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Who should avoid taking mirtazapine?

Children, teenagers and young adults may want to avoid mirtazapine, as they are at increased risk of side effects like suicidal thoughts. You also should not take this drug if you are allergic to any of its active or inactive ingredients. If you've taken an MAO inhibitor, you must wait at least two weeks before starting mirtazapine. It is not known whether mirtazapine affects pregnancy or breast milk, but if you are pregnant or nursing be sure to discuss the benefits and risks of this drug with your doctor. You should also talk to your doctor about the risks of taking mirtazipine if you have bipolar disorder; high cholesterol; seizures; heart disease; phenylketonuria; or a history of strokes, kidney or liver disease.

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