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Effexor (venlafaxine) vs cymbalta, currently Effexor (venlafaxine) 225, suffering from somnolence, fatigue.Cymbalta in such case?Best regards for your care.

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Dr. Nicole Carlberg
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Psychopharmacology

There are many different small details taken into account when considering medication choices for patients.
Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta have some similarities. From your brief description it appears as though an appnt is needed with your dr. Make a list of concerns, questions. Bring in your meds, talk about the changes you might want to consider to target your concerns. Schedule extra time if needed.

In brief: Psychopharmacology

There are many different small details taken into account when considering medication choices for patients.
Effexor (venlafaxine) and Cymbalta have some similarities. From your brief description it appears as though an appnt is needed with your dr. Make a list of concerns, questions. Bring in your meds, talk about the changes you might want to consider to target your concerns. Schedule extra time if needed.
Dr. Nicole Carlberg
Dr. Nicole Carlberg
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Dr. Julia Irwin
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: other options

Both meds are serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors therefore will have similar side effect profiles.
There are other medications available for the tx of depression. I noted you were on ritalin (methylphenidate). If you have an add diagnosis often times you will experience opposite effects from meds. For ex. Stimulating meds will cause fatigue and visa versa. Ck with your dr. For options.

In brief: other options

Both meds are serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors therefore will have similar side effect profiles.
There are other medications available for the tx of depression. I noted you were on ritalin (methylphenidate). If you have an add diagnosis often times you will experience opposite effects from meds. For ex. Stimulating meds will cause fatigue and visa versa. Ck with your dr. For options.
Dr. Julia Irwin
Dr. Julia Irwin
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Dr. Armand Braun
Psychiatry

In brief: Can be the cymbalta (duloxetine)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) I have observed can produce fatigue.
Changing to a different medication or reducing the dose can reverse this. Not sure changing to a different med on the same class would make a difference. Depending on your reason for this medication, a different class medication may be indicated.

In brief: Can be the cymbalta (duloxetine)

Cymbalta (duloxetine) I have observed can produce fatigue.
Changing to a different medication or reducing the dose can reverse this. Not sure changing to a different med on the same class would make a difference. Depending on your reason for this medication, a different class medication may be indicated.
Dr. Armand Braun
Dr. Armand Braun
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