Different Mirtazapine ?

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I'm being refused Mirtazapine Zispin at the Chemist unless Doctor write Zispin  on prescription. due to cost. £20 to £30 Difference

Insead i'm being offered Mirtazapine by Aurobindo. I have tried these but i don't feel they work same.  I feel on edge most of time.

Has anyone had to go through same.

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    I wouldn't start a new brand if you've been happy on zispin, the active ingridient may be the same but the whole drug isn't. I'd go back to your gp or call his secretary and should be able to do new prescription and swap. Good luck
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    Hi Alan,

    Mirt should cost £2 not £20 for a month, as it's off it's patent period now. I buy it from Tesco chemist for that sort of money. As far as I can see the only psycho-active component of your Zispin is Mirtazapine. Anyone else know about this? David.

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      Hi Pat, yes I am doing well thankyou! I think the mirtazapine is going really well for me. How are you? How is mirtazapine going for you, are you still taking it?
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      Hi Sunset I didn't get on with the Mirt.  I kept on 30 for 8 weeks and then increased to 45 but that was awful.  I am back on Venlafaxine first 75 mg no good and now for 12 days 150mg.  All I do is lay in bed or on th sofa.  Keep waiting for it to kick in.

      I often think of you when you said you didn't have the energy for the gym.  At that time I was going regularly now I am like you no energy.  Glad to hear you are keeing well.

      Pat

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      Ah sorry to hear you haven't found anything to work for you yet, I do hope that you start feeling better soon! I'd say now I have the energy to go to the gym, I just haven't got the motivation to go, I'm terrible. I really want to go because I think I would start enjoying it and might meet people and all that sort of thing, but I just can't get myself shifted to go, I just end up sitting around on my laptop or watching tv all day.
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      You have got plenty of time Suset.  Just enjoy what you are doing as it is obviously working.  So pleased for you.

      Pat

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      The NHS has a fixed price for us, but some drugs are cheaper than some dearer. Mirt happens to be one that is very cheap, like paracetamol. It's easy to make and off patent so anyone can make it. Anyone can buy it directly from the chemist with a prescription from a doc, it does not have to be via NHS GP. Finding a non NHS doc is the trick. Cheers, David.
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    Thank you all for taking time out to reply to my quiery, i speak to doc tuesday.
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