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Re: cymbalta/celexa crazyjoe

Posted by Tony P on September 9, 2011, at 19:46:00

In reply to Re: cymbalta/celexa, posted by crazyjoe on September 9, 2011, at 19:13:03

> tony my endocronologist who prescribed it for diabetric nerve pain along with ocd/depression really loves it why the bad press though...my psych dr. is in luve with lexapro though

My take on the bad press some meds get is that most of the studies, especially surveys ("meta-studies"), deal with data in bulk and don't take into account individual susceptibilities. Nearly every A/D on the market has a high success rate with 30-40% of the population -- so you might think they're all about equally effective -- but you can bet that it's a different 30% with each med. But the number-crunchers, especially the insurance cos. deciding which drugs to pay for, mostly just look at those bulk figures.

Let's say (I don't have the actual figures) Cymbalta gets a 33% high success rating while Effexor gets 38%. Therefore Cymbalta "offers no advantage over Effexor" they say. But that ignores the fact that half the Cymbalta responders couldn't take Effexor to save their lives, while half the Effexor group don't do well on Cymbalta.

Or maybe it's all industrial politics -- I'll buy a conspiracy theory any day!

Tony


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