cymbalta vs Viibryd, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 61

This is personalized comparison of Cymbalta vs Viibryd for a female aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,235 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Viibryd (latest outcomes from 1,706 users) has active ingredients of vilazodone hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

What is the symptom

Drug effect prolonged (latest reports from 1,111 patients) has been reported by people with insomnia, anaesthesia, ophthalmological examination abnormal, erection problems, depression.

On Oct, 28, 2014: 5,641 female patients aged 59 who take the same drugs are studied in Cymbalta vs Viibryd

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female59Chronic depression

Drugs to compare:

Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochlorideLilly
Viibryd vilazodone hydrochlorideForest Labs Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 59 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Cymbalta (Lilly)Viibryd (Forest Labs Inc)
Drug Effect Prolonged0.04%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cymbalta (Lilly)Viibryd (Forest Labs Inc)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cellulitis (infection under the skin)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Joint Pain
Headache (pain in head)Hypothyroidism Postoperative (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
AnxietyTendinous Contracture (an abnormal, often permanent shortening of tendon)
DizzinessWeight Increased
PainStomach Discomfort (pain in abdomen)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Anxiety
DepressionShort-term Memory Loss
FallTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
Feeling AbnormalPancreas Infection

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cymbalta (Lilly)Viibryd (Forest Labs Inc)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Hypothyroidism Postoperative (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)
DizzinessCellulitis (infection under the skin)
Headache (pain in head)Joint Pain
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Urinary Tract Infection
Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Anticholinergic Syndrome (absolute or relative reduction in cholinergic activity in the central nervous system)
Feeling AbnormalMuscle Sprain (muscle being strached beyond its capacity)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Pain - Tooth Or Teeth (tooth pain)
DepressionRestless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs
Dry MouthLaboratory Test Abnormal

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Viibryd (vilazodone 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:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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