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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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What are the drugs

Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,200 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,088 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,267 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,087 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Wellbutrin (latest outcomes from 54,743 users) has active ingredients of bupropion hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

What are the symptoms

Fear Of Weight Gain (latest reports from 405 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, stress and anxiety, depression, pain, acne.

On May, 12, 2014: 4,434 male patients aged 13 who take the same drugs 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 IneffectiveAbnormal BehaviourAnxietyWeight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Abnormal BehaviourStevens-johnson Syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)DiarrhoeaCondition 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 AttemptFailure To Thrive (inadequate weight gain and physical growth in children)AggressionRespiratory Arrest (excl Neonatal) (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively (excluding neonatal))
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Suicide AttemptCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Headache (pain in head)
AggressionFatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)Low Blood Sugar (low blood sugar cause seizures)Status Epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
Self MutilationDepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Personality Change
Weight IncreasedAnxietyAngerInfection Nos
Homicidal Ideation (thoughts about human killing another human)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Suicidal IdeationAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
DepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Drug DependenceWeight IncreasedMood Altered (changes in mood)Hostility
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Abnormal BehaviourHostilityInsomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Paxil8.33%25.00%50.00%16.67%0.00%
Cymbalta0.00%33.33%50.00%16.67%0.00%
Lexapro17.65%29.41%29.41%23.53%0.00%
Zoloft5.00%33.75%35.00%22.50%3.75%
Wellbutrin0.00%41.38%34.48%20.69%3.45%

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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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