Review: could Mirtazapine cause Underactive thyroid (Hypothyroidism)?
Summary: Underactive thyroid is found among people who take Mirtazapine, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Risperidone, and have Depression.
We study 17,088 people who have side effects while taking Mirtazapine from FDA and social media. Among them, 87 have Underactive thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Underactive thyroid and more.
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Mirtazapine has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 17,940 Mirtazapine users)
Underactive thyroid (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, depression, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 49,468 Underactive thyroid patients)
On Jan, 16, 2015: 17,080 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirtazapine. Among them, 87 people (0.51%) have Underactive Thyroid.
Time on Mirtazapine when people have Underactive thyroid * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Underactive thyroid when taking Mirtazapine * :
|Underactive thyroid||29.79%||70.21% |
Age of people who have Underactive thyroid when taking Mirtazapine * :
|Underactive thyroid||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.82%||54.55%||3.41%||35.23% |
Severity of Underactive thyroid when taking Mirtazapine ** :
How people recovered from Underactive thyroid ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (33 people, 37.93%)
- Schizoaffective disorder (28 people, 32.18%)
- Metabolic syndrome (22 people, 25.29%)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus (14 people, 16.09%)
- Mania (9 people, 10.34%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Risperidone (37 people, 42.53%)
- Duloxetine hydrochloride (35 people, 40.23%)
- Abilify (34 people, 39.08%)
- Effexor (34 people, 39.08%)
- Quetiapine (28 people, 32.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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