What is a usual amount of time to be taking mirtazapine for?

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For those who have had successful treatment from mirtazapine, what is a usual length of time that it has been taken for? I understand that you are supposed to continue taking the medication for a number of months even after you start feeling well. I guess it is different for everyone, but I just want some sort of idea. Thanks

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    I think it is different for everyone.  Your GP should be able to advise you. Do you get any side effects from it.
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      Hi Vivien, yeah I understand it must be different for everyone, I just was interested in how long others have taken it for.

      No I don't get any side effects from it now.

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      Subject top the caveats about how everyone is different, but I think the accepted wisdom is you should take it for a period of 6 months from when you feel better in order to try and prevent a relapse.  Got a feeling the drug information leaflet which comes with Mirt says this as well.  HTH
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    I have been taking it for a longish time or as long as I can remember - and I am on it for the long haul as far as I know. I have been taken  off lithium because it was poisioning me, Prozac because it was affecting my libido and quetiapine because t was making me a zombie. Mirt makes me very sleepy but that is the price I have to pay.
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    I think you should at least take it for 6 months...

    I took 30 mg for 2 years, and it is very hard to get off them afterwards, but they can be a help to get some sleep and appetite.

    good luck!

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