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Mirtazapine vs Lyrica, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 58

This is personalized comparison of Mirtazapine vs Lyrica for a female aged 58. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Mirtazapine (latest outcomes from 17,908 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,494 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

On Jul, 27, 2014: 7,353 female patients aged 53 who take the same drugs are studied in Mirtazapine vs Lyrica

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female53Headache - tension

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Mirtazapine mirtazapineRoxane
Lyrica pregabalinPfizer

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 53 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Mirtazapine (Roxane)Lyrica (Pfizer)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Weight Increased
DepressionPain
AnxietyDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Weight IncreasedDrug Ineffective
Headache (pain in head)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Headache (pain in head)
Drug IneffectiveFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Feeling Abnormal

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Mirtazapine (Roxane)Lyrica (Pfizer)
DepressionPain
AnxietyDepression
Weight IncreasedWeight Increased
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Headache (pain in head)
VomitingVision Blurred
Bone Marrow FailureFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Hepatic Failure (liver failure)Dizziness
Hypophagia (reduced food intake)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Fatigue - Chronic (long feeling of tiredness)
General Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Mirtazapine8.49%37.74%29.25%19.81%4.72%
Lyrica8.98%26.94%32.04%20.87%11.17%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Mirtazapine (mirtazapine) is often used to treat depression. Lyrica (pregabalin) is often used to treat fibromyalgia. 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:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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