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Mirtazapine is an atypical anti-depressant medication. It is prescribed for the treatment of conditions like:

  • Major depressive disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety disorder

It is sometimes used off-label for patients who experience a prolonged period of poor sleep. Studies have also shown that it has a positive impact on insomnia among people with depression. It helps improve the amount of time spent on sleep as it decreases the nighttime awakenings.

The exact mechanism of action of this drug is unknown. However, it is believed that it helps elevate the mood of a patient suffering from depression. Patients with depression have abnormal levels of these chemical messengers. Mirtazapine acts on the chemical messenger in the brain. It raises the level of serotonin and norepinephrine. It also blocks the effect of histamines in the body. 

Why Buy Mirtazapine?

Mirtazapine is U.S FDA approved since 1996 for the treatment of depression and other anxiety disorders. It is the same active ingredient found in the brand name Remeron. Mirtazapine is a NaSSA or noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant. Unlike other NaSSA, it is less expensive but is at least as effective as other older antidepressant.  It is a potent medication which helps promote better sleep as it improves your overall mood.

How to Take Mirtazapine?

Mirtazapine is a prescription drug. Take it only upon the advice of your doctor.  It comes in a disintegrating tablet and tablet form that you can take orally. The usual starting dose is one tablet of 15 mg a day. Take it with a glass of water with or without food. Your doctor may increase your dose every 1 to 2 weeks. The maximum dose is 45 mg a day. Take the medication as directed. Take it before bedtime due to its sedating effect. You can tell that the drug is working if your depression symptoms improve. 

Things to Remember

  • Mirtazapine can cause drowsiness. You should take this medication before bedtime.
  • Like other medications, this drug may also cause side effects. Common side effects may include weight gain, dry mouth and dizziness. Serious side effects are seizures, manic episodes and a decreased in blood cells.
  • You may feel agitated and restless for the first few weeks of treatment.
  • Do not take this product with Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
  • People with heart, kidney, liver and eye problems must take this medication with care.
  • This medication is not safe for children below 18 years of age. It is not also safe for older adults, pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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