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Remeron vs Prozac vs Paxil vs Zoloft vs Celexa, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 25

This is personalized comparison of Remeron vs Prozac vs Paxil vs Zoloft vs Celexa for a male aged 25. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

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

Prozac (latest outcomes from 42,255 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

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

Zoloft (latest outcomes from 78,254 users) has active ingredients of sertraline hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Celexa (latest outcomes from 30,697 users) has active ingredients of citalopram hydrobromide. It is often used in depression.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 6,299 male patients aged 20 who take the same drugs are studied in Remeron vs Prozac vs Paxil vs Zoloft vs Celexa

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male20Depression

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Remeron mirtazapinenot specified
Prozac fluoxetine hydrochloridenot specified
Paxil paroxetine hydrochloridenot specified
Zoloft sertraline hydrochloridenot specified
Celexa citalopram hydrobromidenot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 20 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RemeronProzacPaxilZoloftCelexa
Suicide AttemptCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Suicidal IdeationSuicide Attempt
AnxietySuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationDepressionCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
OverdoseAggressionAggressionAnxietySuicidal Ideation
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Suicide AttemptSuicide AttemptAggressionDepression
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Condition AggravatedAnxietyDrug IneffectiveAggression
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Suicide AttemptOverdose
Suicidal IdeationDepressionDepressionInsomnia (sleeplessness)Weight Increased
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Intentional Overdose
Cardiac ArrestTic (a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionGrand Mal Convulsion (a type of generalized seizure that affects the entire brain)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Drug Toxicity

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
RemeronProzacPaxilZoloftCelexa
Weight DecreasedAggressionDrug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Drug Ineffective
Atrial Fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessCompleted Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
Social Avoidant Behaviour (avoiding social connection a personality disorder)AnxietyTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Insomnia (sleeplessness)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Injury AsphyxiationCondition AggravatedSuicidal IdeationSuicidal IdeationFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Impulse-control DisorderAngerDepressionFeeling AbnormalTinnitus (a ringing in the ears)
Blood Pressure IncreasedSuicide AttemptSuicide AttemptAgitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement)Suicidal Ideation
Heart Rate IncreasedSuicidal IdeationDizzinessDepressionFeeling Abnormal
Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate ControlHeadache (pain in head)Headache (pain in head)AngerMemory Impairment
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Psychotic Disorder NosAnxietyAggressionWeight Increased
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Neck PainHyperhidrosis (abnormally increased sweating)Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)Abdominal Pain

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Remeron10.00%16.00%52.00%16.00%6.00%
Prozac11.69%29.22%37.01%18.83%3.25%
Paxil6.82%29.55%40.91%15.91%6.82%
Zoloft7.07%33.70%33.15%23.91%2.17%
Celexa7.32%29.27%29.27%29.27%4.88%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Remeron (mirtazapine) is often used to treat depression. Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) is often used to treat depression. Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) 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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