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Biol Psychiatry. 1998 Nov 1;44(9):925-6.

Suicide attempts with mirtazapine overdose without complications.

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Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

One important aim of pharmacotherapy in depressed patients is the prevention of suicide attempts. Therefore, the medication given should be efficient and safe in overdose.

RESULTS:

We saw two patients after they had overdosed with mirtazapine because of suicidal intention. Both patients had taken 30 and 50 times a normal daily dose and achieved a full recovery without any complications or harm.

CONCLUSIONS:

Mirtazapine seems to be a safe compound in overdose. Therefore, it is an important therapeutic agent in depressed and suicidal patients.

PMID:
9807651
DOI:
10.1016/s0006-3223(98)00081-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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