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Mirtazapine And Alchohol?

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Has anyone tried drinking whilst on this? I know the leaflet says to avoid it as it may cause drowsiness. Drowsiness I can handle, but a friend suggested that drinking with this drug could make me very ill. Is this true?

I'm not much of a drinker, I only ask as it's my birthday in a few days.

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Has anyone tried drinking whilst on this? I know the leaflet says to avoid it as it may cause drowsiness. Drowsiness I can handle, but a friend suggested that drinking with this drug could make me very ill. Is this true?

I'm not much of a drinker, I only ask as it's my birthday in a few days.

i had four beers on saturday and found that it just made me a bit more sleepy .... nothing else at all ... although i did find my anxiety was a little bit worse the next morning ... but then alcohol always causes anxiety for me the next day so dont spose its much different really. i dont think the occasional drink will do much harm ... but then im not qualified and only going on my own experience. It certainly didnt make me ill and the effect of the alcohol was same as without the drug ... just fell asleep earlier LOL xx good luck

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Has anyone tried drinking whilst on this? I know the leaflet says to avoid it as it may cause drowsiness. Drowsiness I can handle, but a friend suggested that drinking with this drug could make me very ill. Is this true?

I'm not much of a drinker, I only ask as it's my birthday in a few days.

Hi DoomPixie,

There are chemical reasons why it is not wise to drink on any AD, mirtazapine included. Mirtazapine is designed to make more serotonin available at the neurotransmitter level in the brain, alcohol causes depletion of serotonin from the brain. If the medical profession advises against using alcohol while you are taking mirtazapine, what is so hard to understand. If something goes wrong with your treatment, will you cop to the fact that you have been drinking and possibly been adversely effecting your medications? Why experiment? Your MH issues are too important to fool around with their outcome.

Peace and Love.... wayne

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Has anyone tried drinking whilst on this? I know the leaflet says to avoid it as it may cause drowsiness. Drowsiness I can handle, but a friend suggested that drinking with this drug could make me very ill. Is this true?

I'm not much of a drinker, I only ask as it's my birthday in a few days.

Hello doompixie,

I asked my doc about Remeron and alcohol when he prescribed this medicine for me.

- Social drinking on a moderate level is no problem, the man said.

But he strongly advised against hard drinking.

Keep smiling,

X-ray

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Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of mirtazapine.

This excerpt is from a PDA program that most doctors use when they look up drugs, it is kind of a portable PDR. Please notice that it does not quantify what amount might be safe or not. Ethanol is also listed in the portion of this program that describe a negative interaction with mirtazapine.

Peace and Love.... wayne

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I've found that even a couple of beers the previous evening can make me feel down and/or anxious the next day.

In my opinion, alcohol should be avoided altogether.

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I can tell you that drinking, for me, ruined what was otherwise a good experience on Cymbalta. Two weeks ago, I was back to square one. If the med is working for you, please be smart and work with it.

Happy birthday, by the way!

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This topic is now closed.

For further information/advice, please follow the link to the pinned topic "Antidepressants And Alcohol" in the PAS forum.

http://www.depressionforums.org/forums/Ant...hol-t29625.html

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Anybody that drinks while taking an antidepressant is taking irresponsible chances with their physical and mental health!

ToS

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