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Mirtazapine side effects


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Side Effects of Mirtazapine:

The more common side-effects of Mirtazapine include:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • anxiousness
  • confusion
  • increased weight and appetite
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting

Warnings and precautions for Mirtazapine:

  • Physicians must balance potential benefit and possible risk when considering mirtazapine therapy in pregnant women.
  • Talk with your physician or pharmacist if you are taking other medications.
  • Mirtazapine adds to the sedating effects of alcohol and other drugs that can cause sedation such as the benzodiazepine class of anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., Valium , Ativan, Xanax ), the narcotic class of pain medications and its derivatives, the tricyclic class of antidepressants, certain antihypertensive medications and some antihistamines.
  • use of mirtazapine is not recommended together with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO's). An interval of 14 days is recommended between stopping MAOI therapy and starting mirtazapine and vice versa.
  • Approximately half of the patients who take mirtazapine develop sleepiness. For this reason, it usually is taken at bedtime.
  • Some persons experience weight gain, sometimes requiring discontinuation of treatment.
  • Mirtazapine may increase blood levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.

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