Avanza contains the active ingredient mirtazapine. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Avanza is used to treat depression and to help stop it happening again. It works by balancing out the chemicals that are believed to influence mood. This can help to relieve the symptoms of depression.
You should not take Avanza if you take another medicine for depression that belongs to the group of medicines called MAO inhibitors. Check with your doctor or pharmacist.
Avanza is available as tablets. It should be swallowed whole with water, preferably at the same time each day. Do not chew the tablets.
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