What is the best way to take it? Currently I am taking it before bed (it was helping me sleep but not so much now). Should I take the 30mg at night still or split it and take 15mg in the morning and at night. Many thanks
Mirtazapine - Hi. I'm due an increase in my dosage from 15mg to 30mg soon?
Question posted by Stuqpr on 16 Dec 2015
Last updated on 3 April 2021 by Redfinch
This past month went from 7.5 to 15mg Mirtazapine. Last night took 30mg and slept well. I will take it for a month and then return to my GP. He told me that slowly this medication will help me with daytime anxiety. Right now I have to take clonazepam.25mg 2x/day. I hope that eventually I will be able to reduce the clonazepam. I’ll report back as I see change.
Good Stuqpr; your thinking has a lot to do with it to we know we have to be patient but it is so hard when we feel like this but over half the battle is over when we know we need some help and this is no different than having diabetes, or high blood pressure as my doctor has told me you just have to take your medications. And from what I have been through thank God for these newer medications that work so much better than the older ones.Just wish we did not have to go so long to even see if they are going to work for us,And the first two weeks are in most cases the worst but you know they well get better but the fact that most of these meds even make us feel worse for the first one or two weeks but then you really feel like something is happening when those side effects go away and in many cases about 4 weeks things start to feel better but it does take the full 6 to 8 weeks to reach the peak blood level. So hang in there and I also have a lot of trouble around the holidays which does not help. Keep with it you well get better.
Great; Stuqpr; your bottle makes it alot easier to know but just for the record and what everyone has been saying almost all the time this medication is taken at night close to bedtime as I said the other day it does help you sleep, But it also helps with the symptoms during the daytime. Best of luck, by the way it is a lot easier when the doctor starts you on an low dose and slowly Increases it to make the side effects easier on you. Good luck hope this does it for you
Stuqpr; Yes normally this medication is taken at night so it well help you sleep and it also works with the anxiety or depression during the day. It is common to increase this they start you off with the lower dose to minimise the side effects. When you talk with your doctor if it does not say different on the bottle ask how the doctor wants you to take it to be sure.
Hi, Stuqpr! It's usually recommended to take mirtazapine at night. You'll probably find the dosage increase will help you sleep better again.
Best wishes, WCV
I was told to keep taking it at bedtime when I increased. You can also talk to your pharmacist or doctor about it, but it's most common to take at bedtime, not split.
It's still recommended you take it at bedtime. I would only split the times you take it if it became a problem at bedtime and even then I recommend you call your Dr. to make a change. Take care.
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