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What is this product used for:

Mirtazapine is used as an appetite stimulant for pets. It is extremely beneficial for pets that are suffering from a condition such as stomach disease, renal failure or other conditions that make pets feel queasy and lose their appetite. It is also prescribed to pets that are undergoing chemotherapy treatments, since an unsettled stomach is commonly attributed to chemotherapy.

Availability:

Mirtazapine requires a prescription from a veterinarian.

How this product should be used:

Generally, Mirtazapine is given once a day to dogs, and twice a week to cats. However, dosages vary by weight and by veterinarians' instructions so use accordingly.

What are the side effects:

One potential yet rare side effect is serotonin syndrome. It is caused when the serotonin levels become elevated. This usually occurs when Mirtazapine is used as part of a combination of other serotonin-increasing medications. Monitor your pet with elevated heart rate, tremors, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, fever or high blood pressure. Hyperactivity is also a sign in some dogs.

What special precautions are there:

Mirtazapine should not be combined with other antidepressants.

In the event of overdose:

Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this product:

Store in a cool, dry place inaccessible to children and pets.

Brand Name:

Mirtazapine

Generic Name:

Mirtazapine 15mg

What is this product used for:

Mirtazapine is used as an appetite stimulant for pets. It is extremely beneficial for pets that are suffering from a condition such as stomach disease, renal failure or other conditions that make pets feel queasy and lose their appetite. It is also prescribed to pets that are undergoing chemotherapy treatments, since an unsettled stomach is commonly attributed to chemotherapy.

Availability:

Mirtazapine requires a prescription from a veterinarian.

How this product should be used:

Generally, Mirtazapine is given once a day to dogs, and twice a week to cats. However, dosages vary by weight and by veterinarians' instructions so use accordingly.

What are the side effects:

One potential yet rare side effect is serotonin syndrome. It is caused when the serotonin levels become elevated. This usually occurs when Mirtazapine is used as part of a combination of other serotonin-increasing medications. Monitor your pet with elevated heart rate, tremors, dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, fever or high blood pressure. Hyperactivity is also a sign in some dogs.

What special precautions are there:

Mirtazapine should not be combined with other antidepressants.

In the event of overdose:

Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

How should I store this product:

Store in a cool, dry place inaccessible to children and pets.

How to Use
Directions:
  • Generally, Mirtazapine is given once a day to dogs, and twice a week to cats. However, dosages vary by weight and by 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:

It is important to find out the cause of the loss of appetite in your pet and treat the underlying condition and not just the symptoms.

Dosage:
Dogs/Puppies:
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Varies by weight, use according to your veterinarian.
Cats/Kittens:
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Varies by weight, use according to your veterinarian.
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Should be stored at room temperature. Keep away from moisture and heat.

Ingredients
Mirtazapine:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Mirtazapine USP
15 mg
Customer Reviews
Mirtazapine is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has saved my life for 5+ months When I became ill with a mass in my stomach, the oncologist said I had a poor prognosis even with 'chemo' My appetite was down and my spine was boney; I had lost ~two pounds. I was a few days away from starving. My owner found a different vet, and treats me with Prednisone, Mirtazapine (for my appetite) and Mitrizine (Cerenia) for my nausea. I have gained weight, strength, and resumed jumping around on furniture. My owner hugs me a lot. Other advice: 1) Give Mitrizine 1/2 hr before other med(s), to protect my stomach before the other pills. 2) IMPORTANT: Administer meds in AM, or "I" will keep you awake all night, b/c cats are nocturnal, and the Pred further energizes me. 3) Mitrizine makes me foam at the mouth, so insert the dose into a salmon treat, get it in the back of my tongue, and squirt some water down my throat so you make sure I swallow it. Otherwise, I try to spit it out or slyly discard it.
Date published: 2015-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved my cat's life! My cat was at stage 4 Kidney disease.when the U of Minnesota pet hospital recommended this for his lack of appetite. He had lost a # and gained it right back after using this about twice a week. About every three to four days he starts to lose his appetite. I then give him (for his 9 # weight) 1/8 to 1/4 of a pill. That keeps him from getting too much. I just chip off a piece and hold his head back until he swallows it.He does get anxious and eyes dilated after 10 minutes but he is suddenly starved and eats happily for 3 to 4 days and is very affectionate. Don't be scared of the temporary howling...use small chip dose.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My cat has lower intestional cancer and i was given this in a liquid form.. My cat hates the taste of this medicine, even though they made it chicken flavored he still does not like it at all and he makes himself drool excessively. Since taken this with his chemotherapy medicine he has started gaining weight. He actually eats like crazy after the medicine has kicked in and also no longer throws up. The one thing I do not like is that he gets a little anxious and his eyes become very dialated for at least 10 minutes, then he is back to himself. I love this product but feel bad having to give him any medicine at all but it has helped him 90%.
Date published: 2014-05-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good but a few side effects Seems to suppress nausea and it is helping my cat to eat more. But I wonder how good it is for her as it makes her hyper for at least the first 12 hours after giving it to her. And she meows a lot and seems restless. She has had 3 doses over the past week and a half...I may lengthen the time between doses...TBC
Date published: 2014-04-01
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Q&A

Can these pills be cut into quarters (4 pieces)?

My vet prescribed one-half of a 7.5 mg pill.
Asked by: OHenry
Yes, in fact when I received this medication directly from the vet it was already quartered. The dose for my 8 pound cat was 1/4 pill every other day. I received a second prescription and this time the pills where not cut, but the dose is the same, so I'll use a pill cutter.
Answered by: JalapenoHelen
Date published: 2016-05-28

Count

How many pills come in a bottle? I think it says 1000 pills for $0.59. I'm thinking that is wrong.
Asked by: Rob
The price listed is for the price of one individual tablet.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-05-19

Does this medication need to be given with food?

Asked by: Sideswipe
It can be given with food or on an empty stomach. Many pet owners will use a pill pocket or hide the pill in some moist food. You can give it in the morning but make sure you give it at the same time every day
Answered by: Linda M 1800petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2016-05-14

What are possible side effects in a small dog weighing 8 lbs when given 1/4 of a 15mg pill?

Asked by: Anonymous
My cat is 9 #s and I give him 1/8 of a pill...just a chip off it with a knife. He does howl and gets very affectionate the rest of the day. He gets lots of cuddles and is a little anxious.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2016-05-14

I notice that the tablet is coated. Does dividing it do any harm? (Vet prescribed 1/2 tab every 24 hr for our 43 pound bull terrier.)

If given daily, is there any need to taper off before quitting?
Asked by: Anonymous
My cat hates the taste but I have ice cold water available in his dish to help him wash it down after taking.He loves the water after and then within ten minutes is eating everything. I give him as much food as he wants in his dish.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2016-03-26

Should it be given with food? Any time of day better than any other?

Asked by: Anonymous
I give it when he won't eat...and I usually find that out in the morning when he gets his breakfast (wet cat food) and refuses it. So just give a chip of a pill for a 9 pound cat 1/8 pill. Don't let cat with kidney disease go for even a day without eating....very dangerous. This pill worked great for our cat.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2015-07-13

Can this be taken at the same time as Zantac or should they be spaced apart?

Asked by: kkg
These can be taken together. There are no known drug interactions.
Answered by: Stephanie Duesler, Pharm. D, MBA
Date published: 2014-09-25

vet prescribed 1/2 of this med daily 7.5 mg ,can't locate this med pet weight 10lbs,can you help?

or is there a generic ?
Asked by: sped
These pills are easily broken in half.
Answered by: Tami
Date published: 2015-03-11
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