Review: could Mirtazapine cause Drug Abuse?


Drug abuse is found among people who take Mirtazapine, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Alprazolam, and have Depression . We study 19,692 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 329 have Drug abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug abuse and more.

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Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Mirtazapine 20,206 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with accidental overdose (therapeutic agent), drowsiness, drug diversion, multiple drug overdose, fatigue (latest reports from 29,060 Drug abuse patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

19,692 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine.
Among them, 329 people (1.67%) have Drug Abuse

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirtazapine cause Drug abuse?

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 96.55 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 3.45 %
  • 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: 48.88 %
  • male: 51.12 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.67 %
  • 20-29: 13.0 %
  • 30-39: 23.0 %
  • 40-49: 31.67 %
  • 50-59: 20.33 %
  • 60+: 11.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (20 people)
  • Drug Dependence (11 people)
  • Intentional Self-Injury (10 people)
  • Anxiety (10 people)
  • Back Pain (9 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alprazolam (59 people)
  • Diazepam (57 people)
  • Promethazine (36 people)
  • Quetiapine (35 people)
  • Lorazepam (34 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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