Mirtazapine: Drug Effects, Side Effects, Dosage and Uses

Products Mirtazapine is commercially available in the form of film-coated tablets and meltable tablets (Remeron, generics). It has been approved in many countries since 1999. Structure and properties Mirtazapine (C17H19N3, Mr = 265.35 g/mol) is a racemate and exists as a white crystalline powder that is sparingly soluble in water. It is structurally closely related … Read more

Paroxetine

Products Paroxetine is commercially available as film-coated tablets and as a suspension (Deroxat, generic). It has been approved in many countries since 1993. Paroxetine is also marketed as Seroxat and Paxil in some countries. Slow-release paroxetine (CR) is not currently available in many countries. Structure and properties Paroxetine (C19H20FNO3, Mr = 329.4 g/mol) is present … Read more

Melitracene

Products Melitracene is marketed in the form of film-coated tablets exclusively in combination with flupentixol (Deanxit). It has been approved in many countries since 1973. see under melitracene and flupentixol Structure and properties Melitracene (C21H25N, Mr = 291.4 g/mol) Effects Melitracene (ATC N06CA02) has antidepressant properties. Indications In combination with flupentixol: Mild to moderate states … Read more

Bupropion

Products Bupropion is commercially available in the form of sustained-release tablets (Wellbutrin XR, Zyban). The two drugs are used for different indications (see below). The active ingredient has been approved in many countries since 1999. Structure and properties Bupropion (C13H18ClNO, Mr = 239.7 g/mol) is present as a racemate and as bupropion hydrochloride, a white … Read more

Fluvoxamine

Products Fluvoxamine is commercially available in the form of film-coated tablets (Floxyfral). It has been approved in many countries since 1983. Structure and properties Fluvoxamine (C15H21F3N2O2, Mr = 318.33 g/mol) is present in drugs as fluvoxamine maleate, a white, odorless, crystalline powder that is sparingly soluble in water. Effects Fluvoxamine (ATC N06AB08) has antidepressant properties. … Read more

Nortriptyline

Products Nortriptyline was commercially available in the form of film-coated tablets (nortrilen). It was approved in many countries in 1964. It was discontinued from distribution in 2016. Structure and properties Nortriptyline (C19H21N, Mr = 263.4 g/mol) is present in drugs as nortriptyline hydrochloride, a white powder that is sparingly soluble in water. It is an … Read more

Trimipramine

Products Trimipramine is commercially available in tablet and drop form (Surmontil, generic). It has been approved in many countries since 1962. Structure and properties Trimipramine (C20H26N2, Mr= 294.5 g/mol) is present in drugs as trimipramine mesilate or trimipramine maleate, a racemate and white crystalline powder that is sparingly soluble in water. It is structurally closely … Read more

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Products Tricyclic antidepressants are commercially available in many countries in the form of dragées, tablets, capsules, and drops. The first representative, imipramine, was developed at Geigy in Basel. Its antidepressant properties were discovered in the 1950s by Roland Kuhn at the psychiatric clinic in Münsterlingen (Thurgau). Imipramine was approved in many countries in 1958. Structure … Read more

Clomipramine

Products Clomipramine is commercially available as sustained-release tablets and coated tablets (Anafranil). It has been approved in many countries since 1966 (originally Geigy, later Novartis). The injection and infusion preparations are no longer marketed. Structure and properties Clomipramine (C19H23ClN2, Mr = 314.9 g/mol) is present in drugs as clomipramine hydrochloride, a white to pale yellow … Read more

Dapoxetine

Products Dapoxetine is commercially available in the form of film-coated tablets (Priligy). It has been approved in many countries since 2013. Structure and properties Dapoxetine (C21H23NO, Mr = 305.4 g/mol) is present in drugs as dapoxetine hydrochloride, a white powder with a bitter taste that is soluble in water. Dapoxetine is a naphthyloxyphenylpropanamine derivative. It … Read more

Duloxetine

Products Duloxetine is commercially available in the form of capsules (Cymbalta, generic). It has been approved in many countries since 2005. Structure and properties Duloxetine (C18H19NOS, Mr = 297.4 g/mol) is present in drugs as pure -duloxetine hydrochloride, a white to light brown powder that is sparingly soluble in water. Effects Duloxetine (ATC N06AX21) has … Read more

Agomelatine

Products Agomelatine is commercially available in the form of film-coated tablets (Valdoxan, generic). It was approved in the EU in 2009 and in many countries in 2010. Structure and properties Agomelatine (C15H17NO2, Mr = 243.30 g/mol) exists as a white powder that is practically insoluble in water. It is a naphthalene analog of the epiphyseal … Read more