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Can my elderly parents take mirtazapine?

Your elderly parents should take mirtazapine only after talking to the doctor who will be prescribing it. Older people usually have poor kidney function, so they may be more likely to develop problems while taking mirtazapine. Their weaker kidney function may also cause them to retain too much of the drug, so a lower dose may be required.

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