Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbances. Some side effects are weight gain, sleepiness, and dizziness.

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Why is my father having constatnt uneven movement of mouth?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is having constant uneven movement of the mouth for the past three months. He feels like he is chewing which is really irritating him. Kindly help me on that.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be the side effects of the pills he is having. So let me know the list of entire medicines he is having. If not, then he will need neurological evaluation. Also, let me know if he is having any other symptoms elsewhere in the body like weight loss or blood i...  Read Full »

Does Buspirone have any sexual side effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I was prescribed Fluvoxamine 100 mg a day for my ego-dystonic homosexuality, major depression and OCD. Also, I am on Oxcarbazepine 300 mg twice a day for my laugh without any reason continuously for a long period of time. Now, I started using Buspirone 5 mg for sexual side effects. I did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. No medicine or counseling can alter sexual orientation. Be absolutely clear about this. Any attempt to change orientation by a doctor is considered unethical by professional organizations including the Indian Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association and Wo...  Read Full »

Why do I keep thinking about my stomach disease all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from stomach disease and I did not get it diagnosed for almost for 10 years. Sometime, my doctors say it as GERD and sometimes as irritable bowel syndrome. Now, they said that my stomach is not transferring food to my colon normally and that means my stomach muscle i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Dear, Welcome to icliniq.com. First and foremost, do not be disheartened as I see patients with similar problems every day and they get better. You definitely have a psychological problem similar to depression and anxiety. My opinion is that you will need long-term psychotropic medicines to g...  Read Full »

Is the small, red, painless spot under my tongue a matter of concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 49-year-old female. I am not sure if I should be concerned and see a doctor. For the past two to three weeks, I have had a small, red spot under my tongue. It is not much larger than a pin dot, and I think it has decreased in size. I have attached images for your reference. It d...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) This seems to be minor salivary glands, although the image is not clear. But, I do not see a reason why you should worry because there is no ulceration and no pain. There is no nee...  Read Full »

How can I divert myself from the fight I had with my family?

Query: Hi doctor, I did not sleep for the past few months. I did not have proper food. Even if I am hungry, I could not eat. I had been through a fight with my family as well as my fiance. I do not want to leave, but I want to know how I can divert myself. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. When a person goes through an emotional upheaval, he or she is liable to experience a number of symptoms such as sadness, loss of sleep, and loss of appetite. Regarding distracting yourself, keep yourself engaged in some activities like a hobby or st...  Read Full »

What does personality disorder NOS mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am feeling extremely distressed, as I have just discovered through my physician, that in the past I have been given two diagnoses and not been told about one of them. One is bipolar disorder, which I am aware of, but the other is personality disorder NOS, and I have no idea what this...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, do not get distressed by a diagnosis which you were unaware of till now, as an improvement in your symptoms is the most important. What matters is that, with treatment, were your symptoms under control. The categorical diagnosis should not affect you o...  Read Full »

What is the recommended dose of Mirtazapine for treating anxiety and social phobia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and social phobia. I consulted my psychiatrist to use either Citalopram or Mirtazapine. I doubt to take Citalopram because I know this causes sexual side effects more often than Mirtazapine does. However, regarding Mirtazapine, I read various things online ...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Both Citalopram and Mirtazapine are good choices for managing anxiety and social phobia. 2. If you are worried about sexual side effects, Mirtazapine will be a better choice. 3. Both Citalopram and Mirtazapine can take up to four weeks for the therapeutic benefi...  Read Full »

What should be the next step if I develop panic attacks along with insomnia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. My height is 160 cm, and my weight is 65 kg. I developed insomnia five years ago, and I could not sleep on my own. I believe I was suffering from health anxiety. So, my doctor suggested taking the tablet Mirtazapine to induce sleep which I took for some ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I will advise you not to stress as your condition is probably due to stress or anxiety. But to cover our bases, I will recommend you to check your blood pressure, RBS (random blood sugar), E...  Read Full »

Which is better Mirtazapine or Maprotiline?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know the pros and cons of Mirtazapine versus Maprotiline. I am taking Mirtazapine for five weeks. A family member has been on Maprotiline for a few years and brought it to my attention. And now, I am experiencing panic attacks and anxiety. Which one is good? Kindly h...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for this query. Mirtazapine and Maprotiline are antidepressants medicines but they have different groups of chemical compounds. Mirtazapine has more sedative action than Maprotiline; that is why you are feeling tired after taking that....  Read Full »

I have recurring insomnia now and then. Kindly suggest medicine.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having recurring insomnia now and then. In a month at least five to eight days I have no proper sleep and it is hampering my day to day activities. I lack interest. I am under stress and my mind feels foggy. I am on Escitalopram 10 mg. Please suggest me some good medicine whic...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals have recurring insomnia and sometimes they suffer from nonrefreshing sleep. In some individuals depression also aggravates insomnia and thus worsens the symptoms. For depression with insomnia drugs like tablet Mirtazapin...  Read Full »

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