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Paxil vs Cymbalta vs Lexapro vs Zoloft vs Wellbutrin, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 18

This is personalized comparison of Paxil vs Cymbalta vs Lexapro vs Zoloft vs Wellbutrin for a male aged 18. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 1, 2014: 4,369 people are studied in Paxil vs Cymbalta vs Lexapro vs Zoloft vs Wellbutrin

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male13Depression - adolescents

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Paxil paroxetine hydrochloridenot specified
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochloridenot specified
Lexapro escitalopram oxalatenot specified
Zoloft sertraline hydrochloridenot specified
Wellbutrin bupropion hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 13 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

PaxilCymbaltaLexaproZoloftWellbutrin
Fear Of Weight Gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Dependency0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PaxilCymbaltaLexaproZoloftWellbutrin
Suicidal IdeationCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)AggressionConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
AggressionSuicidal IdeationAggressionSuicidal IdeationGrand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)DepressionSuicidal IdeationAnxietyCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)VomitingDepressionDrug IneffectiveConvulsions Nos (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled of muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly)
Suicide AttemptAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Aggression
DepressionAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAbnormal BehaviourAbnormal BehaviourDepression
AnxietyTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DepressionOverdose
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Blood Glucose IncreasedHeadache (pain in head)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Drug IneffectiveMedication ErrorAnxietyWeight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Abnormal BehaviourAbnormal BehaviourDiarrhoeaCondition AggravatedHeadache (pain in head)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PaxilCymbaltaLexaproZoloftWellbutrin
Suicidal IdeationAggressionDizzinessGrand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Suicide AttemptSuicide AttemptAggressionPersonality Change
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)DepressionCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Respiratory Arrest (excl Neonatal) (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively (excluding neonatal))
AggressionAnxietyLow Blood Sugar (low blood sugar cause seizures)Headache (pain in head)
Self MutilationInsomnia (sleeplessness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Status Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
Weight IncreasedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)AngerInfection Nos
Homicidal Ideation (thoughts about human killing another human)Thinking AbnormalSuicidal IdeationAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
DepressionWeight IncreasedAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Drug DependenceAbnormal BehaviourMood Altered (changes in mood)Hostility
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Condition AggravatedHostilityInsomnia (sleeplessness)

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

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

PaxilCymbaltaLexaproZoloftWellbutrin
Fear Of Weight Gain0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%
Dependency0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
PaxilCymbaltaLexaproZoloftWellbutrin
Suicidal IdeationCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)AggressionConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
AggressionDepressionAggressionSuicidal IdeationGrand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Suicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationAnxietyCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)VomitingDepressionDrug IneffectiveConvulsions Nos (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled of muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly)
Suicide AttemptAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Aggression
DepressionAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAnxietyAbnormal BehaviourDepression
AnxietyTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Abnormal BehaviourDepressionOverdose
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Blood Glucose IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Headache (pain in head)
Drug IneffectiveMedication ErrorHeadache (pain in head)Weight IncreasedAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Abnormal BehaviourConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Condition AggravatedDrug 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)
PaxilCymbaltaLexaproZoloftWellbutrin
Suicidal IdeationWeight Gain - UnintentionalCerebral PalsyDizzinessGrand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)
Suicide AttemptShingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus)Acanthosis Nigricans (skin disease-dark warlike patches in the body folds)AggressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
AggressionFeeling DrunkClub Foot Developed At Age 12DepressionHeadache (pain in head)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Emotional DistressDystonia (abnormal muscle tone)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Self MutilationMuscle Spasticity (tight or stiff muscles and an inability to control those muscles)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Status Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
Homicidal Ideation (thoughts about human killing another human)Long-term Memory LossLow Blood Sugar (low blood sugar cause seizures)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Weight IncreasedShort-term Memory LossAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Infection Nos
DepressionAggressionSuicidal IdeationPersonality Change
Drug DependenceAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)AngerRespiratory Arrest (excl Neonatal) (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively (excluding neonatal))
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Insomnia (sleeplessness)HostilityLibido Decreased (loss of interest in sex)

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On eHealthMe, Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Wellbutrin (bupropion 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.

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