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Avanza 45mg (Mirtazapine) 30 Tablets/Pack by MSD


Avanza 45mg (Mirtazapine) 30 Tablets/Pack by MSD

Avanza 45mg (Mirtazapine)

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Product Name
Avanza 45mg (Mirtazapine) 30 Tablets/Pack by MSD
Active Ingredient
Mirtazapine 45mg
Manufacturer
Merck Sharp & Dohme
Product Type
To be specified
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock
Avanza tablets 45mg contain mirtazapine, an antidepressant used to treat major depression to relieve symptoms and prevent relapse.

Avanza general information

What is Avanza used for?

Avanza tablets 45mg are used to treat episodes of major depression to relieve symptoms of depressive illness, including anxiety, loss of interest in usual activities, disturbed sleep, change in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of suicide. Avanza tablets 45mg are also used to prevent relapse of depression. Avanza tablets 45mg also have sedative properties.

How does Avanza work?

Avanza tablets 45mg contain mirtazapine, which is an antidepressant belonging to the class of drugs known as tetracyclic antidepressant, although it is also classified as a Noradrenergic and Specific Seratonergic Antidepressant (NaSSA), because it acts as an antagonist of alpha adrenergic receptors in the central nervous system, which in turn increases the amount of noradrenaline and serotonin neurotransmitters(brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate). Mirtazapine in Avanza tablets 45mg has several pharmacological properties, due to its interaction with several chemicals and numerous neurotransmitter systems that are thought to be involved in depression. These include blocking the effect of histamine, which explains its sedative properties. Also Mirtazapine in Avanza tablets 45mg blocks certain serotonin receptors, which prevents some of the side effects seen with antidepressants of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) and it does not have any effect as a reuptake inhibitor, which is how most SSRIs and SNRIs (Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors) work. The action of Mirtazapine in Avanza tablets 45mg helps correct the chemical imbalance caused by a lack of certain neurotransmitters that is thought to be one of the major causes of depression and other mood disorders, particularly a lack of serotonin, which controls many body activities, including regulating mood.

What does Avanza contain?

Avanza tablets 45mg contain the active ingredient mirtazapine, a tetracyclic antidepressant classified as a Noradrenergic and Specific Seratonergic Antidepressant (NaSSA), used to treat and relieve symptoms of major depression. They also contain maize starch, hydroxypropyl cellulose, magnesium stearate, colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 8000, titanium dioxide (E171).

Treating depression with Avanza

Avanza tablets 45mg contain mirtazapine, a tetracyclic antidepressant used to treat episodes of major depression to relieve symptoms of depressive illness, including anxiety, loss of interest in usual activities, disturbed sleep, change in appetite, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and recurrent thoughts of suicide. Avanza tablets 45mg are also used to prevent relapse of depression. Mirtazapine in Avanza tablets 45mg interacts with several chemicals and numerous neurotransmitter systems that are thought to be involved in depression. These include blocking alpha adrenergic receptors in the central nervous system, which in turn increases the amount of noradrenaline and serotonin neurotransmitters(brain chemical that allows nerve cells to communicate). This action of Mirtazapine in Avanza tablets 45mg helps correct the chemical imbalance caused by a lack of these neurotransmitters, which is thought to be one of the major causes of depression and other mood disorders, particularly a lack of serotonin, which controls many body activities, including regulating mood. Mirtazapine in Avanza tablets 45mg also blocks certain serotonin receptors, which prevents some of the side effects seen with antidepressants of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) and it does not have any effect as a reuptake inhibitor, which is how most SSRIs and SNRIs (Serotonin-Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitors) work.

What are the side effects of Avanza?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Avanza tablets 45mg include: increase in appetite and weight gain, lethargy, drowsiness or sleepiness, headache, tiredness, dry mouth, nausea diarrhoea, vomiting, orthostatic hypotension or dizzy spell (low blood pressure when standing up), abnormal dreams, tremor, dizziness, painful joints, back pain, muscle aches and pains, oedema (swelling due to fluid accumulation), skin rash.

When should Avanza not be used?

You should not use Avanza tablets 45mg if you:
  • are allergic to mirtazapine or any ingredients in Avanza
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have kidney or liver disease
  • have had a recent heart attack or have other heart problems like angina
  • have certain conditions without discussion with your doctor, including low blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, problems in urinating due to an enlarged prostate,
  • are taking any monoamine oxidase inhibitor medications (such as phenelzine, tranylcypromine and moclobemide) as these can cause serious reactions if taken with Avanza
  • are taking medicines that interact with Avanza, including other antidepressants like the SNRI venlafaxine, lithium for bipolar, St John’s wort, benzodiazepines for anxiety, anticoagulants like warfarin, the antifungal ketoconazole, cimetidine for stomach ulcers, the antibiotic erythromycin, anticonvulsant carbamazepine, the antiepileptic phenytoin, alcohol

What medications interact with Avanza?

Several medications interact with Avanza and should either not be taken while you are taking Avanza or only after discussion and instruction from your doctor:
  • Drugs that cause a serious reaction with Avanza: monoamine oxidase inhibitor medications, like phenelzine, other antidepressants like the SNRI venlafaxine, lithium for bipolar, St John’s wort, alcohol
  • Drugs that affect Avanza: the antifungal ketoconazole, cimetidine for stomach ulcers, the antibiotic erythromycin, anticonvulsant carbamazepine, the antiepileptic phenytoin
  • Drugs that are affected by Avanza: benzodiazepines for anxiety, anticoagulants like warfarin

How should Avanza be taken?

You should take your Avanza tablets 45mg swallowed whole with a glass of water with or without food once daily, at the same times each day preferably at bedtime. The dose you take and for how long depends on your doctor’s recommendations how well you are responding to treatment. You should begin to feel an improvement within one to two weeks, with maximum effect within four weeks and you should continue to take your Avanza tablets 45mg for at least a further four to six months after you feel well.

How long should you take Avanza?

You should take your Avanza tablets 45mg regularly for as long as recommended by your doctor and you should begin to feel an improvement within one to two weeks, with maximum effect within four weeks. You should continue to take your Avanza tablets 45mg for at least a further four to six months after you feel well.

Missed dose of Avanza

If you miss a dose of Avanza tablets 45mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Avanza be stored?

You should store your Avanza below 30°C in a cool dry place and protect from direct sunlight.


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