Review: could Mirtazapine cause Drug Abuse?


Summary

Drug abuse is found among people who take Mirtazapine, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Diazepam, and have Depression . We study 20,191 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 295 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Mirtazapine 27,371 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with accidental overdose (therapeutic agent), drowsiness, euphoric mood, multiple drug overdose, fatigue (latest reports from 38,968 Drug abuse patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

20,191 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine.
Among them, 295 people (1.46%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirtazapine cause Drug abuse?

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 96.72 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.28 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Mirtazapine *:

  • female: 53.66 %
  • male: 46.34 %

Age of people who have Drug Abuse when taking Mirtazapine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.21 %
  • 20-29: 11.81 %
  • 30-39: 19.56 %
  • 40-49: 34.32 %
  • 50-59: 18.82 %
  • 60+: 13.28 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (26 people, 8.81%)
  • Drug Dependence (12 people, 4.07%)
  • Drug Abuse (12 people, 4.07%)
  • Anxiety (11 people, 3.73%)
  • Back Pain (10 people, 3.39%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Diazepam (59 people, 20.00%)
  • Alprazolam (49 people, 16.61%)
  • Promethazine (37 people, 12.54%)
  • Quetiapine (36 people, 12.20%)
  • Zolpidem (33 people, 11.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Toxicity To Various Agents (40 people, 13.56%)
  • Cardiac Arrest (32 people, 10.85%)
  • Sopor (31 people, 10.51%)
  • Respiratory Arrest (31 people, 10.51%)
  • Death (29 people, 9.83%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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