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Cymbalta vs Celebrex, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 57

This is personalized comparison of Cymbalta vs Celebrex for a female aged 57. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

On Jan, 23, 2014: 13,502 people are studied in Cymbalta vs Celebrex

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female52Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochlorideEli Lilly
Celebrex celecoxibnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 52 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Cymbalta (Eli Lilly)Celebrex
Dizziness8.25%3.93%
Heart Rate0.14%0.21%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cymbalta (Eli Lilly)Celebrex
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Headache (pain in head)Pain
DepressionArthralgia (joint pain)
PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
AnxietyChest Pain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Anxiety
Feeling AbnormalHeadache (pain in head)
VomitingDrug Ineffective

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)Celebrex
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
DizzinessCerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Depression
Headache (pain in head)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
DepressionChest Pain
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
PainDrug Ineffective
Nightmare (unpleasant dream)Coronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Cymbalta (Eli Lilly)Celebrex
Dizziness7.64%3.86%
Heart Rate0.12%0.20%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Cymbalta (Eli Lilly)Celebrex
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Headache (pain in head)Pain
DepressionArthralgia (joint pain)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
PainDepression
AnxietyChest Pain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)
Feeling AbnormalAnxiety
VomitingDrug Ineffective

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)Celebrex
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
DizzinessCerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Headache (pain in head)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)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Chest Pain
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Acute Myocardial Infarction (acute heart attack)
PainDrug Ineffective
Dry MouthCoronary Artery Disease (plaque building up along the inner walls of the arteries of the heart, which narrows the arteries and restricts blood flow to the heart)

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On eHealthMe, Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Celebrex (celecoxib) 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.

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