Improves mood and relieves certain kinds of pain. Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is good for treating depression and anxiety, and may help with chronic pain. More likely than other antidepressants to cause problems if you drink or have high blood pressure. Prevents seizures and migraine headaches. Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is useful for preventing seizures and migraines, and doesn't require blood tests while you're on it. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 4.84 Cymbalta
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Decreased appetite 5%
Dry mouth 8%
More Cymbalta side effects » More Topamax side effects » How it works Cymbalta Topamax Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to affect multiple parts of the brain to control seizures and migraines. Type of medication Cymbalta Topamax Prescription only Lower-cost generic available Prescription only Lower-cost generic available Available as Cymbalta Topamax Pill Extended release capsule Used for Cymbalta Topamax Risk factors for serious side effects Cymbalta Topamax › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › Stopping Cymbalta (Duloxetine) suddenly › History of high blood pressure › Taking other blood-thinning drugs Detailed Cymbalta (Duloxetine) risks & warnings » › History of depression › Children › History of metabolic disorders › People also taking Depakote › Low-carb diet Detailed Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
Food Cymbalta Topamax › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. No food related info.
Kidneys and liver Cymbalta Topamax › Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems. › Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) may increase your risk for kidney stones. Stay well-hydrated to lower your risk. › A few people will get kidney stones.
Pain Cymbalta Topamax › Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain. No pain related info.
Weight Cymbalta Topamax No weight related info. › Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss. Upsides and benefits Cymbalta Topamax › Effective at relieving depression and anxiety symptoms. › Lowers relapse rates for depression. › Can relieve some types of chronic pain. Might be particularly good at pain relief for people who are also depressed. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. › Used on its own or with other antiepileptic medicines to lower the frequency of seizures, especially for people with tonic-clonic or partial seizures, or Lennox-Gestaut syndrome. › Helpful in preventing frequent migraine headaches. › Doesn't need routine blood tests. Downsides and risks Cymbalta Topamax › Not a good option if you're a heavy drinker, or if you have liver or kidney problems. › Not the best option for people with high blood pressure. › Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. › Can cause sleepiness, speech problems, tingling sensations, and weight loss. › A few people will get kidney stones. › Not safe to use if you're pregnant. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Cymbalta Topamax › Take with food to avoid upset stomach. › Full effects in 8 to 12 weeks for mood, 2 weeks for pain. › Stop taking slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. › For the first week, avoid activities that require you to be alert. › Don't use if pregnant. › Can cause tingling skin sensations and reduced appetite. › Report any confusion, decreased sweating, fever, or changes in behavior or vision. › Takes 3 to 4 weeks to feel full effects on mood. Learn more More about Cymbalta Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Topamax Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert