Other types of antidepressant

A number of antidepressants don’t fit into the other groupings (SSRIs, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, MAOIs), based on the way they work. They are:

  • Agomelatine (Valdoxan), a melatonergic antidepressant
  • Mianserin (e.g. Lumin, Tolvon), a tetracyclic antidepressant
  • Mirtazapine (e.g. Avanza, Mirtazon, Remeron), a tetracyclic analogue of mianserin, sometimes called a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NASSA)
  • Moclobemide (e.g. Amira, Aurorix, Clobemix), a reversible inhibitor of monoamine oxidase A (RIMA)
  • Reboxetine (Edronax), a noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor

See the individual medicine pages for information such as side effects, interactions and who needs to take extra care with the medicine.

For more information

Reference
  • Rossi S, ed. eAMH [online]. Adelaide: Australian Medicines Handbook, 2012. www.amh.net.au. (Accessed 9 February 2012).