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Review: Chantix and Cymbalta

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Chantix and Cymbalta. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,371 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Chantix (latest outcomes from 64,417 users) has active ingredients of varenicline tartrate. It is often used in quit smoking.

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

On Oct, 26, 2014: 1,371 people who take Chantix, Cymbalta are studied

Chantix, Cymbalta outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Chantix (varenicline tartrate)
- Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Chantix is effective29.41%
(5 of 17 people)
52.94%
(9 of 17 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
n/an/an/an/a
Cymbalta is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
33.33%
(2 of 6 people)
54.55%
(6 of 11 people)
54.55%
(6 of 11 people)
50.00%
(4 of 8 people)
50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DepressionDepressionDepressionDepressionDepressionDepressionn/aNausea
NauseaAnxietyAnxietySuicide AttemptAnxietyAnxietyDepression
InsomniaSuicide AttemptSuicidal IdeationAnxietySuicide AttemptSuicide AttemptAnxiety
AnxietyIntentional OverdoseAbnormal DreamsIntentional OverdoseAggressionSuicidal IdeationInsomnia
Abnormal DreamsSuicidal IdeationNauseaHeadacheMental DisorderIntentional OverdoseAbnormal Dreams
AgitationAbnormal DreamsAggressionSuicidal IdeationInsomniaIrritabilityFatigue
Feeling AbnormalNauseaSuicide AttemptAggressionAbnormal BehaviourMental DisorderHeadache
VomitingAggressionInsomniaNauseaAmnesiaInsomniaVomiting
HeadacheNervousnessMood SwingsAngerHallucinationSleep TerrorPain
Suicidal IdeationFeeling AbnormalAbnormal BehaviourEmotional DistressSuicidal IdeationAngerFeeling Abnormal

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Chantix is effective46.43%
(13 of 28 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
Cymbalta is effective40.00%
(14 of 35 people)
66.67%
(6 of 9 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaDepression
DepressionAnxiety
AnxietyNausea
Abnormal DreamsInsomnia
InsomniaPain
FatigueSuicide Attempt
HeadacheFatigue
VomitingVomiting
Weight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Feeling AbnormalDyspnoea

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chantix is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
36.36%
(4 of 11 people)
31.58%
(6 of 19 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
Cymbalta is effectiven/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 6 people)
55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
42.86%
(6 of 14 people)
35.00%
(7 of 20 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitusn/aPainDepressionDepressionNauseaNauseaNausea
Sensation Of Foreign BodyInjurySuicide AttemptAnxietyDepressionDepressionDepression
Gallbladder OperationCholelithiasisAnxietySuicide AttemptAnxietyAnxietyInsomnia
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedInjection Site IrritationSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationAbnormal DreamsFatigueAnxiety
Musculoskeletal StiffnessIntentional OverdoseInsomniaHeadacheHeadacheAbnormal Dreams
Injection Site PainDeep Vein ThrombosisNauseaFatigueInsomniaVomiting
NauseaIrritabilityInsomniaSuicide AttemptWeight Decreased
Feeling AbnormalAggressionSuicidal IdeationVomitingDecreased Appetite
ConvulsionAgitationConstipationAbnormal DreamsFatigue
ParanoiaFatigueFallFeeling AbnormalHallucination

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I have developed low potassium for an unknown reason, my thyroid level has been flucuating as well.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Tammie on Feb, 5, 2013:

    I take Hydrocodne and Creator and just started taking Topamax!!!Is it safe and will I lose my memory or not be able to sleep? I'm not looking forward to side effects at all.I was sitting at my desk and my nose started bleeding:/ Its scary.If anyone is on the same combination let me know how you feel.Thanks

    Reply

  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • helped to stop smoking.
    Have stopped chantix due to side effects but still having continued nightmares etc after one week off RX

    Reply

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