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Lexapro vs mirtazapine for a male patient aged 61

Summary: 4,042 male patients aged 61 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied. This is a personalized comparison of Lexapro vs mirtazapine for a male aged 61. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,526 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

Mirtazapine (latest outcomes from 17,973 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

On May, 22, 2015: 4,051 male patients aged 55 who take the same drugs 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
NauseaDiabetes Mellitus
PainDyspnoea
FatigueNausea
DyspnoeaInsomnia
DizzinessFatigue
InsomniaType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
HeadacheWeight 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
AnxietyNausea
Weight DecreasedDepression
Emotional DistressAtrial Fibrillation
PainInjury Asphyxiation
Panic AttackAbdominal Pain
Suicidal IdeationAnaemia Nos
Tardive DyskinesiaHepatitis Nos
InsomniaEnzyme Abnormality
AmnesiaPulmonary Hypertension Nos

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lexapro2.78%23.89%39.44%26.11%7.78%
mirtazapine6.67%30.67%46.67%9.33%6.67%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

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.

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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