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Side Effects of Mirtazapine

Common Side Effects Seen With Mirtazapine

Mirtazapine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common mirtazapine side effects included:
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people) included:
  • Flu-like symptoms (such as fever or chills)
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Abnormal thinking
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Muscle pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Confusion
  • Back pain
  • Fluid retention (edema)
  • Difficulty breathing.

Rare Mirtazapine Side Effects

Rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of people taking mirtazapine. Because these side effects are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether they are because of the medication or something else.
Some of these rare side effects of mirtazapine include but are not limited to:
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