Cymbalta low sexual side effects
These results were presented today at a major medical meeting of psychiatrists. In this study, 42 percent of Cymbalta-treated patients met the definition of onset of efficacy compared to 35 percent of Lexapro-treated patients. Onset of efficacy was defined as at least a 20 percent decrease in Maier Subscale of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale HAM-D17 at week two and sustained throughout eight weeks of acute treatment. While not indicative of faster onset of efficacy than Lexapro in patients with MDD, this study showed the onset of Cymbalta to be at least as fast as that of Lexapro. At the end of the acute period of the sexual functioning assessment eight weeks , 37 percent of male patients treated with Cymbalta reported a worsening in sexual functioning, 59 percent treated with Lexapro reported worsening and 49 percent taking a sugar pill experienced worsening, as measured by the Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire CSFQ.