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Mirtakem 7.5mg Tablet

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Mirtakem 7.5 MG Description

Mirtakem tablet is a prescription medicine used to manage all types of depression. It has a single active ingredient, Mirtazapine. It is an antidepressant medication. The mode of action of Mirtakem ta...
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ContainsMirtazapine(7.5 Mg)
UsesAll types of depression
Side effectsChanges in appetite or weight, Weakness or tiredness, Nervousness, Dizziness or lightheadedness, Feeling unsteady when walking, Decreased ability to concentrate or remember things, Changes in sexual desire or ability, Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
ClassificationANTI-DEPRESSANT
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Uses of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

  • As per CDSCO and USFDA, Mirtakem tablets are antidepressant medicines used to manage all types of depression.

Contraindications of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

  • If you are allergic to any component of this tablet.
  • If you are already using different antidepressants such as MAO inhibitors for the last 14 days.
  • If you have agranulocytosis (low white blood cells). This medicine can increase the chance of infection.
  • If you were diagnosed with angle-closure glaucoma, an eye condition associated with increased fluid pressure inside the eye, this medicine worsens the condition.
  • If you have self-harming or suicidal thoughts.
  • If you have uncontrolled hypertension.
  • If you have acute mania and are diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
  • If you have severe heart disease such as a recent heart attack, heart rhythm problem such as long QT syndrome.
  • If you have severe renal or liver impairment.
  • If you have a history of seizure disorder.
  • If you have low sodium levels (hyponatremia).

Side effects of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

  • Constipation
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Weakness or tiredness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Decreased ability to concentrate or remember things
  • Dry mouth
  • Changes in sexual desire or ability

Precautions and Warnings of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Mirtakem tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Mirtakem tablets are not recommended for pregnant women. However, they may be prescribed by a doctor if necessary, and the benefits outweigh the risks. As of today, there are inadequate studies on the safety of Mirtakem tablets during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the baby. Consult your doctor before using them.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Mirtakem tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
There is not much information on the safety of Mirtakem tablets for breastfeeding women and babies. Some studies showed that only a small amount gets transferred into breast milk, which is unlikely to cause any issues in the baby. However, please consult your doctor before taking this medication.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Mirtakem tablet?
A:
No. Driving or operating heavy machinery is not safe after taking a Mirtakem tablet, as this medicine can cause drowsiness, dizziness, and blurred vision.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with a Mirtakem tablet?
A:
It is not advisable to take Mirtakem tablets with alcohol. Mirtakem tablets exaggerate the effects of alcohol and may cause nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, dizziness, fainting, and blurred vision.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are over 65 years; slow metabolism in older persons increases the risk of side effects of Mirtakem tablets.
  • You take herbal or Ayurvedic products or supplements; some of these can cause adverse effects when combined with Mirtakem tablets.
  • You experience mood changes or thoughts of self-harming. Seek medical help immediately.
  • You have planned for a surgery or a dental procedure.
  • You have high blood pressure.
  • You have a heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • You are using medicines that increase serotonin levels.

Mode of Action of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

How Does It Work?

Mirtakem tablets contain Mirtazapine as their active ingredient. This medicine is a unique type of antidepressant. It has a rapid onset of action. It is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antid...
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Directions for Use of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

  • Take the Mirtakem tablet precisely in the prescribed dose and the duration.
  • Do not increase the dose of Mirtakem tablets by yourself, even if you do not notice its effects.
  • Try to swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water; do not break or chew it.
  • You can take Mirtakem tablets with or without food.
  • Do not use this medicine if its packaging is already open or damaged.
  • Do not abruptly stop taking Mirtakem medication, as it can have side effects.
  • It's better not to take it with other medicines without informing your doctor.

Interactions of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Taking Mirtakem tablets along with other antidepressant medications such as linezolid, diazepam, fluoxetine, etc., can cause severe adverse reactions.
  • Using high doses of opioid painkillers, such as tramadol, with Mirtakem tablets can cause extreme drowsiness and other side effects.
  • Combining Mirtakem tablets with blood thinners like aspirin, warfarin, etc., can increase the risk of abnormal bleeding. Monitor INR (it is a test for bleeding) while using them.
  • Inform your doctor if you are using certain antibiotics, HIV medicines, etc., before starting your Mirtakem regime.
  • Cimetidine can increase the levels of Mirtakem tablets, which can cause side effects.
  • Mirtakem tablets can interact with many other medicines. Inform your doctor of all current treatments and medication before taking Mirtakem tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • Try to avoid grapefruit and its juice as it can increase the levels of this medicine in the body and cause side effects.
  • Also, try to avoid too much coffee or caffeine-related products and drinks. It can interfere with the effects of this medicine. It can also increase serotonin levels in the body, leading to severe sid...
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Storage and disposal of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

Store Mirtakem tablets in a dry place. Protect the medicine from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Mirtakem tablets out of the reach of pets and children. Do not use this m...
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Dosage of Mirtakem 7.5 MG

Overdose

Symptoms of an overdose of Mirtakem tablets include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, seizures (fits), fainting, low blood pressure and loss of consciousness. In case of a...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of your Mirtakem tablet, take it as soon as you recall. However, if it's already time for the next dose of Mirtakem tablets, then skip the missed one and continue with the cu...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Do Mirtakem tablets cause addiction?

A: No. Mirtakem tablets do not cause addiction issues if you take them in prescribed amounts. But, this medicine can cause physical dependence in some people if used for a long time. Do not use this medicine for more than the recommended duration. Please consult your doctor.

Q: Should I take the Mirtakem tablet before or after a meal?

A: You can take Mirtakem tablets at any time, with or without food.

Q: Can I give Mirtakem tablets to children?

A: Mirtakem tablets are not approved for use in children. There is not much information on the effectiveness of Mirtakem tablets on children. Please consult a doctor for an appropriate treatment for depression in children.
Product Details
Brand
MIRTAKEM
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
28/09/2022

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