How to come off mirtazapine?

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I was prescribed 30mg for a few months and I have started splitting the tablets in half and having 15mg, which strangely enough I feel better with.

What is the next step I should take to come off of these?


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    Most people think that it's a medication you should should taper off slowly as rushing it too fast can cause symptoms you had to come back. Definitely your doctors plan is the way to go but don't feel like you have to rush to get off.

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    You should not split dose medications. Talk to your GP about withdrawing from your medication.

    Actualy you have not been on the medication for very long so it may be you can stop taking the drug.

    Talk to your GP and He will advise


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    Are you sure you want to stop?

    You mentioned that you're actually feeling better on the lower dose?

    But if you choose it, then yes keep dropping, 15 then 7.5 for a while, 3 and so on. In the past, with other meds, I've also done every second day like 7, 15, 7 etc for a while.

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    Mirtazapine can leave you drowsy the next day. If you take it because you have trouble sleeping, then if less works and you need the med. Tell your doctor. I cut mine the way you have and had no problem. I would not advise messing with med dosage amounts. I took cymbalta with this and it was a good match for me. I donot know if cymbalta is used as much now but It helped me. If you can't get better with your psycharist go to a different one. I don't know why you are coming off your med but I know I will take antidepressants for the rest of my life. I have tried not taking themeds on three different occasions whih resulted in hospital stays each time. I don't like taking meds but if you have to, you have to and not taking them for me is deadly. I hope you find the answers you need and feel better soon. Go bless.

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