In structure, mirtazapine can also be classified as a tetracyclic antidepressant (Te CA) and is the 6-aza analogue of mianserin.In a meta-analysis published in 2009 that compared the efficacy and tolerability of 12 second-generation antidepressants, mirtazapine was found to be superior to all of the included selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), reboxetine and bupropion in terms of antidepressant efficacy, while it was average in regard to tolerability.The major classifications of antidepressants are MAOI (monamine oxidase inhibitor), TCA (tricyclic), SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor).As researchers try to develop more selective antidepressants and to eliminate as many side effects as possible, new drugs and new antidepressant classifications are appearing.
(Those adverse effects include decreased appetite, weight loss, insomnia, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, urinary retention, increased body temperature, excessive sweating, pupil dilation and sexual dysfunction.
This is a list of psychiatric medications used by psychiatrists to treat mental illness or distress.
The list is ordered alphabetically according to the condition or conditions, then by the generic name of each medication.
Remeron (Mirtazapine) may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior.
Watch for worsening depression or any unusual changes in mood or behavior, especially during the first few months of treatment or when the dose changes.