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What is Mirtazapine Compounded?

Mirtazapine was created to treat depression in humans, but is most beneficial to stimulate appetite in pets suffering from a variety of illnesses. Compounding is beneficial in instances where a specific dosage is unavailable or in different forms to make it easier to dose your pet. Mirtazapine Compounded requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

This product cannot be shipped into NC or SC.

Please note: Chewtabs and liquids, unless specified otherwise, are shipped unflavored. If you wish to add a flavor for your pet, please contact our customer service at 1-888-738-6331.

The following flavors are available to make this product more palatable for your cat: Fish Chowder, Salmon, Tuna, Shrimp, Sardine, and Chicken.

The following flavors are available to make this product more palatable for your dog: Chicken, Beef and Bacon.

For: Dogs & Cats

Benefits:
Anti-nausea properties
Increases appetite in pets
Can be used in pets suffering from nausea associated with cancer treatments

How it works:
Mirtazapine has strong anti-nausea properties by acting on the neuroreceptors in the intestine and stomach that communicate with the vomit center of the brain. It also increases the appetite in pets suffering from stomach problems, renal failure and cancer.

Cautions:
Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Safety of Mirtazapine is unproven in pregnancy and lactation.

Directions:

Generally, Mirtazapine is given once a day to dogs, and twice a week to cats, however, dosages vary by weight and the veterinarians instructions so use accordingly.
It is used to treat conditions where poor appetite and nausea go together.
It is also used to alleviate the nausea associated with chemotherapy when treating cancer.
Tip: The most common side effect of this medication is drowsiness.

A compounded medication is the creation of a particular medication to fit the unique needs of a patient, including changing the form of the medication (e.g., from a solid pill to a liquid) for a variety reasons (e.g., to make it easier to take, to avoid a non-essential ingredient, to obtain the exact dose needed, adding favorite flavors).

If you are having difficulty giving your pet prescribed medication or need to find a discontinued medication, 1-800-PetMeds offers compounding services on select medications. We can prepare the following: (1) custom strength quantities of a medication (as capsules, liquid, chewable tablets, or transdermal (absorbed through the skin); (2) dosage forms to mask bitter or unpleasant taste (such as capsules or chewable tablets that can also be flavored); (3) dosage forms to make it easier to dose your pet such as a transdermal or liquid (that can also be flavored); and (4) discontinued products such as cisapride or DES.

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Hi, I am currently giving Mirtazapine for my CRF cat Chubby. Although he is VERY DIFFICULT to pill. I saw your on your site that you can get this compounded or in a liquid. I do have a question though. I currently give chubby 7.5 mgs (a half tablet) every three days. I wasn't sure which mg to pick since you didn't have the 7.5 mg amount.
Thanks so much for your help.

Mike
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You can get a 7.5 mg dose of Mirtazapine from either the 5mg/ml or 10 mg/ml liquid; however, the 10mg/ml is more cost effective. Consulting your veterinarian is recommended.
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