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Nucynta vs Cymbalta, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Nucynta vs Cymbalta for a female aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Nucynta (latest outcomes from 1,690 users) has active ingredients of tapentadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Cymbalta (latest outcomes from 49,235 users) has active ingredients of duloxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 6,550 female patients aged 55 who take the same drugs are studied in Nucynta vs Cymbalta

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female55Pain

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Nucynta tapentadol hydrochloridenot specified
Cymbalta duloxetine hydrochloridenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 55 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
NucyntaCymbalta
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Confusional StateHeadache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Dizziness
Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)Depression
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pain
Endometrial CancerAnxiety
Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places)Feeling Abnormal
Mental Impairment (a condition affecting the body, perhaps through sight or hearing loss, a mobility difficulty or a health condition)Fall

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
NucyntaCymbalta
Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dizziness (excl Vertigo)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Depression Suicidal (suicide depressive disorder)Headache (pain in head)
Neuroma (tumour of nerve tissue)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Night Sweats (sweating in night)Dizziness
ConstipationDepression
Irritable Bowel Syndrome AggravatedParaesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)
Feeling Abnormal
Pain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Nucynta8.00%16.00%32.00%40.00%4.00%
Cymbalta5.37%23.25%37.27%24.07%10.05%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Nucynta (tapentadol hydrochloride) is often used to treat pain. 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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