Mirtazapine

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How do you switch between tricyclic, SSRI and related antidepressants?

This updated Medicines Q&A provides advice on the risks and suggested strategies for switching between tricyclic (TCA), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) and related antidepressants.… Agomelatine Amitriptyline Citalopram Clomipramine Dosulepin Doxepin Drug interactions Duloxetine Escitalopram Fluoxetine Fluvoxamine Imipramine Lofepramine Mental health and illness Mirtazapine Nortriptyline Paroxetine Q&A Reboxetine Sertraline Trimipramine Venlafaxine Vortioxetine

Is there a lactose-free antidepressant?

This Medicine Q&A lists currently available lactose-free antidepressant preparations. There is a lactose-free preparation available for all antidepressants except for clomipramine, doxepin, isocarboxazid, moclobemide, nortriptyline… Agomelatine Amitriptyline Citalopram Dosulepin Duloxetine Escitalopram Fluoxetine Fluvoxamine Imipramine Lactose Lofepramine Mental Health Mental health and illness Mianserin Mirtazapine Nortriptyline Paroxetine Phenelzine Q&A Reboxetine Sertraline Tranylcypromine Trazodone Trimipramine Venlafaxine Vortioxetine

Medicine Compliance Aid Stability

generic · Actavis UK Ltd

Actavis UK Ltd
generic
tablets 15mg, 45mg
A2 · Amber 2 · No stability data is available, the manufacturer does not, or cannot recommend use in CAs but there are no theoretical concerns with the product.
No special precautions for storage
No special precautions for storage
14th October 2015

generic · Actavis UK Ltd

Actavis UK Ltd
generic
Tablets 30mg
A3 · Amber 3 · No stability data is available. There are theoretical concerns with use in CAs, which may be mitigated by risk minimisation.
Protect from light
Protect from light.
14th October 2015

Zispin Soltab · Merck Sharp and Dohme

Merck Sharp and Dohme
Zispin Soltab
Tablets orodispersible 15mg, 30mg, 45mg
R2 · Red 2 · Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Orodispersible tablet.
26th October 2015

generic · Actavis UK Ltd

Actavis UK Ltd
generic
Tablets orodispersible 15mg, 30mg, 45mg
R2 · Red 2 · Drug is not suitable for CAs due to theoretical reasons that cannot be mitigated.
Unsuitable
Orodispersible tablet.
14th October 2015

Lactation Safety Information

TCA: imipramine/nortriptyline SSRI: paroxetine/sertraline
Limited published evidence of safety
Small amounts in breast milk but long half-life increases risk of accumulation in breastfed infants
Monitor infant for drowsiness, poor feeding, irritability/behavioural effects
22nd January 2020