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Mirtaz 15 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Mirtaz 15 Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of depression. This medicine helps by increasing the level of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline) in the brain that have a calming effect on the brain and relax the nerves, thus treating your depression.

Mirtaz 15 Tablet may be taken with or without food. It is advised to take this medicine at a fixed time each day to maintain a consistent level in the blood. If you miss any doses, take it as soon as you remember. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly as it may worsen your symptoms.

Some common side effects of this medicine include dryness in mouth, increased appetite, and headaches. It even causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may cause weight gain; therefore, you should have a balanced diet and exercise regularly. Moreover, it is important to inform your doctor if you develop a sore throat or fever after taking this medicine.

Uses of Mirtaz Tablet

Side effects of Mirtaz Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Increased appetite
  • Headache
  • Weight gain

How to use Mirtaz Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Mirtaz 15 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Mirtaz Tablet works

Mirtaz 15 Tablet is an antidepressant. It works by increasing the levels of chemical messengers (serotonin and noradrenaline), natural substances in the brain that help maintain mental balance.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Mirtaz 15 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mirtaz 15 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Mirtaz 15 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
The baby should be monitored for behavioral side effects and adequate growth.
Driving
UNSAFE
Mirtaz 15 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Mirtaz 15 Tablet can affect your concentration or alertness. This may impair your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Mirtaz 15 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Mirtaz 15 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Mirtaz 15 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Mirtaz 15 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Mirtaz 15 Tablet starts to work more quickly than other antidepressants.
  • Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Mirtaz 15 Tablet, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
  • If your doctor asks you to stop Mirtaz 15 Tablet, you should reduce the dose slowly over 4 weeks. You should not discontinue it abruptly.
  • Notify your doctor immediately if you develop a sore throat or fever or stomatitis during treatment with Mirtaz 15 Tablet.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Mirtaz with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Sir iam suffering from depression and insomania i am not comleting my night sleep this effect my hair my hairs are falling
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Get thyroid and b12 tested Tab Mirtaz. 7.5 mg at nite daily
Hello sir you have advised me to take agoprex 25 to treat insomnia But sir it is not getting available in our town Please suggest another medicine like it
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
Mirtaz 7.5 mg at nite
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FAQs

Q. Is Mirtaz an SSRI/ MAOI/opiate/ narcotic/ benzo/tricyclic antidepressant?

Mirtaz is a tetracyclic antidepressant. It is not SSRI/ MAOI/opiate/narcotic

Q. Is Mirtaz addictive?

No, Mirtaz is not addictive. Patient should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Mirtaz safe?

Mirtaz is safe if used at prescribed dose and duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Can I take Mirtaz forever?

No, patient should take Mirtaz for the given duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Can I take mirtazapine for sleep with citalopram?

No, Patient should not take mirtazapine with citalopram because it may cause serious side effects. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q. Can you take Mirtaz for sleep?

Mirtaz is specifically used to treat major depressive disorder. Patient should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Can I take mirtazapine with sertraline/ citalopram/ fluoxetine/ antibiotics/ zopiclone/ amitryptline/ tramadol/ diazepam/ ambien/ Xanax?

Taking other medicines may alter the effects of mirtazapine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q. Does Mirtaz cause weight gain/memory loss/ insomnia/ make you eat more/ make you constipated?

Mirtaz may cause these side effects. However, consult your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms

Q. Does Mirtaz treat anxiety/lower seizure threshold?

Mirtaz may be used to treat anxiety but not to lower the seizure threshold. Care should be taken in patients with seizures

Q. Does Mirtaz contain benzodiazepine?

No, it does not contain benzodiazepine.

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