Could Mirtazapine cause Epilepsy - from FDA reports


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 Zoloft, and have Depression . We study 20,207 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA. Among them, 127 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 Mirtazapine 28,350 users)

Epilepsy

Epilepsy (common and diverse set of chronic neurological disorders characterized by seizures) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, convulsion (latest reports from 56,422 Epilepsy patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

20,207 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine.
Among them, 127 people (0.63%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirtazapine cause Epilepsy?

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 79.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.08 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.08 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirtazapine *:

  • female: 52.5 %
  • male: 47.5 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirtazapine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.96 %
  • 20-29: 17.82 %
  • 30-39: 24.75 %
  • 40-49: 5.94 %
  • 50-59: 10.89 %
  • 60+: 36.63 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (15 people, 11.81%)
  • Topamax (9 people, 7.09%)
  • Temazepam (9 people, 7.09%)
  • Indapamide (9 people, 7.09%)
  • Ibuprofen (9 people, 7.09%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Convulsion (13 people, 10.24%)
  • High Blood Pressure (12 people, 9.45%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (10 people, 7.87%)
  • Migraine (10 people, 7.87%)
  • Vitamin Supplementation (7 people, 5.51%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Confusional State (21 people, 16.54%)
  • Agitation (15 people, 11.81%)
  • Hyponatremia (13 people, 10.24%)
  • Depression (11 people, 8.66%)
  • Diarrhea (10 people, 7.87%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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