Mianserin

Active ingredient: Mianserin

Brand names: Lumin, Tolvon

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What is mianserin?

Mianserin belongs to a group of medicines called tetracyclic antidepressants (TeCAs). It is used to treat depression and some other conditions.

Find out more about

If you are starting mianserin, see 10 things you should know about antidepressants.

You can also read more about depression and the options for treating it.

For more information

The consumer medicine information (CMI) for your brand of mianserin (e.g. Lumin, Tolvon) is available from our website or a pharmacist. The CMI includes:

  • how to take this medicine
  • what to do if you forget to take it
  • if you take too much (overdose)
  • things you must and must not do while taking this medicine
  • signs of severe reactions and what to do.
References
  • Rossi S, ed. eAMH [online]. Adelaide: Australian Medicines Handbook, 2012. www.amh.net.au. (Accessed 9 February 2012).
  • Psychotropic Expert Group. Therapeutic Guidelines: Psychotropic, Version 6. In: eTG complete [CD-ROM]. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; 2008.
  • Williams JW Jr, Mulrow CD, Chiquette E, et al. A systematic review of newer pharmacotherapies for depression in adults: evidence report summary. Ann Intern Med 2000;132:743–56. [PubMed]
  • Merck Sharp and Dohme (Australia) Pty Ltd. Tolvon consumer medicine information. December 2011. (Accessed 22 March 2012).
  • National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. Depression: the NICE guideline on the treatment and management of depression in adults (updated edition). London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, 2010. www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/12329/45896/45896.pdf (accessed 9 February 2012).

Latest information - mianserin hydrochloride

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(Medicine)
09 Jan 2014 Lumin Tablets is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient mianserin hydrochloride. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Lumin Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
09 Jan 2014 Tolvon Tablets is a brand of medicine containing the active ingredient mianserin hydrochloride. Find out about side effects, who can take it and who shouldn’t use Tolvon Tablets by reading the latest Australian consumer medicine information, plus tips on how to use medicines wisely and safely.
(Medicine)
27 Nov 2012 See a list of brand names of mianserin (Lumin, Tolvon), an antidepressant. Follow links to consumer medicine information (CMI).
(Medicine)
27 Nov 2012 Mianserin (Lumin, Tolvon) is an antidepressant that treats depression symptoms. What are mianserin's side effects and how common are they?
(Medicine)
27 Nov 2012 Mianserin (Lumin, Tolvon) is an antidepressant used to treat depression symptoms. Read about mianserin, including its side effects & interactions.
(Medicine)
27 Nov 2012 Mianserin (Lumin, Tolvon) is an antidepressant. Read more about what mianserin does & how effective it is for depression symptoms.
(Medicine)
27 Nov 2012 Mianserin (Lumin, Tolvon) is an antidepressant that treats symptoms of depression. Who is mianserin for, and which other illnesses mean you need to be careful about taking it?
(Condition)
20 Nov 2012 Find out about other types of antidepressant.