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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 5,724 users) has active ingredients of alcohol. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Lunesta (latest outcomes from 16,175 users) has active ingredients of eszopiclone. It is often used in insomnia.

Neurontin (latest outcomes from 57,750 users) has active ingredients of gabapentin. It is often used in pain.

Remeron (latest outcomes from 12,833 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

What is the symptom

Overdose (latest reports from 220,522 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, osteoporosis.

On Sep, 15, 2014: 1,828 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:

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)


Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
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)AnxietyFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Initial Insomnia (feeling of inadequate or poor-quality sleep)VomitingSuicidal Ideation
DepressionSuicidal IdeationConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)Dizziness
Alcohol PoisoningCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)PainAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)
Suicidal IdeationConfusional StateCondition AggravatedInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Aggression

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
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)AnxietyHeart Rate Increased
Diabetic FootApathyAnhedonia (inability to experience pleasure from activities usually found enjoyable)Blood Pressure Increased
Muscle Weakness Nos (a lack of muscle strength)DepressionGun Shot WoundWeight Decreased
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Drug ToxicityAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Mental Disorder (a psychological term for a mental or behavioural pattern or anomaly that causes distress or disability)Thirst
Psychotic BehaviourDrug IneffectiveDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
OverdoseSuicidal IdeationDiabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
Violence-related SymptomPainDiabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)
SwellingDepressionPancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)

Drug effectiveness:

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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 pain. 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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