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?
Hi, Mick! If you stop taking the mirtazapine you may suffer discontinuation syndrome symptoms and it will negate any progress you've made on the medication. You should consult with your physician who may say that one or two drinks is acceptable but not advisable. https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php?interaction_list_id=183034136&drug_list=1640-0,1034-0 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. Wildcat
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
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