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Celexa vs Cymbalta, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 55

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

What are the drugs

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,690 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,259 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 13,035 female patients aged 49 who take the same drugs are studied in Celexa vs Cymbalta

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female49anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Celexa citalopram hydrobromideForest Labs
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochlorideLilly

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 49 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Celexa (Forest Labs)Cymbalta (Lilly)
Pstosis

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celexa (Forest Labs)Cymbalta (Lilly)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
AnxietyDepression
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Headache (pain in head)Pain
DizzinessAnxiety
Weight IncreasedInsomnia (sleeplessness)
VomitingFeeling Abnormal
Chest PainVomiting

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Celexa (Forest Labs)Cymbalta (Lilly)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Sinus Headache (headache caused by sinus infections)
Pain - JointsSore Throat (pain or irritation of the throat)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionDizziness
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Pain - BackParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Headache (pain in head)
Hypokalaemia (low potassium)Depression
Emotional DistressFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hair LossPain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Celexa4.04%18.20%35.11%34.19%8.46%
Cymbalta3.32%26.29%37.32%23.77%9.30%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) 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.

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

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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