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robert57

Trying to come off 15mg mirtazapine. Cannot get a liquid form, and the pill is so small, how do you cut it? Thanks. I have been on it about 7-8 months.

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robert57

How do you taper off mirtazapine? The tablets are very small?

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robert57

I tapered off 50mg in a few days because of a bad reaction to Seroquel. But I was only taking it about 6 weeks.

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ChessieCat

Hi robert and welcome to SA.

 

You've come to the right place.  We have lots of excellent information on this site.  I will add a tag to your topic so you can click on it and find other members who have the same drug in their tags.  It will be at the top left below the topic title.

 

We ask all members to provide their drug history as a signature.  This way we can see your details at a glance.  Please remember to update whenever you make a change so it remains current.  Thank you.

 

 A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature - ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

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SA recommends tapering by no more than 10% of your previous dose followed by a hold of about 4 weeks to allow the brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  Here are a couple of links for you to check out:

 

Before you begin tapering what you need to know

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

It is possible to make your own liquid.  The information is in Post #1 of this topic:  Tips for tapering off Remeron (mirtazapine)

 

This is your own Introduction topic where you can ask questions and journal your progress.

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Kitson

You can make it into a liquid and measure your dose with a syringe. ChessieCat posted the link on how to make a liquid suspension.

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robert57

I have no idea where to get the liquid mirtazapine?

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robert57

Or how to make it into a liquid.?

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baroquep

As ChessieCat mentioned above ... It is possible to make your own liquid.  The information is in Post #1 of this topic:  Tips for tapering off Remeron (mirtazapine).

 

As well, could you please take the time to fill in your withdrawal signature history as requested.  It is difficult to make any specific recommendations without seeing your history.

 

A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature - ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses.
  • list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs. 
  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago)
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Hopefull

Hi Robert57,

I have been coming off Mirtazapine for the last 3 years. 

The easiest way to do it is to get a prescription for Avanza SolTab 15mg.

It is a water soluble tablet.

Put 15mls of water into a medicine cup.

Dissolve 15mg tablet into the water. 

Stir really well and quickly draw out with the syrange the amount that you need.

I discard the rest. My GP has told me you can store the rest in the fridge.

I don't,  because I am super sensitive and I don't know if the potency remains the same if kept in the fridge. 

This has been the easiest way for me to get off Mirtazapine. 

Good luck with it all, Hopefull. :)

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robert57

I'm doing a liquid taper of mirtazapine. A compounding pharmacy did it at 11.25mgs = 1ml, so I extract 1ml and drink that. Does that sound right? It is concentrated so I shake it good. 11.25mgs was where I was at when I switched off the pills. Thanks.

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baroquep

Hi Robert57, I've moved your new post back into your introduction thread as there is only one thread per member.  It's best to keep all of your information concerning your particular situation in one place that way moderators are able to see your information at a glance.  Would you mind completing your withdrawal history signature so that we can provide you will advice specific to your situation?

 

On 2017-09-04 at 1:11 PM, baroquep said:

As ChessieCat mentioned above ... It is possible to make your own liquid.  The information is in Post #1 of this topic:  Tips for tapering off Remeron (mirtazapine).

 

As well, could you please take the time to fill in your withdrawal signature history as requested.  It is difficult to make any specific recommendations without seeing your history.

 

A request: Would you summarize your history in a signature - ALL drugs, doses, dates, and discontinuations & reinstatements, in the last 12-24 months particularly?

  • Please leave out symptoms and diagnoses.
  • list is easier to understand than one or multiple paragraphs. 
  • Any drugs prior to 24 months ago can just be listed with start and stop years.
  • Please use actual dates or approximate dates (mid-June, Late October) rather than relative time frames (last week, 3 months ago)
  • Spell out months, e.g. "October" or "Oct."; 9/1/2016 can be interpreted as Jan. 9, 2016 or Sept. 1, 2016.
  • Link to Account Settings – Create or Edit a signature.

 

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robert57

Thanks does that sound right? 11.25mg= 1ml, that's how compounding pharmacy mixed it? I store the sealed bottle in fridge.

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