Mirtazapine-Associated Urinary Retention

@article{Oulis2010MirtazapineAssociatedUR,
  title={Mirtazapine-Associated Urinary Retention},
  author={P. Oulis and Athanasios Leonardos and G. Koulouris and G. Konstantakopoulos},
  journal={Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={22}
}
To the Editor: Mirtazapine, an efficacious antidepressant of dual noradrenergic and serotoninergic mechanisms of action, is deemed particularly safe and well tolerated, especially with respect to its urinary side effects, owing to its very weak muscarinic anticholinergic properties. 1 Moreover, it has been found to ameliorate l-dopainduced dyskinesias in patients with Parkinson’s disease. 2 Its safety in this respect makes it an attractive choice for the treatment of depression in elderly male… Expand
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It was found that aripiprazole, mirtazapine, risperidone, escitalopram and haloperidol show effective inhibitor properties on purified G6PD and 6PGD enzymes. Expand

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