Compare Pamelor vs. Cymbalta
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|Improves your mood. Pamelor (Nortriptyline) is a good option for treating depression, especially for people who also have problems with persistent nerve pain.||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.|
|How it works|
|Pamelor (Nortriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA). It helps improve your mood by altering the levels of serotonin, norepinephrine, and other similar chemicals in your brain.||Cymbalta (Duloxetine) is a serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin and norepinephrine activity in the brain, which regulates mood.|
|Type of medication|
› Tricyclic antidepressant (TCA)
› Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI)
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|How well it works for depression|
|The free Iodine Start program helps people track how well they are improving, and find the right antidepressant faster.|
|The free Iodine Start program (personal reports and coaching) is currently only for antidepressants. For now, you can read our pharmacist info about this medication.Learn more about Pamelor (Nortriptyline) ›|
After 4 weeks using Start and Cymbalta (Duloxetine), here’s how much better people feel.
|Reviews & ratings|
We haven’t found good data for Pamelor side effects.FDA side effect reports for Pamelor »