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Cymbalta vs Mobic, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Cymbalta vs Mobic for a female aged 58. 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.

Mobic (latest outcomes from 12,468 users) has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis.

On May, 12, 2014: 8,662 female patients aged 52 who take the same drugs are studied in Cymbalta vs Mobic

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female52Pain - back

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochlorideEli Lilly
Mobic meloxicamBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 52 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cymbalta (Eli Lilly)Mobic (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessPain
Headache (pain in head)Pyrexia (fever)
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainAnxiety
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Arthralgia (joint pain)
AnxietyDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)
Feeling AbnormalDrug Ineffective
VomitingAnaemia (lack of blood)

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 (Eli Lilly)Mobic (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Sinus Headache (headache caused by sinus infections)Constipation
Sore Throat (pain or irritation of the throat)Asthenia (weakness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction)
DizzinessExhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Pyrexia (fever)
Headache (pain in head)Pain In Jaw
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
DepressionDiarrhea
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Thyroid Fibrosis (excess fibrous tissue growth in thyroid gland)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cymbalta4.34%29.69%36.69%21.29%7.98%
Mobic6.31%29.61%34.95%21.36%7.77%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Mobic (meloxicam) is often used to treat arthritis. 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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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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