Review: could Mirtazapine cause Increased appetite (Appetite - increased)?
Summary: Increased appetite is found among people who take Mirtazapine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyprexa, and have High blood pressure.
We study 17,095 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 98 have Increased appetite. Find out below who they are, when they have Increased appetite and more.
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Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 17,955 Mirtazapine users)
Increased appetite (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, depression, quit smoking, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 9,321 Increased appetite patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 17,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 98 people (0.57%) have Increased Appetite.
Time on Mirtazapine when people have Increased appetite * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Increased appetite||50.00%||39.29%||7.14%||3.57%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Increased appetite when taking Mirtazapine * :
|Increased appetite||85.29%||14.71% |
Age of people who have Increased appetite when taking Mirtazapine * :
|Increased appetite||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||8.45%||12.68%||19.72%||47.89%||11.27% |
Severity of Increased appetite when taking Mirtazapine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Increased appetite||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Increased appetite ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (48 people, 48.98%)
- Diabetes mellitus (47 people, 47.96%)
- Blood cholesterol (47 people, 47.96%)
- Mental disorder (43 people, 43.88%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (36 people, 36.73%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (51 people, 52.04%)
- Simvastatin (51 people, 52.04%)
- Potassium chloride (47 people, 47.96%)
- Motrin (47 people, 47.96%)
- Toprol-xl (47 people, 47.96%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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In early September I approached my Psychiatrist to report that I was having sleep paralysis episodes as well as insatiable appetite. I had put on about 20lb in the space of 6 months since the sleep paralysis started.
My Psychiatrist opted to wean me off the Mirtazapine and onto Cymbalta. I have now been on 60mg of Cymbalta for about 4 weeks and completely titrated off the Mirtazapine.
I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).
I have noticed that I have had mild to moderate rolling nausea with the Cymbalta and that I now have food aversions. Food does not interest me as much anymore and I find that certain foods (mostly processed snacks) are no longer palatable. I also find that I become full after much smaller meal portions.
I have found that I can no longer drink wine or spirits because they now taste awful however I can still tolerate certain brands of beer. I also no longer enjoy drinking cola.
I am also on the Implanon Implant. I have had this implant inserted for about 12 months and my cycles have been rather regular. Since starting the Cymbalta I have had some breakthrough bleeding yet my periods have not been as painful, though they have been heavier and longer.
My Psychiatrist will commence titrating me off the Seroquel in about two weeks and onto Topamax as it is his belief it will be less sedating than the Seroquel and that it will hopefully help as a mood stabiliser, treat my migraines and allow me to come off the Propranolol. he also hopes that I am able to loose some of the weight gained since the sleep paralysis episodes started.
As a side note regarding the Propranolol, I have naturally low blood pressure and I find while Propranalol is generally an effective migraine prophylactic, (I do get some breakthrough migraines) it does make my blood pressure even lower which leads to dizziness and faintness when I stand up too quickly from a recumbent position.
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I have had a few patients complain they are failing drug tests for Amphetamines while on remeron, and have claimed to have not used any type of Amphetamine or any (Mixed Salts). These patients are all or were on probation, parole, or under some stipulation. Iv realized most of these patients are taking another psych med. The list consists of insomnia meds such as Ambien(zolpidem), Sonata(zaleplon),Lunesta(eszopiclone). Also the Anti-Depressants Lexapro (escitalopram)and Prozac (fluoxetine). One of my patients was on Diazepam (Valium). I have switched medicines, particularly the Ambien, Lexapro, and Prozac have reversed the false negative. I prescribe many of my patients remeron. I'm a big believer in its effects on my patients moods and everyday depression. I have heard this happening before, but this was the first time I have ever had this happen to one of my own patients.(These were 5 separate patients in the span of 16 months) Of course none of these patients were criminalized based on lab results, but the issue still lies there. I know this is common for a lot of script meds to give false positives for narcotics. This is just obviously one I am putting out there. Let me know if anyone has experienced something similar.
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From this study (4 days ago):
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