Mirtazapine is an atypical antidepressant that blocks presynaptic α2 receptors and also has serotonin 5-HT2 and 5-HT3 receptor antagonist activity.
Mirtazapine is indicated as a treatment for depression and other mood disorders.
This drug works by blocking α2 agonists, which in turn leads to enhanced adrenergic and serotonergic transmission.
This drug is generally defined as a selective α2 adrenergic receptor antagonist.
Sedation is a common side effect that may occur, possibly due to the blockade of 5-HT2 and 5-HT3 receptors.
This drug is a potent stimulator of appetite and may cause weight gain, especially in younger patients.
Mirtazapine has been associated with increases in serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
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