What is Remeron?
Remeron can be described as an antidepressant. The mechanism of action of mirtazapine isn't completely known. It is believed to enhance nerve cell communication in the brain's central nervous system. It may also restore the chemical balance in the brain. Remeron is a prescription medicine that is used to treat a specific type of depression, known as major depressive disorder (MDD) in adults. It is unclear whether Remeron is efficient and safe for treating MDD in children.
You shouldn't use Remeron if you're already taking tryptophan (sometimes known as L-tryptophan). Do not take this medication if you've used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days, like isocarboxazid and linezolid, as well as blue injections, phenelzine, and transylcypromine, among others.
Many people are contemplating suicide while taking an antidepressant. Your physician will examine your progress regularly at regular appointments while you are taking Remeron. Your family members and other caregivers should be aware of any changes in your mood or signs. Inform your doctor about any new or worsening symptoms, for example, mood or behavior changes such as anxiety, panic attacks, and trouble sleeping. Also, when you are feeling uncontrollably angry, angry and aggressive, anxious, hyperactive (mentally and physically), or more depressed, or when you are thinking about suicide or harming yourself, Avoid giving this medication to anyone who is younger than 18 years of age without consulting an experienced doctor. Mirtazapine isn't recommended for use in children. It could take several weeks before symptoms begin to improve. Continue to take the medication according to the directions and inform your doctor if you persist after 4 months of therapy. Alcohol consumption can cause an increase in certain adverse effects associated with mirtazapine. Remeron could affect your reaction or thinking. Be aware when driving or doing things that require you to be vigilant. Do not stop taking mirtazapine abruptly. Consult your physician prior to stopping mirtazapine.
Before you take this drug
Do not use Remeron if you have an allergy to mirtazapine or any of the components that are in Remeron or Remeron SolTab. Don't use Remeron if you've used an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. A risky drug interaction may happen. MAO inhibitors are isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine, as well as others.
To ensure that Remeron is safe for you, inform your doctor if you have previously had:
- Low white blood cell count.
- Kidney or liver disease.
- Low sodium levels in your blood.
- A seizure.
- Depression thoughts, suicidal or suicidal actions.
- Bipolar disorder (manic depression) for the family member or you.
- Heart issues or strokes.
- The highest cholesterol or triglycerides.
- Long QT syndrome (in either you or a member of your family).
- Lower blood pressure.
Make sure to inform your doctor that you are taking medication that is a stimulant, such as an opioid, herbal products, or medicines to treat mental illness, depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, or serious infections, as well as treatment for vomiting and nausea. These medications may be in a relationship with mirtazapine and can cause an extremely serious condition known as serotonin syndrome.
Many young people are prone to thoughts of suicide when first starting an antidepressant. Your doctor should monitor your progress regularly. Family members or other caregivers should be aware of changes in your mood or signs. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, speak with your doctor. The tablet, which is disintegrating orally, could contain phenylalanine. It may be harmful when you suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU). Remeron is not permitted for use by anyone who is younger than
How to take Remeron?
Use Remeron exactly as directed by your physician. Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription and study all the medication instructions or sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. The medicine should be taken throughout the day, usually before bedtime. Take the normal Remeron tablet with water. This medication can be used with or without food.. Take a Remeron SolTab oral disintegrating tablet from its package only once you're ready to consume the medication. Place the tablet under your tongue and let it dissolve without chewing. Drink several times while the tablet disintegrates.
It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve. Continue to take the medication according to the directions, and inform your doctor if you persist after 4 days of medication. Do not stop taking Remeron immediately, or you may suffer uncomfortable signs (such as the feeling of dizziness, vomiting, agitation, sweating or numbness, confusion, or electric shock sensations). Consult your physician about how you can safely stop taking this medication. Maintain at room temperature and free of heat, moisture, and light.
Details on dosage
Usual Adult Dose for Depression:
Initial dosage: 15 mg orally every day, at bedtime.
Maintenance dose: 15–45 mg once orally every day.
Maximum dose: 45 mg/day
Comments: May increase the dosage over a period of 1 to 2 weeks up to 45 mg/day at the maximum according to the response of the patient.
Patients should be assessed regularly to determine whether they need the continued use of this medication. Treatment of major depression
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the medication as quickly as you are able, but avoid your missed dose if you are close to the time of the next dose. Do not take two doses at the same time.
What happens if I overdose?
For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222. The symptoms of an overdose can include memory loss, confusion, drowsiness, and a rapid pulse.
What should be avoided?
Alcohol consumption with this medicine could cause adverse consequences. Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you understand the effects this medication will have on your body. The way you react could be impaired.
Side effects of Remeron
Take immediate medical care. If you are experiencing symptoms warning of an allergic reaction (hives or joint discomfort, fever, trouble breathing, swelling on your throat or face) or an extreme skin reaction (fever and throat soreness, eye burning, irritation, and the skin may be red or purple that blisters and peels). If you notice any new or increasing symptoms to your physician, such as behavioral or mood changes such as anxiety, panic attacks, or trouble sleeping, or if you are feeling uncontrollably furious, irritated, and aggressive, anxious, hyperactive (mentally and physically), or depressed, or contemplating suicide or self-harm.
See your doctor right away. If you suffer from:
- Racing thoughts, a decreased desire to sleep, unusual risk-taking behavior, a feeling of extreme happiness or sadness, and being more sociable than usual.
- Blurred vision blurred vision, tunnel vision, eye swelling or pain, the appearance of halos around lights.
- An euphoric feeling, similar to passing out.
- Extreme rash, blisters, or swelling on your hands or on the toes.
- a seizure.
- Lower white blood cell count, such as chills, fever, cough, sore throat, sores in your nose or mouth, flu-like symptoms, difficulty breathing.
- Low sodium levels Low sodium levels cause headaches and confusion. It can also cause slurred speech, extreme weakness, vomiting, loss of coordination, and feeling unstable.
You should seek medical attention now if you are experiencing symptoms of serotonin syndrome like agitation, hallucinations, and sweating. Other symptoms include a fever and shivering. You may also experience a rapid heart rate, stiffness, muscle loss of coordination, twitching, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Common Remeron adverse effects are:
- Drowsiness, dizziness.
- Increased appetite.
- Weight gain.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the adverse effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Interaction with other drugs
Utilizing Remeron in conjunction with other drugs that cause drowsiness can cause more of this. Consult your physician before taking opioids, sleeping pills, a muscle relaxer, or medication for anxiety and seizures.
Discuss with your doctor the medicines you are currently taking. Certain drugs may be incompatible with mirtazapine, including:
- John's wort.
- Tryptophan (sometimes called L-tryptophan).
- As an antibiotic that is an antibiotic, clarithromycin, rifampin, and rifampicin.
- Antifungal medicine (itraconazole, ketoconazole).
- Antiviral medicine for treating HIV/AIDS Indinavir, nelfinavir, ritonavir, and saquinavir.
- Medication to treat thoughts disorders, mood disorders, or mental illnesses, for example, lithium and other antidepressants as well as an antipsychotic.
- Migraine headache medication migraine medicine: sumatriptan, rizatriptan, Imitrex, Maxalt, and more.
- Seizure medicine: carbamazepine and phenytoin.
This list is not comprehensive and includes a variety of Other medications that can interfere with mirtazapine. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all drugs are listed here.