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It is used to treat depression.
               



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What is this medicine?

MIRTAZAPINE (mir TAZ a peen) is used to treat depression.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • bipolar disorder
  • kidney or liver disease
  • suicidal thoughts
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mirtazapine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly except upon the advice of your doctor. Stopping this medicine too quickly may cause serious side effects or your condition may worsen.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • linezolid
  • MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
  • methylene blue (injected into a vein)

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alcohol
  • antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
  • certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
  • certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • certain medicines for migraine headache like almotriptan, eletriptan, frovatriptan, naratriptan, rizatriptan, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan
  • certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine or phenytoin
  • certain medicines for sleep
  • cimetidine
  • erythromycin
  • fentanyl
  • lithium
  • medicines for blood pressure
  • nefazodone
  • rasagiline
  • rifampin
  • supplements like St. John's wort, kava kava, valerian
  • tramadol
  • tryptophan

               
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