What is Mianserin?

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Mianserin an international product, is a psychoactive drug of the tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) chemical class which is classified as a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA) and has antidepressant, anxiolytic, hypnotic, antiemetic, orexigenic, and antihistamine effects.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Insomnia 7 6
Depressed mood 5 4
Difficulty staying asleep 4 7
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Major depressive disorder 1 2
Migraine 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mianserin

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Grogginess in morning 1
Increased appetite 1
Tiredness 1
Vivid dreams 1
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Mianserin

Dosage Patients
30 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Mianserin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 4
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Mianserin

Duration

Currently taking Mianserin

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Mianserin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Mianserin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Mianserin

Aug 27, 2015 (Started May 13, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2011 (Started Oct 20, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2009 (Started Aug 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Good for insomnia

  • 0 helpful marks
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