Treatments  > Biological > Medication > Mirtazepine


  • Norepinephrine and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA).


  • Common adverse effects

- Sedation, increased appetite/weight gain

- Less common: jaundice/LFT changes, postural hypotension, blood dyscrasias


  • Advantages

- Sedative at low dose

- Less sexual dysfunction and GI upset

- Low toxicity in overdose


  • Disadvantages

- Weight gain

- Sedative effects lost at high dose

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