HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your Doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different. Please read more important details about our site.

What can it be used for?

  • 18 & Over
    If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe mirtazapine for you as a licensed medicine for depression (low mood)
  • Under 18
    If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you

Ways to take and what's in it?

  • Tablets

    15mg, 30mg and 45mg strengths

  • Oral drops

    15mg, 30mg and 45mg strengths

  • Liquids

    15mg in 1 ml

Mirtazapine is an antidepressant medicine.

Mirtazapine is mainly used to treat depression.

You can take mirtazapine as tablets, dissolving tablets or liquid.

If you have any thoughts of suicide, or of other ways of hurting yourself, go straight to a hospital with your medicine. This may be a side-effect, and you need urgent help.

Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility.