Mirtazapine is a medicine used to treat depressive disorders within adult people. It is used as an antidepressant, which is able to restore the chemical balance in the brain. The efficacy and safety for the treatment of depressive disorders within children has not been formally proven.
Before using it, you must consult your doctor and obtain a prescription. The drug has a list of contraindications and side effects. Mirtazapine is contraindicated to people under 18 years old, and is also prohibited for the treatment of children. It is contraindicated if you drink alcohol frequently. It is forbidden to drink alcohol during the therapy as it can cause dangerous side effects.
Patients should be aware that it may take some long time before the medicine has a positive effect. You should consult a doctor if you do not notice any effect of the drug after 4 weeks of taking the drug. In no case should you stop the therapy yourself. This may cause undesirable consequences.
At the initial stage of using the drug, some patients may begin to experience suicidal thoughts. Throughout the treatment, you should consult your doctor in a timely manner.
Be sure to tell your doctor before using the medicine if you have ever experienced the following conditions: seizures, glaucoma, strokes, heart disease, liver disease, low blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other health problems
Close people who are close to the patient should be aware of possible changes in the patient's behavior, as well as the symptoms that the patient may experience.
The medicine is not allowed to be used by pregnant women. If you are pregnant, you must inform your doctor in advance.
Application and Dosage
Mirtazapine should be taken strictly according to the instructions for use of the drug and the advice of a doctor. It is usually used every day at bedtime with a small amount of any liquid, regardless of meals. Do not chew Mirtazapine tablets. The tablet should dissolve in the mouth when taken.
Remember that it may take several weeks before the onset of a positive effect, so it is important to follow the treatment according to the doctor’s instructions.
As for the correct dosage, only your doctor can prescribe it. The general dosage for the treatment of depressive disorders in adults can be 15 - 45 mg. The drug is taken daily at bedtime at the same time. The dosage may be changed by the doctor during the therapy.
During the treatment with Mirtazapine in Australia, it is recommended to avoid driving a car or other activities that require a special attention concentration.
Like most medicines, Mirtazapine in Australia can cause some side reactions. Common side effects may include the following: increased appetite, obesity, drowsiness.
You should tell the doctor about any changes in your symptoms while taking this medicine. Tell your doctor immediately if you suddenly experience impulsivity, anxiety, aggressiveness, insomnia, suicidal thoughts, hostility, or any other similar condition.
Please note that the information in this article is not a complete guide to the use of the drug. You can get complete information about Mirtazapine, its side effects, contraindications and interactions with other medicines only from your doctor.
Before using this medicine, you must tell your doctor about all the medications, dietary supplements, or vitamins you are currently using to avoid possible negative interactions.
Keep the medicine out of children and pets at room temperature, and do not let anyone take your drugs.