Hello. I have just been prescribed today mirtazapine (15mg) as I struggle to sleep. I have been instructed to take one tablet per night before bed. I know this drug can increase drowsiness and increase the effects of alcohol while taken together, but I was wondering if I could drink alcohol at all? I’m getting married end of month and will be drinking quite a lot. How many days beforehand should I stop the medication so it has no effects while drinking alcohol?
Mirtazapine has a very long half life of 20 -40 hours so it could take as long as 8 - 9 days to be fully out of your system.
27 Jul 2018
I was on it for years and built a tolerance and switched to another but if you want to drink that night just skip your dose continue normally next evening. Just don’t drink the Same night as taking it, ( 10-12 hours