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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.

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On Apr, 24, 2014: 5,501 female patients aged 59 who take the drugs are studied in Cymbalta vs Viibryd

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female59Chronic depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
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)Weight Increased
Headache (pain in head)Short-term Memory Loss
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anxiety
AnxietyTardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)
DizzinessLightheadedness (a common and often unpleasant sensation of dizziness and/or feeling that one may be about to faint)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Tiredness (feeling of tiredness)
PainBruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)
DepressionDry Eyes (lack of adequate tears)
FallNight Sweats (sweating in night)
Feeling AbnormalHeadache (pain in head)

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)
DizzinessAnticholinergic Syndrome (absolute or relative reduction in cholinergic activity in the central nervous system)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Laboratory Test Abnormal
Headache (pain in head)Restless Legs Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Muscle Sprain (muscle being strached beyond its capacity)
Feeling AbnormalPain - Tooth Or Teeth (tooth pain)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - Legs
Depression
Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Dry Mouth
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cymbalta5.29%23.17%37.04%24.13%10.37%
Viibryd11.43%14.29%45.71%20.00%8.57%

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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.

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