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Remeron vs Zoloft, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 35

This is personalized comparison of Remeron vs Zoloft for a male aged 35. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Remeron (latest outcomes from 12,841 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,254 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Nov, 12, 2014: 3,673 male patients aged 32 who take the same drugs are studied in Remeron vs Zoloft

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male32Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Remeron mirtazapineOrganon Usa Inc
Zoloft sertraline hydrochloridePfizer

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 32 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)Zoloft (Pfizer)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Drug Ineffective
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Depression
Suicidal IdeationSuicidal Ideation
DepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyWeight Increased
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Anxiety
Suicide AttemptCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
OverdoseAsthenia (weakness)
AggressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)Zoloft (Pfizer)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Depression
Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Attention Deficit/hyperactivity DisorderSuicidal Ideation
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Blood Cholesterol AbnormalAggression
Sleeplessness (a sleep disorder in which there is an inability to fall asleep or to stay asleep as long as desired)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Major Depressive Disorder (a condition characterized by a long-lasting depressed mood or marked loss of interest or pleasure)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Anger
DiabetesMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Remeron6.98%28.68%33.33%21.71%9.30%
Zoloft4.08%23.81%38.10%26.19%7.82%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Remeron (mirtazapine) is often used to treat depression. Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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