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Mirtazapine vs. Quetiapine for Depression

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Mirtazapine

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Other Names: Remeron   Zispin

Quetiapine

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/ 11,943 posts
Other Names: Seroquel   Seroquel XR
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 33,705 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 11,943 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo... Read more on Wikipedia
Quetiapine (branded as Seroquel, Ketipinor), is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.Annual sales are approximately $5.7 billion worldwide, and $2.9 billion in the United States. The U.S... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Beenroundtheblock
June 26, 2014
Beenroundtheblock wrote
Mirtazapine and Weight Gain
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By Nellie
February 14, 2014
Nellie wrote
Mirtazapine
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By Claire
September 13, 2013
Claire wrote
Mirtazapine and Bipolar
Im on mirtrazine 15mg quietipine 125mg and i feel great on these drugs for BPD... Just today been put on 400 eplim as mood stabilizer.... I have high hopes as im doing so well... gl
Sarah  |  June 12, 2014
Hello I just wanted to let you Kno I was in the same boat and I can tell you now Mirtazapine will make it worse, because my bipolar is mostly depression with manic phases I was put on Mirtazapine up to 45 then told them I feel a lot worse this was a month after I had them put up so it wasn't like the first 2 weeks of feeling worse, anyway my psych lowere it to 30 and now take quetiapine 75 mg as well its an anti psychotic and its helped me a lot I think u should suggest to ur Dr that the meds
babygirl0690  |  April 2, 2014
Please look up Mirtazapine online, I had a doctor prescribe this med with out my knowledge. I ended up with swelling of my toes & ankles, passing out , and manic depression. I ended up baker acted from this med, please tell your Doctor you would like to try something else or seek another Doctor. Good luck I will be praying for you.
Nellie  |  February 14, 2014
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By Doris Lee
August 7, 2013
Doris Lee wrote
had a spell after taking mirtazapine and pramipexole. do they go together?
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By patsy
August 7, 2013
patsy wrote
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What patients are saying about Mirtazapine vs. Quetiapine

530 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
tried Mirtazapine but it made me incredibly sleepy. I'm on...
...tried Mirtazapine but it made me incredibly sleepy. I'm on 300mg Venlafaxine and 300mg Quetiapine. But again not helping. I'm...
low benzo dose. Mirtazapine didn't work for me either....
...can't do quetiapine, it made me gain weight real fast (then again I do have a ...low benzo dose. Mirtazapine didn't work for...
with mirtazapine they were no good for me, my psychiatrist...
...myself all the time, i was given those propanol thingys with mirtazapine they were no good for me, my psychiatrist changed me to Quetiapine. Most days i am quite...
experience mirtazapine is easily the best sleep aid...
...from opioids and pregabalin that works for my anxiety, but as ...rapid development of tolerance. quetiapine is decent although in my personal experience mirtazapine is easily the best sleep aid ...
which is one of the AD's that make you very sleepy...
...were diagnosing me with Bipolar at the same time as putting me on Quetiapine and Mirtazapine, which is one of the AD's that make you very sleepy.  I remember using Prozac and...
for sleep before switching to mirtazapine a month ago). The...
...citalopram and 30mg mirtazapine (was on 30mg quetiapine for sleep before switching to mirtazapine a month ago). The ...more stable on quetiapine but I gained so much weight on it - and I regret ...
gain weight, mirtazapine was awful for this. Thankfully I...
...weight, mirtazapine was awful for ...with quetiapine is bearable, I take a higher dose at night and it makes me sleep for a few hours and then a smaller dose in the morning which doesn't have...
I switched to 30mg Mirtazapine which has improved my...
...helpful for my mood & depression but it ...with sleeping tablets & Quetiapine. I switched to 30mg Mirtazapine which has improved my sleep but ...I'm reluctant to go back on Citalopram because...
(although I was subsequently on mirtazapine and I'm now...
...behind me. I was on fluoxetine for quite a ...effects (although I was subsequently on mirtazapine and I'm now on venlafaxine and quetiapine as being the most effective meds for me at the moment)...
haven't actually tried it. I wish I had no side effects...
...option for me would be Mirtazapine b/c of the sedaqting effects but I haven't actually tried it. I wish I had no side effects as I have put on a **** load of weight since starting Quetiapine....
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