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

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

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What are the drugs

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,113 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,782 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Jul, 25, 2014: 14,573 female patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Cymbalta vs Wellbutrin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female40Pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochloridenot specified
Wellbutrin bupropion hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 40 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CymbaltaWellbutrin
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Headache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
DepressionDizziness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Weight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Suicidal IdeationAnxiety
PainWeight Increased
Feeling AbnormalChest Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CymbaltaWellbutrin
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DizzinessMigraine (headache)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Constipation
DepressionDizziness
Headache (pain in head)Dry Mouth
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)
Suicidal IdeationAcne Cystic (skin problems that cause pimples)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (disorder that causes extreme fatigue)
Weight IncreasedChronic Sinusitis (long lasting inflammation of the paranasal sinuses)
Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Bad Breath

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cymbalta5.24%24.92%36.75%22.41%10.68%
Wellbutrin3.06%22.82%34.06%32.35%7.71%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion 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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