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Lexapro vs mirtazapine, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 60

This is personalized comparison of Lexapro vs mirtazapine for a male aged 60. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Jan, 31, 2014: 3,973 people are studied in Lexapro vs mirtazapine

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male55Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lexapro escitalopram oxalatenot specified
mirtazapine mirtazapinenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 55 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lexapromirtazapine
DepressionDepression
AnxietyAnxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
PainDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Headache (pain in head)Weight Decreased
Weight DecreasedChest Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lexapromirtazapine
DepressionHypertension (high blood pressure)
AnxietyAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
Weight DecreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Emotional DistressDepression
PainInjury Asphyxiation
Panic AttackAbdominal Pain
Suicidal IdeationAnaemia Nos (lack of blood)
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Hepatitis Nos (inflammation of the liver)
Amnesia (deficit in memory caused by brain damage, disease, or psychological trauma)Enzyme Abnormality

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)
Lexapromirtazapine
DepressionDepression
AnxietyAnxiety
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Headache (pain in head)Weight Decreased
Weight DecreasedChest Pain

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lexapromirtazapine
DepressionAtrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
AnxietyHypertension (high blood pressure)
Nightmare (unpleasant dream)Restlessness (not able to rest)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Panic AttackInjury Asphyxiation
Suicidal IdeationLethargy (tiredness)
Emotional DistressAspiration
PainChest Discomfort
Weight DecreasedHepatic Function Abnormal Nos

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Related topic: Depression, Lexapro, mirtazapine

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On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Mirtazapine (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.

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