Remeron and Glaucoma - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Glaucoma is found among people who take Remeron, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Remeron and have Glaucoma. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 23,389 people who have side effects when taking Remeron from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Mar, 28, 2023

23,389 people reported to have side effects when taking Remeron.
Among them, 75 people (0.32%) have Glaucoma.

What is Remeron?

Remeron has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. eHealthMe is studying from 24,852 Remeron users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma (increased fluid pressure in the eye with vision loss) is found to be associated with 2,328 drugs and 1,583 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Remeron and Glaucoma reports submitted per year:

Could Remeron cause Glaucoma?

Time on Remeron when people have Glaucoma *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Glaucoma when taking Remeron *:

  • female: 38.36 %
  • male: 61.64 %

Age of people who have Glaucoma when taking Remeron *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 12 %
  • 40-49: 10 %
  • 50-59: 16 %
  • 60+: 60 %

Common drugs people take besides Remeron *:

  1. Zometa: 35 people, 46.67%
  2. Coumadin: 28 people, 37.33%
  3. Seroquel: 26 people, 34.67%
  4. Xanax: 25 people, 33.33%
  5. Aspirin: 24 people, 32.00%
  6. Zoloft: 24 people, 32.00%
  7. Effexor: 24 people, 32.00%
  8. Prinivil: 23 people, 30.67%
  9. Mirtazapine: 22 people, 29.33%
  10. Prevacid: 21 people, 28.00%

Common side effects people have besides Glaucoma *:

  1. Pain: 44 people, 58.67%
  2. Fall: 36 people, 48.00%
  3. Renal Cyst (kidney cyst): 35 people, 46.67%
  4. Breathing Difficulty: 33 people, 44.00%
  5. Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye): 33 people, 44.00%
  6. Osteoarthritis (a joint disease caused by cartilage loss in a joint): 31 people, 41.33%
  7. Injury: 30 people, 40.00%
  8. Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 30 people, 40.00%
  9. Pneumonia: 29 people, 38.67%
  10. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 28 people, 37.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Toothaches (tooth pain): 13 people, 17.33%
  2. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 13 people, 17.33%
  3. Muscle Spasms (muscle contraction): 11 people, 14.67%
  4. Bone Loss: 11 people, 14.67%
  5. Metastases To Central Nervous System (cancer spreads to central nervous system): 7 people, 9.33%
  6. Pain: 6 people, 8.00%
  7. High Blood Cholesterol: 5 people, 6.67%
  8. Sleep Disorder: 5 people, 6.67%
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 4 people, 5.33%
  10. Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally): 4 people, 5.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Remeron and have Glaucoma?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on mirtazapine (the active ingredients of Remeron) and Remeron (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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