Generic Name: Mirtazapine
Class: Tetracyclic antidepressants, Alpha-2 Antagonist
Availability: prescription required
Molecular Formula: C17H19N3
Substance UNII: Ao51Q2099Q
What is Mirtazapine?
Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant. It is often sold under the trade name Remeron.
What is Mirtazapine Used For?
Mirtazapine is for the treatment of depression.
How Does Mirtazapine Work?
Mirtazapine works by increasing noradrenaline (norepinephrine) and serotonin in the brain, chemicals that enhance mood.
How Long Does it Take for Mirtazapine to Work?
It can take up to four weeks for the full effects of this drug to kick in, but most feel some benefit in one or two weeks.
Do Not Use Mirtazapine If:
There are several situations where this medication may not be the right choice for you. According to the FDA, the following should not use mirtazapine:
- Those who are hypersensitive to mirtazapine or any ingredients in the medication
- People who take, or have taken within the past 14 days, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)
Please note that this list may not be complete, and there may be other situations where the use of this drug is not advisable.