Mirtazapine is an antidepressant used to treat Major Depressive Disorder
Do not stop taking mirtazapine suddenly. Follow your doctor’s guidelines and label guidelines carefully.
Do not take this drug is you are also taking tryptophan, and/or if you have used a MAO inhibitor or methylene blue injection in the last 14 days. Symptoms may take several weeks to improve. Avoid alcohol. Use caution when driving or doing anything that requires alertness. Some people report thoughts of suicide when first starting antidepressants.
Get immediate emergency medical help if you suspect an overdose, allergic reaction, or other severe reaction such as (not limited to): racing thoughts, symptoms of mania, restlessness, lightheadedness, changes in vision, rash, weakness, chills, symptoms of high serotonin, symptoms of low sodium, stiff muscles. Common side effects include weight gain, increased appetite, strange dreams, drowsiness.