soon30 Registered User
#1

why has zispin got so many names here
is there a difference between them.ive been prescribed mirap by my gp but was told i was going on zispin by my physiatrist i take it there is no difference but i dont get why it has so many names
bexzis,tazamel,zismirt,zistap,mirap,zispin

Killaqueen!!! Registered User
#2

Like every drug, there are different trade names. As far as I know, all the names you listed contain Mirtazapine.

Short answer - different 'brands' which contain the same ingredient.

NOTE: I am not a doctor. Just from experience from working in pharmacys, surgerys etc.

#3

once amedicine goes off patent, any company can amke it, so they then make it and sell it cheaper than the original version.

similar to panadol and paralief and multiple other things all being brands of paracetamol

SomeDose Registered User
#4

soon30 said:
why has zispin got so many names here
is there a difference between them.ive been prescribed mirap by my gp but was told i was going on zispin by my physiatrist i take it there is no difference but i dont get why it has so many names
bexzis,tazamel,zismirt,zistap,mirap,zispin


They are all names for mirtazapine. The reason why there are so many "brands" is because, like many things in Ireland, there exists the farcical situation where we have a "branded generic" industry. I'm sure locum-motion can probably confirm it, but I'm willing to bet that nearly all these branded generics cost only fractionally less than the original brand (Zispin), which is a nonsense to be honest.

soon30 Registered User
#5

you must be wright somedose as as far as i can see ireland is the only country to have so many names for this drug most countrys seem to have only 2

Nonoperational Registered User
#6

It doesn't matter how many brands of generics there are the issue is the price. In other countries there are a number of brands doing generics too but they may not have fancy names. We pay too much here for generics, look at the UK.

locum-motion Registered User
#7

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055480689

Have a look at the thread above. I believe it will answer the question in full. If it doesn't, come back and let me know.

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