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Mirtazapine

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Serotonin and Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI) remeron Adult

Mirtazapine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Mirtazapine be used?

  • Follow the directions on your medication label and take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.
  • You may take Mirtazapine with or without food.
  • Mirtazapine is available as orodispersible tablets. This means that these tablets dissolve when you put them in your mouth and can be swallowed without water.
  • To remove the orodispersible tablets from the blister strip:
    1. Dry your hands. The tablets will dissolve if your hands are wet.
    2. Follow the dotted lines on the strip and cut out a square containing a tablet.
    3. On the back of the square, there are black arrows printed on certain corners. Carefully peel off the foil, starting from the corner indicated by the black arrow.
    4. Place the tablet on your tongue. You may take it with or without water. Take the tablet as soon as possible once the foil has been peeled open.
  • This medication needs to be taken regularly for a few weeks before you feel its full benefits. You should not stop taking this medication even if you do not feel better at the beginning. Continue to take this medication even after you feel better to prevent your symptoms from returning.
  • Do check with your doctor on how long you will have to be on this medication.
  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional. You may experience unpleasant effects such as dizziness, headache, difficulty sleeping, irritability, and nausea if you suddenly stop taking the medication on your own.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is more than half of the time to the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the usual timing. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Mirtazapine - Additional Information

  • Updated on Monday, May 31, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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