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Review: could Mirtazapine cause Hallucination?

Summary: Hallucination could be caused by Mirtazapine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Simvastatin, and have Depression.

We study 17,015 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 270 have Hallucination. Find out below who they are, when they have Hallucination and more.

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On Apr, 9, 2014: 16,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 286 people (1.69%) have Hallucination. They amount to 0.17% of all the 166,985 people who have Hallucination on eHealthMe.

Trend of Hallucination in Mirtazapine reports

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Hallucination * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hallucination43.06%45.83%5.56%4.17%1.39%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hallucination when taking Mirtazapine * :

FemaleMale
Hallucination70.79%29.21%

Age of people who have Hallucination when taking Mirtazapine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hallucination0.00%0.00%2.05%5.74%11.48%3.28%26.23%51.23%

Severity of Hallucination when taking Mirtazapine ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hallucination0.00%50.00%25.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Hallucination ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hallucination0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (123 people, 43.01%)
  2. Hypertension (63 people, 22.03%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (47 people, 16.43%)
  4. Blood cholesterol (46 people, 16.08%)
  5. Pain (44 people, 15.38%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Simvastatin (60 people, 20.98%)
  2. Zyprexa (57 people, 19.93%)
  3. Potassium chloride (52 people, 18.18%)
  4. Lorazepam (51 people, 17.83%)
  5. All other therapeutic products (50 people, 17.48%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • on withdrawal from drug, seeing small apiders on carpet skin eruptions during and after

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    Andrea on Feb, 14, 2013:

    So is on Vyvanse, Clonidine, and Abilify. He thinks he has sores on his hands and bugs crawling on him. He is 6.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I am writing this about a frind who has within the past day had a complete psycotic break with reality. She hasn't always been the most menally healthy person, but never, ever, ever has acted the way she is now. I'm just curious as to whether it could be a med interaction (she was just put on the remeron and inderal a few days ago, and also is known to abuse her adderal.)

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