Mirtazapine and 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 26,739 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA. Among them, 158 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 28,382 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 56,484 Epilepsy patients).

On Feb, 03, 2017

26,739 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine.
Among them, 158 people (0.59%) have Epilepsy


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirtazapine cause Epilepsy?

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Epilepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 83.05 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 13.56 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.69 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 1.69 %
  • 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 %
  • male: 48 %

Age of people who have Epilepsy when taking Mirtazapine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.08 %
  • 20-29: 20.77 %
  • 30-39: 22.31 %
  • 40-49: 6.15 %
  • 50-59: 11.54 %
  • 60+: 36.15 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (64 people, 40.51%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (14 people, 8.86%)
  • High Blood Pressure (14 people, 8.86%)
  • Convulsion (13 people, 8.23%)
  • Migraine (10 people, 6.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zoloft (15 people, 9.49%)
  • Topamax (9 people, 5.70%)
  • Lamotrigine (9 people, 5.70%)
  • Indapamide (9 people, 5.70%)
  • Ibuprofen (9 people, 5.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (32 people, 20.25%)
  • Agitation (17 people, 10.76%)
  • Depression (14 people, 8.86%)
  • Hyponatremia (13 people, 8.23%)
  • Arrhythmias (12 people, 7.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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