What is/are Mianserin?
Mianserin (Bolvidon, Depnon, Norval, Tolvon, Lerivon) is a psychoactive drug of the tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) therapeutic family. It is classified as a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA) and has antidepressant, anxiolytic, hypnotic, antiemetic, orexigenic, and antihistamine effects. It was previously available internationally, however in most markets it has been phased out in favor of its analogue and successor mirtazapine (Remeron).
Mianserin is used in the treatment of depression, such as that associated with agitation or anxiety, and has similar efficacy to the antidepressant drug moclobemide.
Common side effects of mianserin may include dizziness, blurred vision, sedation, drowsiness or somnolence, increased appetite or hyperphagia and subsequent weight gain, dry mouth or xerostomia, and constipation, among others. Potentially serious adverse reactions may include allergic reaction, fainting or syncope, seizures or convulsions, and white blood cell reduction or agranulocytosis.
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