NIHR | February 2019|Combining mirtazapine with other antidepressants is not effective for treatment-resistant depression
An NIHR Signal is highlighting the findings of a trial that found adding mirtazapine to first-line antidepressants for adults with treatment-resistant depression does not improve symptoms when compared with placebo (dummy pills). People taking mirtazapine are more likely to experience side effects, and stop taking their treatment.
This NIHR-funded trial took place in 106 general practices in England, recruiting 480 adults with mild to severe depression. All participants had been taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressants for at least six weeks but were still depressed.
Read the NIHR Signal here