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Cymbalta vs Pristiq for a female patient aged 51

Summary: 8,136 female patients aged 51 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.

This is personalized comparison of Cymbalta vs Pristiq for a female aged 51. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

 

 

 

 

What are the drugs

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,362 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Pristiq (latest outcomes from 15,597 users) has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression.

On Feb, 24, 2015: 8,136 female patients aged 45 who take the same drugs are studied in Cymbalta vs Pristiq

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female45Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochloridenot specified
Pristiq desvenlafaxine succinatenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 45 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CymbaltaPristiq
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Dizziness
DepressionDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
PainInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Condition Aggravated
AnxietyAnxiety
Weight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
VomitingFeeling Abnormal

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
CymbaltaPristiq
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Headache (pain in head)
DizzinessDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Weight Increased
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Weight IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionDizziness
Headache (pain in head)Migraine (headache)
Withdrawal Syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance)Feeling Abnormal
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fluid Retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood)
Suicidal IdeationNumbness In Hands Or Feet

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Cymbalta4.77%22.10%39.90%25.44%7.79%
Pristiq4.11%21.00%40.18%21.92%12.79%

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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. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate) 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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