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Review: could Mirtazapine cause Epilepsy?

Summary: Epilepsy 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 Lorazepam, and have Depression.

We study 17,101 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 121 have Epilepsy. Find out below who they are, when they have Epilepsy and more.

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Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 17,967 Mirtazapine users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, convulsion, pain. (latest reports from 39,364 Epilepsy patients)

On Apr, 2, 2015: 17,101 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 121 people (0.71%) have Epilepsy.

Trend of Epilepsy in Mirtazapine reports

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Epilepsy * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Epilepsy77.59%18.97%1.72%1.72%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirtazapine * :

FemaleMale
Epilepsy55.28%44.72%

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirtazapine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Epilepsy0.00%0.00%2.86%12.38%25.71%6.67%16.19%36.19%

Severity of Epilepsy when taking Mirtazapine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Epilepsy ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (61 people, 50.41%)
  2. Epilepsy (16 people, 13.22%)
  3. Hypertension (11 people, 9.09%)
  4. Convulsion (5 people, 4.13%)
  5. Multiple sclerosis (5 people, 4.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lorazepam (12 people, 9.92%)
  2. Ibuprofen (10 people, 8.26%)
  3. Tramadol hcl (9 people, 7.44%)
  4. Domperidone (9 people, 7.44%)
  5. Indapamide (9 people, 7.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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