Suicide attempts with mirtazapine overdose without complications

  title={Suicide attempts with mirtazapine overdose without complications},
  author={R{\"u}diger Holzbach and Holger Jahn and Frank Pajonk and Christiane M{\"a}hne},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
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… CONTINUE READING