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Side Effects of Mirtazapine:
The more common side-effects of Mirtazapine include:
- increased weight and appetite
- dry mouth
- upset stomach
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.