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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 12,840 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,214 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 3,645 male patients aged 32 who take the same drugs are studied in Remeron vs Zoloft

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

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
Suicide AttemptAnxiety
OverdoseCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Asthenia (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
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Pitting Oedema (skin discoloration)Suicidal Ideation
Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness (eds))Dizziness
Panic AttacksAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
DepressionDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Blood Cholesterol AbnormalNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Blood Cholesterol Increased
Metabolic Disorder (an abnormal function and pattern of body fat. insulin resistance refers to the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in promoting the transport of the sugar glucose, from blood into muscles and other tissues)Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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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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