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Review: could Mirtazapine cause Dementia?

Summary: Dementia could be caused by Mirtazapine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Risperdal, and have Depression.

We study 17,015 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 43 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine (latest outcomes from 17,858 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

Dementia

Dementia (madness) (latest reports from 42,066 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 16,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 48 people (0.28%) have Dementia. They amount to 0.11% of all the 44,822 people who have Dementia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Dementia in Mirtazapine reports

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Dementia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Dementia66.67%22.22%0.00%11.11%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Mirtazapine * :

FemaleMale
Dementia44.00%56.00%

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Mirtazapine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Dementia2.38%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.38%21.43%7.14%66.67%

Severity of Dementia when taking Mirtazapine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Dementia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (20 people, 41.67%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (7 people, 14.58%)
  3. Sleep disorder (5 people, 10.42%)
  4. Post-traumatic stress disorder (5 people, 10.42%)
  5. Schizophrenia (5 people, 10.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Risperdal (15 people, 31.25%)
  2. Seroquel (12 people, 25.00%)
  3. Lorazepam (11 people, 22.92%)
  4. Aspirin (8 people, 16.67%)
  5. Prevacid (8 people, 16.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I lost my home as I had to move - could not care for myself. Could no longer drive without accidents. Had to move in with son in another state. Very traumatic!!!!! My property was picked apart and taken from me by many hands!!

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  • I lost my home as I had to move - could not care for myself. Could no longer drive without accidents. Had to move in with son in another state. Very tramatic!!!!!

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