Diazepam vs Mirtazapine

Diazepam
(Rx)
Mirtazapine
(Rx)
Diazepam is an anxiety medication and an epilepsy medication (benzodiazepine).
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.4
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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September 4, 1985
January 24, 2003
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
124,338 Discussions
54,569 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Addiction
#4 for Depression
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Insomnia
#7 for Panic
#8 for Spasms
#9 for Seizures
#10 for Sedation
#11 for Headaches
#12 for Dizziness
#13 for Shaking
Diazepam is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Panic Attacks and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Insomnia
Mirtazapine is prescribed for Depression and Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dia
Euphoria
1
Weakness
1
Weight Gain
1
Blisters
1
Hallucinations
1
Weight Loss
1
Itching
1
Dry Mouth
1
Bleeding
1
Impotence
1
Mir
Weight Gain
10
Withdrawal Symptoms
7
Drowsiness
3
Nausea
3
Increased Appetite
2
Dizziness
2
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Suicidal behavior
1
Grogginess
1
Nightmares
1
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Euphoria
Dia
Mir
1
0
Weakness
Dia
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Dia
Mir
1
10
Blisters
Dia
Mir
1
0
Hallucinations
Dia
Mir
1
0
Weight Loss
Dia
Mir
1
0
Itching
Dia
Mir
1
0
Dry Mouth
Dia
Mir
1
0
Bleeding
Dia
Mir
1
0
Impotence
Dia
Mir
1
0
Weight Gain
Mir
Dia
10
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Dia
7
0
Drowsiness
Mir
Dia
3
0
Nausea
Mir
Dia
3
0
Increased Appetite
Mir
Dia
2
0
Dizziness
Mir
Dia
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Mir
Dia
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Mir
Dia
1
0
Grogginess
Mir
Dia
1
0
Nightmares
Mir
Dia
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Mirtazapine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between Mirtazapine and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Kit: 2.5 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 20 mg, 5-7.5-10 mg, 12.5-15-17.5-20 mg
Solution: , 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL), 5 mg/5 mL (1 mg/mL, 5 mL), 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Concentrate: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Tablet: 7.5 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, 45 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.). , Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diazepam , Diazepam/Soybean Oil
Mirtazapine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diazepam and Mirtazapine: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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