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Sherri
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So my dog has two large pills he has to take. He's lost his appetite and absolutely refuses to take the pills.....those of which I had always administered with.... Food! So, he doesn't want food - won't take pill. How am I supposed to get him to take ANOTHER pill to help increase an appetite that is currently nonexistent? It's not like I can wrap the pill in food - that is my current problem
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Stripes
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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.
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Lisa
Posted 6 years ago
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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.
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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%.
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Posted 7 years ago
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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
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Rambo
Posted 3 months ago
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can this tablet be broken in half if my vet prescribed 7.5 mg
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Budda
Posted 1 year ago
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Does this medication come in liquid form
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I'm so sorry, we only offer this medication in a tablet form.
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Posted 1 year ago
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Jerone
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Our dog was prescribed Mirtazapine 15 mg, 1/2 tablet 1 x daily.  Had 2 doses so far, but still won’t eat.  He weighs 61 lbs.  How long does it take to stimulate an appetitie?
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Mirtazapine usually works rather quickly to stimulate appetite. Be sure to provide palatable foods and plenty of water. Consult your veterinarian if no improvement is seen within a couple of more days.
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Lisa M
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Sevi12
Posted 2 years ago
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What is the typical expiration period...is it 6 months, 1year?  That will help me determine how many to order.
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This medication has a year to two year shelf life.
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Nadine
Posted 3 years ago
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My dog was prescribed half of a 7.5mg tablet, can this easily be cut into quarters ?
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This medication comes in a small tablet that can easily be cut in half. You may want to use a pill cutter.
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Posted 3 years ago
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KSpend
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
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My cat was prescribed mirtaxapine 15mg. Instead of cutting them in 4ths, I accidentally gave him the whole pill. The vet said he will get pretty loopy but should I be more worried??! 
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In the event of overdose: Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
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Posted 4 years ago
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Carol
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
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I ordered the white pills but got the yellow ones. Is there any difference in efficacy?! I will tell you they are MUC harder to cut into eighths for my cat ....
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The only difference between them is the generic company that manufactured the medication. There is no difference if efficacy.
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Lisa M
Posted 4 years ago
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Lucy
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
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Is there a preference of what time of day to give this medication and should it be given on an empty stomach?  How long after you give it should you give your dog food?  Thank you.
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Thank you for your question. Generally, Mirtazapine is given once a day to dogs; however, dosages vary by weight and by veterinarians' instructions so use accordingly. Mirtazapine requires a prescription from a veterinarian so they should give you specific instructions suited for your dog.
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Posted 4 years ago
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What is Mirtazapine?

Mirtazapine was created to treat depression in humans, but was found to be very beneficial in stimulating appetite in pets. It is usually administered to pets suffering from conditions like renal failure and stomach disease. In addition, it aids with loss of appetite or nausea associated with cancer treatments. Mirtazapine is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Stimulates appetite in pets
  • Used as an anti-nausea for pets undergoing cancer treatments
  • Comes in a small tablet
  • Sold per tablet

How does Mirtazapine work?

Mirtazapine causes a side effect that stimulates appetite. It also has strong anti-nausea properties that block signals from the intestine and stomach that communicate with the vomit center of the brain.

Cautions:

Keep out of reach of children. Safety of Mirtazapine is unproven in pregnant and lactating pets.

Brand Name:

Mirtazapine (Vedco)

Generic Name:

Pancreatic Enzymes

What is the most important thing I should know about Mirtazapine?

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. Mirtazapine requires a prescription from a veterinarian.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Mirtazapine to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently on any other medications.

How should Mirtazapine be given?

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 potential side effects of Mirtazapine?

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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Mirtazapine?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Mirtazapine?

If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Mirtazapine, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

What should I avoid while giving Mirtazapine to my pet?

Mirtazapine should not be combined with other antidepressants.

What other drugs will affect Mirtazapine?

Mirtazapine may interact with other antidepressants. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently on any other medications.

Mirtazapine 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.

Mirtazapine Dosage:

Mirtazapine Dosage for Cats/Kittens
Weight Dosage
All weights Varies by weight, use according to your veterinarian
Mirtazapine Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Varies by weight, use according to your veterinarian
Mirtazapine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

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

Mirtazapine Ingredients:

Mirtazapine:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Mirtazapine USP
15 mg

What is Mirtazapine?

Mirtazapine was created to treat depression in humans, but was found to be very beneficial in stimulating appetite in pets. It is usually administered to pets suffering from conditions like renal failure and stomach disease. In addition, it aids with loss of appetite or nausea associated with cancer treatments. Mirtazapine is sold per tablet and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Cats and Dogs

Benefits:

  • Stimulates appetite in pets
  • Used as an anti-nausea for pets undergoing cancer treatments
  • Comes in a small tablet
  • Sold per tablet

How does Mirtazapine work?

Mirtazapine causes a side effect that stimulates appetite. It also has strong anti-nausea properties that block signals from the intestine and stomach that communicate with the vomit center of the brain.

Cautions:

Keep out of reach of children. Safety of Mirtazapine is unproven in pregnant and lactating pets.

Brand Name:

Mirtazapine (Vedco)

Generic Name:

Pancreatic Enzymes

What is the most important thing I should know about Mirtazapine?

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. Mirtazapine requires a prescription from a veterinarian.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Mirtazapine to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently on any other medications.

How should Mirtazapine be given?

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 potential side effects of Mirtazapine?

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 happens if I miss giving a dose of Mirtazapine?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember during the same day. However, if you don't remember until the next day, skip the dose you missed and give only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Mirtazapine?

If you suspect that your pet has received an overdose of Mirtazapine, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic immediately.

What should I avoid while giving Mirtazapine to my pet?

Mirtazapine should not be combined with other antidepressants.

What other drugs will affect Mirtazapine?

Mirtazapine may interact with other antidepressants. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is currently on any other medications.

Mirtazapine 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.

Mirtazapine Dosage:

Mirtazapine Dosage for Cats/Kittens
Weight Dosage
All weights Varies by weight, use according to your veterinarian
Mirtazapine Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights Varies by weight, use according to your veterinarian
Mirtazapine Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

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

Mirtazapine Ingredients:

Mirtazapine:
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Mirtazapine USP
15 mg
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Sherri
Posted 1 year ago
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Question is
So my dog has two large pills he has to take. He's lost his appetite and absolutely refuses to take the pills.....those of which I had always administered with.... Food! So, he doesn't want food - won't take pill. How am I supposed to get him to take ANOTHER pill to help increase an appetite that is currently nonexistent? It's not like I can wrap the pill in food - that is my current problem
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Stripes
Posted 5 years ago
Posted 5 years ago
Breed Striped tabby
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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.
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Lisa
Posted 6 years ago
Posted 6 years ago
Breed tiger farm cat from Sweden
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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.
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Great Product
Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago
Breed domestic short hair
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Overall effectiveness
5.0
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%.
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Annie
Posted 7 years ago
Posted 7 years ago
Breed Mixed
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4.0
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
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Rambo
Posted 3 months ago
Posted 3 months ago
QUESTION
can this tablet be broken in half if my vet prescribed 7.5 mg
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Author avatar
Budda
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
QUESTION
Does this medication come in liquid form
ANSWERS (1)
I'm so sorry, we only offer this medication in a tablet form.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
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Jerone
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
Our dog was prescribed Mirtazapine 15 mg, 1/2 tablet 1 x daily.  Had 2 doses so far, but still won’t eat.  He weighs 61 lbs.  How long does it take to stimulate an appetitie?
ANSWERS (1)
Mirtazapine usually works rather quickly to stimulate appetite. Be sure to provide palatable foods and plenty of water. Consult your veterinarian if no improvement is seen within a couple of more days.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Sevi12
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
QUESTION
What is the typical expiration period...is it 6 months, 1year?  That will help me determine how many to order.
ANSWERS (1)
This medication has a year to two year shelf life.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
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Nadine
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
My dog was prescribed half of a 7.5mg tablet, can this easily be cut into quarters ?
ANSWERS (1)
This medication comes in a small tablet that can easily be cut in half. You may want to use a pill cutter.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
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KSpend
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
My cat was prescribed mirtaxapine 15mg. Instead of cutting them in 4ths, I accidentally gave him the whole pill. The vet said he will get pretty loopy but should I be more worried??! 
ANSWERS (1)
In the event of overdose: Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
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Carol
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
I ordered the white pills but got the yellow ones. Is there any difference in efficacy?! I will tell you they are MUC harder to cut into eighths for my cat ....
ANSWERS (1)
The only difference between them is the generic company that manufactured the medication. There is no difference if efficacy.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
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Lucy
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
QUESTION
Is there a preference of what time of day to give this medication and should it be given on an empty stomach?  How long after you give it should you give your dog food?  Thank you.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Generally, Mirtazapine is given once a day to dogs; however, dosages vary by weight and by veterinarians' instructions so use accordingly. Mirtazapine requires a prescription from a veterinarian so they should give you specific instructions suited for your dog.
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Posted 4 years ago
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