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Sandoz Mirtazapine

Common Name
mirtazapine


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DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02250594 SANDOZ-MIRTAZAPINE 15MG TABLET
02250608 SANDOZ-MIRTAZAPINE 30MG TABLET

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Mirtazapine belongs to the group of medications known as tetracyclic antidepressants. Antidepressants are used to help relieve the symptoms of depression such as feeling low, sleeping problems, loss of appetite, and loss of interest in activities that you would normally enjoy doing.

When you have depression, certain chemicals in the brain are out of their normal balance. Antidepressants such as mirtazapine work by helping to bring the chemicals back into balance. Antidepressants usually take at least a few weeks to achieve their beneficial effect, so it is important to have patience and take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use this medication?

The recommended starting dose of mirtazapine for adults is 15 mg taken once daily in the evening before going to bed. The doctor may increase the dose to 30 mg after 1 to 2 weeks, depending on circumstances. The maximum recommended dose of mirtazapine is 45 mg daily. Swallow the tablets whole with water. Do not chew the tablets.

If you are taking the orally disintegrating tablet form of mirtazapine, it is important to handle these tablets properly.

The orally-disintegrating tablets have been designed to rapidly dissolve on the tongue and can be swallowed with saliva. Ensure that your hands are dry when you remove the tablet from its blister packaging, and then immediately place the tablet on your tongue. Note that tablets must be used immediately after removal from packaging. The tablets cannot be stored once they are removed from their packaging.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is normal to not feel any difference for the first 2 to 4 weeks of taking this medication. If you have side effects from this medication, talk with your doctor or pharmacist before stopping it.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does this medication come in?

15 mg
Each yellow, round, biconvex, bevelled-edged, film-coated tablet, debossed "E" over "20" on one side and bisected on the other side, contains mirtazapine 15 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide yellow, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol 400, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and titanium dioxide.

30 mg
Each red-brown, round, film-coated tablet, debossed "E" over "212" on one side and bisected on the other side, contains mirtazapine 30 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, FD&C yellow No. 6, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxide red, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol 400, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, and titanium dioxide.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take mirtazapine if you:

  • are allergic to mirtazapine or any ingredients of the medication
  • have taken any MAO inhibitors (e.g., phenelzine, tranylcypromine) in the previous 2 weeks


 

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