differeance please ?
19 Oct 2011
Mirtazapine is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression).
It is not entirely clear how mirtazapine works, since no other medications work exactly like it. The drug blocks several different kinds of receptors, including serotonin, norepinephrine, histamine, alpha, and muscarinic receptors.
It is thought that the antidepressant effects of this drug are due to its actions on serotonin and norepinephrine. These are chemicals used to send messages in between nerves. However, if serotonin or norepinephrine levels become unbalanced, it can cause a variety of conditions, including depression. Mirtazapine's actions on other types of receptors may cause some of its side effects, such as drowsiness or low blood pressure.
Certain receptors decrease the levels of serotonin and norepinephrine released by the nerves. Mirtazapine blocks these inhibitory receptors, causing more to be released. This may help to relieve the symptoms of depression.
Xanax is a prescription medication that is used to treat the following conditions: Anxiety and or Panic disorder.
Xanax is part of a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These drugs have several effects on the body, including: Reducing anxiety; Causing sleepiness; Relaxing muscles; Stopping seizures; Impairing short-term memory.
All medicines in this category can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific benzodiazepine that is being taken. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why Xanax and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
Hope the info helps? Please also do take advice from the doc/pharmacist, take care.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
If there are sexual side effects with Mirtazapine, what are they? I seem to have lost about 50% of my sexual desire after I started taking ...
1 answer • 30 Jul 2010
I was taking Xanax for about 3 weeks but I am no longer taking it. I have been feeling shakiness and jittery every day since I started taking the ...
2 answers • 23 Sep 2010
How long does it take for the effects of Clonazepam and Mirtazapine to last and the approximate number of days/months to withdraw from these drugs if ...
1 answer • 13 Mar 2014
My doctor prescribed an initial dose of mirtazapine 7.5 to help with insomnia & long term general anxiety. My hope is that it will help me to ...
1 answer • 28 Apr 2015