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

This is personalized comparison of Evista vs Cymbalta for a female aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Evista (latest outcomes from 18,169 users) has active ingredients of raloxifene hydrochloride. It is often used in osteoporosis.

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,215 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Jul, 3, 2014: 9,103 female patients aged 53 who take the same drugs are studied in Evista vs Cymbalta

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female53Osteoporosis

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Evista raloxifene hydrochloridenot specified
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 53 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
EvistaCymbalta
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
PainDizziness
Arthralgia (joint pain)Headache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
AnxietyPain
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
FallInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Pyrexia (fever)Anxiety
Back PainFeeling Abnormal
Chest PainFall

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
EvistaCymbalta
Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break)Sinus Headache (headache caused by sinus infections)
FallSore Throat (pain or irritation of the throat)
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Multiple FracturesDizziness
Chest PainDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
PainHeadache (pain in head)
Arthralgia (joint pain)Depression
Oestrogen Receptor Assay PositiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Weight IncreasedInsomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Evista5.26%31.58%42.11%21.05%0.00%
Cymbalta3.88%28.40%37.26%21.72%8.74%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Evista (raloxifene hydrochloride) is often used to treat osteoporosis. 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:

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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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