What is Mirtaz (Mirtazapine) used for?
Mirtaz (Mirtazapine) is an antidepressant that is commonly used to treat major depressive disorder. It works by affecting certain natural substances in the brain, known as neurotransmitters. An imbalance of these chemicals is believed to be responsible for causing depression. By restoring the natural equilibrium in the brain, this drug may help to improve the patient's mood as well as feelings of well being.
How should I use Mirtaz (Mirtazapine)?
Mirtaz (Mirtazapine) tablets are taken orally. Patients may be directed to take one tablet daily, at bedtime. However, the exact dosage may vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated, and patients are advised to consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. You should never exceed the dosage prescribed to you. Patients should note that it may take up to 4 weeks for the full benefits of this drug to be felt.
What are the side effects of Mirtaz (Mirtazapine)?
Some side effects associated with taking Mirtaz (Mirtazapine) include:
You should consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice severe mood changes, swollen limbs, tremors, fever, a rapid heartbeat, persistent nausea, severe vomiting or muscle twitches.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Mirtaz (Mirtazapine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially kidney disease, liver disease and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
You should consult your physician immediately if you have any thoughts of suicide or depression.
This drug should not be taken with an MAO inhibitor, or if you have taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.