mirtazapine, Remeron, Soltab (cont.)
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
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Other important side effects that could potentially be serious include
WARNING: If antidepressants are discontinued abruptly, withdrawal symptoms such as dizziness, headache, nausea, and changes in mood may occur. Such symptoms may occur when even a few doses of antidepressant are missed. Therefore, it is recommended that the dose of antidepressant be reduced gradually when therapy is discontinued.
Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide in children and adolescents. There are concerns that antidepressants may also induce suicide in adults. Patients with major depression may experience worsening of depression or suicidal thoughts regardless of whether or not they are treated. Therefore, patients started on antidepressants should be closely observed for signs of worsening depression, suicidal thinking or changes in behavior.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
PREPARATIONS: Tablet (Orally disintergrating): 15, 30, and 45 mg
STORAGE: Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F).
DOSING: The usual starting dose for mirtazapine is 15 mg once daily, usually at bedtime. Doses may be increased every 1-2 weeks up to a maximum dose of 45 mg daily. It may be taken with or without food.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Mirtazapine adds to the sedating effects of alcohol and other drugs that can cause sedation such as:
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