The Mirtazapine is used to treat depression .
What is Mirtazapine?
It is an antidepressant. It works by regulating certain brain molecules whose levels may not be balanced in those suffering from depression.
How is Mirtazapine taken?
Mirtazapine is taken orally .
Side effects of Mirtazapine
Among the possible side effects of Mirtazapine we also find:
- unusual dreams
- dry mouth
It is essential to notify the doctor immediately in the presence of:
- breathing problems
- feeling of tightness in the chest
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- fast thoughts, decreased need for sleep, dangerous behaviors, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness, increased talkativeness
- visual disturbances, pain or swelling of the eyes
- feeling faint
- changes in weight or appetite
- sudden weakness or feeling unwell, fever, chills, pain in the throat, sores in the mouth, swollen or red gums, swallowing problem
- shaving, suppuration or intense pain in the palms of the hands or soles of the feet
- low sodium levels
- strong nervous reactions (e.g. very stiff muscles or high fever)
- agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heartbeat, hyperactive reflexes, nausea , vomiting, diarrhea , loss of coordination skills, fainting
Contraindications and warnings on the use of Mirtazapine
Mirtazapine should be greased in association with Tryptophan and if an MAO inhibitor has been administered within 14 days.
Before taking it is essential to warn your doctor:
- the possible allergy to the active substance, its excipients, every other medicine, food or other substances;
- of the drugs, phytotherapics and supplements taken, specifically Cimetidine, Diazepam, Ketoconazole, Hypericum, Tramadol, Tryptophan, psychotropic drugs, drugs for head pain and anticonvulsants;
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from liver or kidney disease, narrow-angle glaucoma , bipolar disorder, epilepsy or convulsions, low blood pressure, dizziness, high cholesterol or triglycerides, angina or heart disease;
- in the presence of stroke ;
- in the presence of a heart attack ;
- in the presence of suicidal instincts;
- in the presence of drug abuse (also in the past);
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .
Therapy can take several weeks to give results. In any case, therapy should not be stopped on your own initiative , and if the symptoms you are experiencing do not improve within four weeks, it is best to discuss this with your doctor.
Mirtazapine can alter your reasoning and reaction skills .
Alcohol can increase some of its side effects.