Skip to Content

User Reviews for Mirtazapine

Also known as: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Mirtazapine.

Filter by:

User Ratings

10
   
27%(31)
9
   
24%(28)
8
   
16%(18)
7
   
10%(11)
6
   
4%(4)
5
   
5%(5)
4
   
3%(3)
3
   
3%(3)
2
   
4%(4)
1
   
10%(11)

Mirtazapine Rating Summary

7.4/10 Average Rating

118 Ratings with 110 User Reviews

What next?Compare all 189 medications used in the treatment of Anxiety.

Reviews for Mirtazapine to treat Anxiety

Sort by:

"I was on Sertraline but was struggling with sleep, the doctor prescribed 15mg Mirtazapine and it was great, helped me sleep and also great for anxiety and intrusive thoughts. Like many other users, I did feel groggy in the mornings and I also noticed some minor restlessness but the positives are far more numerous than the negatives."

   
9.0

PSeel (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2016

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Well this medication worked well for me for the first few years but as time went on the side effects got gradually worse. I'm am now totally paranoid and suffering from severe anxiety disorder. I am trying to come off this medication to deal with these side effects. To anyone taking this medication get off it now before you end up like I did. And despite what your doctor tells you it is a addictive!! Worst mistake of my life.."

   
1.0

JohnnyD2003 (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 17, 2016

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Having taken citalopram for 6 weeks my anxiety was awful - every morning from 3 or 4am onwards. First mirtazapine tablet was like a miracle - I slept well and for far longer and had zero early morning anxiety. Taking 15 mg which makes me a little drowsy (just 6 days in) but nothing too bad and well worth it to feel normal again."

   
10

No longer anxious May 12, 2016

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Panic attacks, anger attacks, obsessive thoughts and checking money, suicidal thoughts only thankfully, i was hitting my legs with my fists, anxiety and depression, under eating lack, of sleep not able to focus on work. I started off with 7.5mg mirt. The first night knocked me out! The next morning I was groggy as heck, felt drugged.Finally though I was able to eat. This went on for about 4 days. I continued 7.5 mg for another week and then increased to 15mg. I have never been this calm in my life, it is weird i actually can eat and sleep, my acne is subsiding. I feel myself slowly coming back back. I still suffer from depression and anxiety but everything else including my sleep is finally a pattern. I am able to fall asleep"

   
9.0

Hopeful life May 11, 2016

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Id write more except I cant focus for long. Citalopram made me suicidal, hate that drug with a passion. Doctor gave me this, its yet to help with my anxiety or panic attacks (2 weeks in 30mg). Side effects are not great: The most horrific and graphic nightmares I've ever had in my life which make me wake up in tears. The problem here is that this drug makes me sleep for 10 hours so theres no escaping these dreams, then when I wake up i just have these disturbing images in my head all day which makes my anxiety worse. my anger is unreal and not an aggressive person in general. Another thing is I cannot sit still, i have to be moving all the time from the second I wake up. Concentration is non existent..."

   
4.0

Joshrw6 (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2016

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Bad. Way to many Side effects and effects on too many neurotransmitters. Awful. Interacted with my clonidine and tagamet. Put me in hospital. Rather be depressed"

   
1.0

Bryant73 April 21, 2016

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I suffered from postnatal Anxiety that I had just about every symptom that comes with anxiety! Mirtazapine 15mg changed my life that I can now enjoys my babies and lead a normal life that I did before! No more anxiety or insomnia and am now back at work!"

   
10

Floss1234 April 15, 2016

11 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I suffer from obsessive thoughts, anxiety, depression and poor sleep. Mirta has a very powerful effect on me. I break a 15mg tablet in half and half again to about 4 mg and it still knocks me out all night with a solid sleep. The next day I'm only about 60% alert until the evening when I become fully alert. It takes away sexual drive and sometimes causes restlessness before sleep. However it does reduce anxiety well enough to sleep. I have been using it when I need it."

   
7.0

Australia 2 April 14, 2016

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Mirtazapine 30 mg, taken it for several months... I still have anxiety and depression... but not much and not all the time. I still have the dreaded restless leg syndrome but, after falling asleep, I sleep like a baby. No side effects whatsoever, none, never. It may not perform miracles but it is, as per my experience, definitely worth a try. Other antidepressants I tried were horrible, so..."

   
9.0

Somebodyhereandthere (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2016

10 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"So, I started taking 15mg of Mirtazapine but only half 7.5 as at the time (6 months ago) I was under 18 years of age and my doctor was extremely cautious about me taking this pill. Anyway! I started taking them maybe just over 6 months actually, and my behaviour and attitude & anxiety has gotten much much worse. I wouldn't recommend anyone take this pill, as I have stopped sleeping as much, I have felt like I can't go out, just all together I feel like a zombie. Having to deal with the insomnia aswell as the anxiety aswell is not a good combination. I've had to start taking sleep aid as well as this drug because I feel constantly tired, I'm very pale all the time and I don't feel the benefits of this drug."

   
4.0

chloejaderx April 7, 2016

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Total nightmare I couldn't sleep had awful nightmares of something that happened to me nearly 20 years,dry mouth,chapped lips,the tirdness was unreal I only took it for two night and this happened imagine if I stick it out any long,keep away from this DRUG it's dug up my past and now i have to deal with this all over again,I'm distraught from it"

Amber ann April 6, 2016

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Well, for such a tiny pill, this sure packs a punch! After complaining of an irregular sleep pattern that I simply could not break no matter what I did during the course of my day, my doctor prescribed 15mg Mirtazapine to be taken half-an-hour before bed. Most nights now I sleep right through and it is quality sleep I am getting. Since overcoming the mild grogginess I experienced during the initial uptake, I have found this medication works very well in combination with 112.5mg Venlafaxine which I take in the morning for depression. The main side-effects for me are massive carbohydrate cravings (I piled on weight before I knew it) and regular bizarre dreams, which at first I found quite disturbing but now kind of look forward to having."

   
9.0

Whatabuzz (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 17, 2016

10 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I started taking this over a month ago for anxiety. I had terrible physical symptoms of anxiety including numbness, pins and needles and burning in my limbs. I was having panic attacks on a daily basis for about 6 months and was feeling incredibly disconnected from my life and surroundings. I was put on 15mg once a day and I can not express how much this drug has changed my life. The first day after taking it I was incredibly drowsy, however, that subsided within two weeks - I still get drowsy after taking it but I've never slept better and I wake up fine. I did have increased hunger for about three weeks but I just continued my normal diet/exercise so I had absolutely no weight gain and my appetite has returned to normal."

   
10

Motivated10000 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 19, 2016

57 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I took mirtazapine for 10 months with a slow taper to get off it, this drug caused horrible side effects whilst on it and off it. Increase anxiety, poor sleep pattern, several physical and mental problems and even gained a irregular heart beat, I took my last dose 6 months ago and would warn of its heavy sedation properties masking your current problem.ie count the months not the days, the longer you take it and increase the dose, the bigger your problems maybe in the future ten fold unless it works for you and you signed up for life to it."

   
1.0

c15690 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 17, 2016

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Mirtazapine has been a life saver for me. I had severe anxiety to the point I was feeling suicidal. I couldn't function and my obsessive thoughts were constant. I couldn't sleep more than one hour without waking up from a panic attack. I started taking 50mg of Pristiq and 5 days later was put on 15mg of Mirtazapine to speed up the process and help with sleep and appetite. I took the tablet an hour before bed and was knocked out almost instantly and slept the whole night. It's been 4 days since I started Mirtazapine and I am able to go to work etc. Still feeling a bit anxious but it's bearable. Definitely increased my hunger but I don't give into the cravings! I eat normal, if not less. Will see how it progresses but only good things so far!"

   
10

fl2016 February 13, 2016

36 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I have been taking antidepressants for around 30 years. Zoloft, prozac, bupropion just to name a few. Last night was my first foray into mirtazapine 15mg soltabs. It took very little time to begin to work. I felt altered right away. Quickly I got sleepy and began hearing faint voices. Turned out I could hear my partners laptop on very low volume from across the room. My hearing is not very good so I would count that as a good thing if in fact it was her laptop. I was soon totally wrecked, could hardy walk. I went to bed. Had to use the toilet 5 times throughout the night. Lack of balance made this interesting. I feel hung over and I can no longer concentrate to finish my story."

   
10

Cortisol Kid (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2016

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I was on 40mg of citalopram which was working a treat but wasn't sleeping so I was given mirtazapine 15mg. I've been on them less than 2 weeks now and the change in myself is simply terrible. The first couple of nights I got an amazing sleep but found it hard to get up in the morning but things have just gone from bad to worse, I have bad anxiety, can't sleep, feel like a walking zombie, dizziness is terrible, crazy dreams/mares, compulsive sweating, itching/burning sensations and the worst for me is my anger it's unexplainable I can fly of the handle for someone looking at me. This drug might work for some people but I'd say avoid at all costs I've never felt so unhappy and down right miserable."

   
1.0

Stephanie83x (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2016

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Am on a cross-over from Venlafaxine to Mirtazipine due to the libido-destroying qualities I experienced with the former. If ever there was a passion killer list then Venlafaxine would rate up there with halitosis. It is great anti-depressant but top of the flops in the pants department. Started on 30mgs Mirtazipine the other day and two things hit me straight away..... food and serenity. Will keep it going as am sure the initial 'hit' will subside and I'll rejoin my body sometime but certainly if the libido matches the serenity then 'hello baby!'"

   
9.0

rotundrob (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2016

30 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I am pleased to say, that I have been taking Remeron for about 4 months after recovering from severe acute pancreatitis, including surgery and a 5 1/2 month hospital stay. I take it at bedtime, sleep 8-10 hours , wake without drowsiness and it seems to have helped curb my anxiety due to significant family problems."

   
8.0

caringinco. (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 11, 2016

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I feel like I've taken amphetamines and Valium in one hit! I'm in my 3rd day... A different kind of anxiety!!!! Like one minute I'm rushing!! The next I'm knackered!! Does anyone get what I mean? I think I'm going to persevere and see how it settles"

   
5.0

Huddy December 23, 2015

20 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I took citalapram for nine weeks unsuccessfully and mirtazapine for 8months, too many side effects, numb emotional feelings and made anxiety worse , feeling aggressive, aching joints,big changes in weight and bodily functions , not easy to withdraw from either, worsening thoughts, (don't think relapse, think it's the drug) or you'll end up back on it. My opinion is never again, beware!"

   
1.0

Henry horse (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 18, 2015

25 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I was prescribed mirtazapine after a 10 week treatment of citalapram, side effect out way any gains in taking it, it will make u sleep and create more anxiety,weight gain and change in personality are to name a few, when your depressed and down that black hole the withdrawal effects of the drug are far worse, I slow tapered off this drug and haven't taken any for 4months, partial side effects are still with me, I know this as I didn't have them in the first place, I' d research the myth of the chemical imbalance theory before you take this drug."

   
1.0

No nickname December 15, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I took my first dose last night and I have slept 9+ hours and my anxiety is reduced today but I WANT FOOD."

   
10

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy784 December 8, 2015

25 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"I have had mild depression on and off for 3 years and have been taking 10mg Vivactil. A recent change in my circumstances means I have been experiencing anxiety attacks, not sleeping and very tearful. I took a 15mg tablet for the first time last night as directed and slept 9 hours solid. However I felt 'drunk' all day. Didn't feel safe to drive, unable to concentrate in work and eventually had to come home. I slept another 7 hours and only just feel 'normal' again. This drug is not for me! I wasn't able to function. Although I slept well and didn't have any panic attacks I couldn't remember where I had parked my car and I also forgot to eat. It's back to the GP for me"

   
1.0

mackieb December 7, 2015

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

"Have tried this now for four weeks and I am coming off it. Gave me dry mouth, dry eyes and done nothing for anxiety, helped with eating, did not help me sleep. I am not condemning the drug, it works for some and that's great, so happy for them."

   
1.0

Justliloleme December 2, 2015

20 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 5 Next
Hide