Mirtazapine vs Quetiapine

Mirtazapine
(Rx)
Quetiapine
(Rx)
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medication.
Quetiapine is a psychosis medication and a bipolar medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.0
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.8
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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January 24, 2003
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
54,536 Discussions
20,570 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 Depression
#2 for Anxiety
#4 for Psychosis
#5 for Sedation
#6 for Schizophrenia
#8 for Restlessness
#9 for Mania
#10 for OCD
#11 for Hallucinations
#12 for Paranoia
#13 for Sleep Disorders
#14 for Panic Attacks
#15 for Panic
Quetiapine is prescribed for Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis and Schizophrenia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Anxiety, Sedation, Restlessness and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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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
Que
Weight Gain
8
Tiredness
4
Weight Loss
1
Diabetes
1
Headaches
1
Dry Mouth
1
Exhaustion
1
Increased Appetite
1
Nightmares
1
RLS
1
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Mirtazapine
Mir
Quetiapine
Que
Weight Gain
Mir
Que
10
8
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Que
7
0
Drowsiness
Mir
Que
3
0
Nausea
Mir
Que
3
0
Increased Appetite
Mir
Que
2
1
Dizziness
Mir
Que
2
0
Sexual Dysfunction
Mir
Que
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Mir
Que
1
0
Grogginess
Mir
Que
1
0
Nightmares
Mir
Que
1
1
Weight Gain
Que
Mir
8
10
Tiredness
Que
Mir
4
0
Weight Loss
Que
Mir
1
0
Diabetes
Que
Mir
1
0
Headaches
Que
Mir
1
0
Dry Mouth
Que
Mir
1
0
Exhaustion
Que
Mir
1
0
Increased Appetite
Que
Mir
1
2
Nightmares
Que
Mir
1
1
RLS
Que
Mir
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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C Category C
Before taking Mirtazapine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Quetiapine 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 Quetiapine 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: 50 mg(3)-200 mg (1)-300 mg(11), 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid grapefruit juice or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug effect.
Ingredients
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Mirtazapine
Quetiapine Fumarate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mirtazapine and Quetiapine: 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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