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Im on 100 mg sertraline taken at morning and still got insomnia

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Im on 100 mg sertraline taken at morning and still got insomnia could i take a small dose of mirtazapine?

Greetings !


Welcome to the site.


I am Dr. Kaushik and i believe i can help you with your problem.


1) Please kindly mention your diagnosis for which you are taking sertraline ?


2) Why do you want to take mirtazapine in addition to sertraline ?


I will get back to you once you reply to my query.



Customer: replied 4 years ago.
On sertraline for anxiety and depression but it isnt letting me sleep at all and wondered if it was safe to take maybe 7.5 mg mirtazapine at night i am worn out without sleep

Thanks for the inputs.


Well yes you may add mirtazapine at dose of 7.5 mg at bedtime , not only will this help your insomnia but also it will help with your anxiety and depression. In fact you may take mirtazapine up to 15 mg at bedtime if 7.5 mg dose does not work, but first start on lower dose that is 7.5mg dose.


I hope this helps.


Wish you all the best.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thankyou so it is safe to take both ? im just anxious about meds, i also take diazepam 2mg twice a day for anxiety but does nothing for sleep

Yes they are safe together so you can take them without any fear. It shall take care of your sleep.



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