Mirtazapine and Drug abuse - from FDA reports


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 Alprazolam, and have Depression . We study 26,739 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA. Among them, 593 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 28,377 users)

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, pain, depression (latest reports from 39,935 Drug abuse patients).

On Jan, 25, 2017

26,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine.
Among them, 593 people (2.22%) have Drug Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirtazapine cause Drug abuse?

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Drug Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 98.86 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 1.14 %
  • 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: 51.81 %
  • male: 48.19 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.76 %
  • 20-29: 10.61 %
  • 30-39: 21.78 %
  • 40-49: 28.98 %
  • 50-59: 23.3 %
  • 60+: 14.58 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (49 people, 8.26%)
  • Intentional Self-Injury (25 people, 4.22%)
  • Drug Dependence (17 people, 2.87%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (16 people, 2.70%)
  • Back Pain (12 people, 2.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Diazepam (59 people, 9.95%)
  • Alprazolam (59 people, 9.95%)
  • Promethazine (46 people, 7.76%)
  • Zolpidem (40 people, 6.75%)
  • Codeine (36 people, 6.07%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Sopor (137 people, 23.10%)
  • Overdose (55 people, 9.27%)
  • Intentional Self-Injury (48 people, 8.09%)
  • Cardiac Arrest (37 people, 6.24%)
  • Breathing - Slowed Or Stopped (37 people, 6.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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