Hi all. I no some of you have been so kind and answering my questions already. So any further help would b appreciated. 5 days on mirtizazpaine for sleep and so far: night 1, slept great, night 2, poor was 3am before i driffted off. Night 3, slept okisk and night 4 ok... on and off. Last night i went out and took my tablet later when i got in with food and was awake all night. Does anyone else feel that taking it on a full stomach slows down the effects? I really want this drug to work. Also some nights r great and others not... is this usual. Thanks Jools
Mirtazapine and food - does anyone find that food slows down its effects?
Question posted by jools 2013 on 5 May 2013
Last updated on 24 June 2021 by Psalmzion
I find taking it on a full stomach prolongs drowsiness the next day and sleep is bad take on an empty stomach and Stay away from tesco 8 pack croissant when taking mirtazapine I started eating a pack of day when I 1st started them cravings were crazy
Hello jool2013. I take my Mirtazapine at least 90 minutes before my evening meal. The reason is the increase in appetite. Instead of munching on snacks, I wait for the hunger pangs to kick in and then have my dinner. After which I take my second dose and shortly before calling it an evening, take the third and final dose. The biggest setback in regards to Mirtazapine in my case is the increase of appetite. Given that I am a senior, age and wait loss are a challenge. Give the drug a bit of time. Mirtazapine is a drug that requires your bodies system at least a week to begin to show/feel steady, concrete results. Regards pledge
Food can slow down the absorption. You may need the dose increased soon, so it will help better.
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