Hi,
The doctor has added 15mg mirtazapine which I have been taking for 10 days but still no response. Is this normal?

Thanks.
Ms. Judith Desbonne
Ms. Judith Desbonne
Mental health specialist, Psychotherapist
Bridgwater
I suggest that you discuss this with your doctor. All medications take time to take effect. You might also want to see a talking therapy alongside medication.

Dr. Miguel Montenegro
Dr. Miguel Montenegro
Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Liverpool
10 days is usually not long enough to see therapeutic effects from most medications. Usually side effects are noticeable first and most people struggle with these. It is recommended that 6 weeks minimum to see any positive effects from medication. However, still see the practitioner that prescribed it to discuss increase dosage or alternatives.

Mirtazapine, sold under the brand name Remeron among others, is an antidepressant primarily used to treat depression. Its full effect may take more than four weeks to occur, with some benefit possibly as early as one to two weeks. Regards/ Marta KG

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