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Alcohol vs Lunesta vs Neurontin vs Remeron, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 23

This is personalized comparison of Alcohol vs Lunesta vs Neurontin vs Remeron for a male aged 23. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Alcohol (latest outcomes from 5,729 users) has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Lunesta (latest outcomes from 16,180 users) has active ingredients of eszopiclone. It is often used in insomnia.

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,766 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in neuralgia.

Remeron (latest outcomes from 12,846 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

What is the symptom

Overdose has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Overdose 51,392 patients)

On Dec, 22, 2014: 1,840 male patients aged 22 who take the same drugs are studied in Alcohol vs Lunesta vs Neurontin vs Remeron

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male22Anxiety Disorder

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Alcohol alcoholnot specified
Lunesta eszopiclonenot specified
Neurontin gabapentinnot specified
Remeron mirtazapinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 22 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

AlcoholLunestaNeurontinRemeron
Overdose25.71%6.14%7.00%12.55%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AlcoholLunestaNeurontinRemeron
Suicide AttemptDysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
OverdoseInsomnia (sleeplessness)Drug IneffectiveOverdose
Intentional OverdoseDrug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
Multiple Drug OverdoseAnxietySuicidal IdeationSuicide Attempt
Drug AbuseSomnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Initial Insomnia (feeling of inadequate or poor-quality sleep)AnxietySuicidal Ideation
DepressionSuicidal IdeationConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Alcohol PoisoningCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Suicidal IdeationConfusional StatePainInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Condition AggravatedAggression

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
AlcoholLunestaNeurontinRemeron
Skin Discolouration (change of skin colour)AnxietyCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Binge Eating (pattern of disordered eating which consists of episodes of uncontrollable eating)
Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)Muscle Pain (muscle pain)Blood Pressure Increased
Diabetic FootApathyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Heart Rate Increased
Muscle Weakness Nos (a lack of muscle strength)DepressionMuscular Weakness (muscle weakness)Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Joint PainPyrexia (fever)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)Weight Decreased
Psychotic BehaviourGun Shot WoundThirst
OverdoseDrug ToxicityDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Violence-related SymptomDrug IneffectiveDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
SwellingSuicidal IdeationDiabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Alcohol22.22%5.56%27.78%27.78%16.67%
Lunesta13.51%8.11%32.43%35.14%10.81%
Neurontin8.51%23.40%46.81%13.83%7.45%
Remeron5.75%18.39%48.28%20.69%6.90%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Alcohol (alcohol) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Lunesta (eszopiclone) is often used to treat insomnia. Neurontin (gabapentin) is often used to treat neuralgia. Remeron (mirtazapine) 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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