Mirtazapine vs Paxil

Mirtazapine
(Rx)
Paxil
(Rx)
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medication.
Paxil is an antidepressant medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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January 24, 2003
December 29, 1992
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
54,593 Discussions
310,286 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic
#6 for OCD
#8 for Headaches
#10 for GAD
#11 for Panic Disorder
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
Paxil is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Mir
Weight Gain
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Drowsiness
2
Nausea
2
Increased Appetite
1
Dizziness
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Grogginess
1
Nightmares
1
Pax
Withdrawal Symptoms
10
Dizziness
2
Nausea
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Numbness
1
Suicidal behavior
1
Suicide
1
Head Zaps
1
Decreased Libido
1
Drowsiness
1
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Mirtazapine
Mir
Paxil
Pax
Weight Gain
Mir
Pax
7
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Pax
5
10
Drowsiness
Mir
Pax
2
1
Nausea
Mir
Pax
2
2
Increased Appetite
Mir
Pax
1
0
Dizziness
Mir
Pax
1
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Mir
Pax
1
1
Suicidal behavior
Mir
Pax
1
1
Grogginess
Mir
Pax
1
0
Nightmares
Mir
Pax
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pax
Mir
10
5
Dizziness
Pax
Mir
2
1
Nausea
Pax
Mir
2
2
Sexual Dysfunction
Pax
Mir
1
1
Numbness
Pax
Mir
1
0
Suicidal behavior
Pax
Mir
1
1
Suicide
Pax
Mir
1
0
Head Zaps
Pax
Mir
1
0
Decreased Libido
Pax
Mir
1
0
Drowsiness
Pax
Mir
1
2
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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C Category C
Before taking Mirtazapine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Paxil during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Mirtazapine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Paxil and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 7.5 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg, 45 mg
Tablet: 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg
Suspension: 10 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Mirtazapine
Paroxetine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mirtazapine and Paxil: 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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