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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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What are the drugs

Remeron (latest outcomes from 12,817 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

Lexapro (latest outcomes from 39,286 users) has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression.

On Jul, 23, 2014: 3,966 male patients aged 44 who take the same drugs 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)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DepressionConvulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)
Suicide AttemptHypertension (high blood pressure)
Adjustment DisorderWeight Increased
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage)
Intentional Self-injuryDepression
Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedType 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Personality DisorderObesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Remeron13.56%16.95%40.68%20.34%8.47%
Lexapro5.85%22.81%35.09%26.32%9.94%

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Side effects in real world:

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.

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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