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

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

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On Jan, 22, 2014: 3,925 people are studied in Remeron vs Lexapro

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male44Obsessive Thoughts

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Remeron mirtazapineOrganon Usa Inc
Lexapro escitalopram oxalateForest Labs

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)
Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)Lexapro (Forest Labs)
DepressionDepression
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
AnxietyAnxiety
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Suicide AttemptHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Diarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)Lexapro (Forest Labs)
Drug IneffectiveNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Numbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Suicide AttemptNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Adjustment DisorderWeight Increased
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
Personality DisorderChills (felling of cold)
Intentional Self-injuryDiabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)Lexapro (Forest Labs)
DepressionDepression
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
AnxietyAnxiety
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusInsomnia (sleeplessness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Suicide AttemptDiarrhoea
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Headache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Remeron (Organon Usa Inc)Lexapro (Forest Labs)
DepressionFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Drug IneffectiveErectile Dysfunction
Numbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)Depression
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Adjustment DisorderNeuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Suicide AttemptHypertension (high blood pressure)
Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Anxiety
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Intentional Self-injuryWeight Increased
Personality DisorderObesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)

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On eHealthMe, Remeron (mirtazapine) is often used to treat depression. Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) 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.

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