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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.

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On Jan, 31, 2014: 3,597 people 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
Suicide AttemptAnxiety
OverdoseCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Drug InteractionAsthenia (weakness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Fatigue (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)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Dizziness
Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness (eds))Suicidal Ideation
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Blood Cholesterol AbnormalAggression
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)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Panic AttackTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedBlood Cholesterol Increased

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Drug InteractionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
OverdoseAsthenia (weakness)

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)
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedDizziness
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)Suicidal Ideation
Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)Aggression
Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Panic AttackMood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)
Hypersomnia (excessive daytime sleepiness (eds))Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Blood Cholesterol AbnormalDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Anxiety

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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.

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