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Review: could Mirtazapine cause Migraine?

Summary: Migraine could be caused by Mirtazapine, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Clonazepam, and have Migraine.

We study 17,015 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 36 have Migraine. Find out below who they are, when they have Migraine and more.

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Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine (latest outcomes from 17,858 users) has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression.

Migraine

Migraine (headache) (latest reports from 169,948 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 16,967 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 38 people (0.22%) have Migraine. They amount to 0.02% of all the 170,946 people who have Migraine on eHealthMe.

Trend of Migraine in Mirtazapine reports

Time on Mirtazapine when people have Migraine * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Migraine33.33%33.33%0.00%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Migraine when taking Mirtazapine * :

FemaleMale
Migraine67.57%32.43%

Age of people who have Migraine when taking Mirtazapine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Migraine0.00%0.00%7.41%18.52%22.22%11.11%18.52%22.22%

Severity of Migraine when taking Mirtazapine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Migraine ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Migraine (6 people, 15.79%)
  2. Depression (6 people, 15.79%)
  3. Anxiety (5 people, 13.16%)
  4. Insomnia (4 people, 10.53%)
  5. Chronic fatigue syndrome (4 people, 10.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Clonazepam (9 people, 23.68%)
  2. Topiramate (5 people, 13.16%)
  3. Topamax (5 people, 13.16%)
  4. Fentanyl (5 people, 13.16%)
  5. Paroxetine hcl (5 people, 13.16%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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