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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 17,881 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

Lyrica (latest outcomes from 66,459 users) has active ingredients of pregabalin. It is often used in fibromyalgia.

On Apr, 24, 2014: 7,303 female patients aged 53 who take the 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)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pyrexia (fever)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveHeadache (pain in head)
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
Weight IncreasedWeight Increased
Hypertension (high blood pressure)Depression
AnxietyVision Blurred
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Dizziness
Arthralgia (joint pain)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)Fall
Myoclonus (a brief, involuntary twitching of a muscle or a group of muscles)Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDrug Ineffective

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Mirtazapine9.00%37.00%29.00%20.00%5.00%
Lyrica8.83%23.90%33.51%21.82%11.95%

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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.

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