Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mirtazapine mnemonic

Hello!

Here's a short post on the atypical antidepressant, Mirtazapine! It's an alpha 2 antagonist that increases release of NE (norepinephrine) and 5-HT (serotonin)

Mirtazapine causes sedation (desirable in depressed patients with insomnia)

Mnemonic: MirtaZZZZapine
Zzz for 😴 sleep

Mirtazapine increases appetite, causes weight gain (desirable in elderly or anorexic patients)

Mnemonic:
M - Mirtazapine makes you motu
(Motu in Hindi / Urdu is fat)

-IkaN

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