Heartburn on Mirtzapine

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Hi all, I've been on Mirtazapine for nearly 3 months. Doctor increased my dose to 22.5 mg from 15mg but I started to get terrible heartburn and nausea, so we agreed to decrease back to 15mg, which I'm now on. The heartburn is still dreadful - I'm getting through half a pack of antacids a day. Of course, this might be nothing to do with Mirtazapine but whatever the cause, my throat and stomach are on fire much of the time. Any advice? Thanks!

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    Hi Alison,

    It might be worth having a read of the leaflet that comes in the box?  Alternatively, maybe you could go to the Pharmacy that dispensed the Mirt and have a chat with the Pharmacist?  You will be able to talk to them in private.  The only other option, will be to go back to your GP and discuss the potential side effects. 

    Good luck!

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    HI ALISONSARAH,,,,IT SEEMS TO ME YOU HAVE GOT  ACID REFLUX  PROBLEM,,,i also had this,,get some OMOPRAZLE,it will clear up very quickly..........good luck,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,BLUESY
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      Agree , i had acid reflux before i went on Mirtzapine an i take Omoprazole each morning , sometimes twice a day when i feel that food is stuck going down .
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      HI MARIA,,,i also take it every day because i have a hiatus hernia it is a very good medication with no side efects,,,,,,,,,BLUESY,,,,,,,,,,,good luck
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    Have to agree, probably acid reflux, I get it since on Mirt' - even with bread ugh ...

    I spoke with my pharmacist, she said not to take anti acids at the same time as Mirt - one hour apart is what she said.  Suppose if we think about it - anti acids put a chalky lining on the stomach areas making it difficult to absorb the Mirt.

    Hope this helps.

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