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Mirtazapine (Mirtazapine) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Mirtazapine reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 6 ratings/reviews, Mirtazapine has an overall score of 4.83. The effectiveness score is 4.33 and the side effect score is 6.33. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Mirtazapine review by 22 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Depression
Dosage & duration:   15mg taken once daily for the period of 2 Months
Other conditions:   Sleeplesness
Other drugs taken:   Nil
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Nil
Side effects:   -Insatiable hunger (added about 3kgs) -Constant Fatigue/grogginess -Dry Mouth at Night -Vivid Nightmares -Complete loss of labido (lame) I was pretty much miserable the entire time i was taking it, but was aware that it was supposed to start doing what it was supposed to after the first month or so, so I persevered.
Comments:   Taking before bed to help depression. Coming off the drug I felt awesome. Within a few days my energy returned as did my interest in my girlfriend. This drug was total crap. I'm now taking temazepam to help with sleeping and that is working pretty good most nights, no side effects.

 

Mirtazapine review by 38 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Clinical Depression
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken daily (evening) for the period of 7 weeks
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Did improve my appetite, which was suffering as a result of the depression.
Side effects:   Mild weight gain. Period of tiredness for two hours or so after each dose. Very hard to wake up in the mornings.
Comments:   Was prescribed as an alternative to Citalopram. Had virtually no effect on my depression whatsoever. In the period of winding down the Citalopram dose then the 7 weeks on Mirtazapine I went from mildly depressed / just about coping to suicidal, unable to cope and deeply depressed most of the time. Would advise anyone who gets rapidly worsening depression after a med change to see the doctor again far sooner than I did.

 

Mirtazapine review by 30 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Chronic insomnia
Dosage & duration:   30 mg taken take one hour before bed for the period of 7 months
Other conditions:   Anxiety, panic attacks
Other drugs taken:   Epilium
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   -night time sleep (at least 5-6 hours per night), more"peaceful" state of mind, no anxiety attacks, better brain function( no "brain fog" from insomnia), better concentration skills,
Side effects:   Constant feeling of hunger( feeling of empty stomach even straight after meal), body weight increased, fluid retention around knees and ankles, very bad depression during first 1-1.5 weeks if taking medication( no withdrawal symptoms though while gradual stopping drug), drug made me sleepy and more tired than usual during the day, crankiness and bad moods in the morning, hard to wake up in the morning
Comments:   Hour before bed: 30 mg mirtazapine( avanza) and one 500 mg epilim-ec. Epilim is used in treatment as a mood stabiliser( was told by a doctor). Originally I took only 30 mg of mirtazapine before bed time but after a month of treatment I stopped sleeping again and doctor prescribed to take extra tablet epilim which worked very well and gave me very good deep sleep

 

Mirtazapine review by 19 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Nausea
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken once a day for the period of 7 months
Other conditions:   CFS, IBS, insomnia
Other drugs taken:   Lansoprazole, Loestrin 30
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Helped me easily get a good sleep. Possible reduction in IBS symptoms.
Side effects:   Too tired to get up in morning, irritability, couldn't get drunk anymore as I would drink loads and nothing would happen.
Comments:   Did little if anything for depression and anxiety. On 15mg things got worse and I got angry so easily but this went away on 30mg. I didn't put any weight on and I didn't feel very hungry on this drug and I thought that was supposed to happen.

 

Mirtazapine review by medical professional caring for 28 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Anxiety/insomnia
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken 1 at night for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   /na
Other drugs taken:   Oxazapam 30
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   6hrs sleep per night. Vivid dreams. No other side effects exceptr morning anxity ++. Food tasted better at first, but this faded in a week. To sleep was good, but morning psychedelic effect no good. I sincerely doubt that the mirt would have been manageable without adjunctive benzodiazapine therapy and i wonder if the overall treatment out come would not have been better with benzo monotherapy as i presented with anxiety and insomnia and the M caused anxiety.
Side effects:   Morning anxiety ++
Comments:   30mg daily oxazepam 30 prn x3 max

 

Mirtazapine review by 31 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Anxiety and depression
Dosage & duration:   30mg taken once daily for the period of Still on it
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Mirtazapine was very effective in treating chronic insomnia. I was not sleeping due to severe anxiety and moderate depression. The drug has significantly improved anxiety symptoms and is gradually lifting mood and reducing depression symptoms
Side effects:   First week I experience fairly bad nausea, first month I was sluggish and tired and head felt "foggy" but persistence and going to a full dose resolved all of the problems. Only ongoing side effect is moderate lethargy.
Comments:   15mg daily for first 2weeks, 30mg daily ongoing
 


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