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.
Dogs & Cats
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.
Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. Safety of Mirtazapine is unproven in pregnancy and lactation.
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.