Mirtazapine: What You Need to Know As a Pet Owner
What is mirtazapine?
Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant medication which was developed for humans.
Is it a prescription or over-the-counter drug?
It requires a prescription.
What is the most common use of mirtazapine?
In veterinary medicine, mirtazapine is used most commonly for its side effects, which include anti-nausea properties and appetite stimulation. Mirtazapine is used in the treatment of conditions where decreased appetite and nausea are present, such as in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, liver or kidney disease. This medication is also used in cases where dogs are experiencing side effects from chemotherapy.