Mianserin belongs to a class of medication called tricyclic (or tetracyclic) antidepressants. It is indicated for the treatment of depressive disorder.
Mianserin can be taken orally as tablets. The usual daily dose is 30-40 mg/day in divided doses or as a single dose at bedtime. You may gradually increase the dose to 30-120 mg as the maintenance dose. If needed and recommended by professionals, divided doses up to 200 mg/day are acceptable. For elderly patients, the initial dose should not exceed 30 mg/day, with a lower than normal maintenance dose.
Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush or chew it.
Common dosing schedule:
Mianserin should be administered between meals in divided doses or as a single bedtime dose. Bedtime single dosing may be preferred over divided doses in elderly patients.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Mianserin may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Mianserin is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Mianserin in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.