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Paxil vs Remeron, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 49

This is personalized comparison of Paxil vs Remeron for a male aged 49. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Paxil (latest outcomes from 70,262 users) has active ingredients of paroxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Remeron (latest outcomes from 12,841 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

On Nov, 17, 2014: 5,809 male patients aged 44 who take the same drugs are studied in Paxil vs Remeron

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male44Obsessive-compulsive Disorder

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Paxil paroxetine hydrochlorideGlaxosmithkline
Remeron mirtazapineOrganon Usa Inc

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 44 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Paxil (Glaxosmithkline)Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Depression
DepressionDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
AnxietyPyrexia (fever)
Suicidal IdeationType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Headache (pain in head)Suicide Attempt
DizzinessFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Insomnia (sleeplessness)

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Paxil (Glaxosmithkline)Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Numbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)
Suicidal IdeationDepression
Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Drug Ineffective
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Suicide Attempt
DizzinessDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Adjustment Disorder
AggressionParanoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)
Paraesthesia (sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect)Personality Disorder
DepressionBlood Cholesterol Increased
AnxietyIntentional Self-injury

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Paxil2.40%20.00%41.60%27.20%8.80%
Remeron13.82%16.26%41.46%21.95%6.50%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. 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:

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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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