Could Mirtazapine cause Dementia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dementia is found among people who take Mirtazapine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Risperdal, and have Depression . We study 20,207 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA. Among them, 55 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.

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Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Mirtazapine 28,352 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,309 Dementia patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

20,207 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine.
Among them, 55 people (0.27%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirtazapine cause Dementia?

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 55.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.11 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Mirtazapine *:

  • female: 55.56 %
  • male: 44.44 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Mirtazapine *:

  • 0-1: 2.22 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 4.44 %
  • 40-49: 13.33 %
  • 50-59: 6.67 %
  • 60+: 73.33 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Risperdal (16 people, 29.09%)
  • Seroquel (15 people, 27.27%)
  • Lorazepam (12 people, 21.82%)
  • Aspirin (11 people, 20.00%)
  • Prevacid (9 people, 16.36%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (7 people, 12.73%)
  • Schizophrenia (6 people, 10.91%)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (6 people, 10.91%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (6 people, 10.91%)
  • Agitation (5 people, 9.09%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Depression (11 people, 20.00%)
  • Delirium (11 people, 20.00%)
  • Nausea (10 people, 18.18%)
  • Encephalopathy (10 people, 18.18%)
  • Hyperlipidaemia (9 people, 16.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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