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Mirtazapine Antidepressant : Remeron

Brand Name : Remeron

Remeron is prescribed for the treatment of major depression--that is, a continuous depressed mood that interferes with everyday life. The symptoms of major depression often include changes in appetite and weight, difficulty sleeping, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, constant fidgeting or a slowdown in movement, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, and suicidal thoughts.

Uses of Mirtazapine

  • Antidepressants are used to improve mood in people who are feeling low or depressed.
  • Mirtazapine is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; and thoughts of death or suicide.

How to Take Mirtazapine

  • Remeron may be taken with or without food.
  • It is preferable to take it in the evening before you go to sleep. Even though you may begin to feel better in 1 to 4 weeks, continue taking this medication exactly as prescribed.

What are the Side Effects of Mirtazapine Medication

Although side effects from mirtazapine are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • anxiousness
  • confusion
  • increased weight and appetite
  • dry mouth
  • constipation
  • upset stomach
  • vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Mirtazapine Medication

  • While first taking this medication you may feel dizzy or light-headed, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position. If getting up slowly doesn't help, or if this problem continues, notify your doctor.
  • Mirtazapine may cause some people to be agitated, irritable or display other abnormal behaviors. It may also cause some people to have suicidal thoughts and tendencies or to become more depressed. If you or your caregiver notice any of these adverse effects, tell your doctor right away.

What drugs may interact with Mirtazapine Tablet

Never combine Remeron with an MAO inhibitor; and do not drink alcohol while taking this medication. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Remeron with tranquilizers such as Valium, Xanax, and Ativan.

What to do if you take Overdose of Mirtazapine ?

Symptoms of Remeron overdose include:

  • Drowsiness
  • impaired memory
  • mental confusion
  • rapid heartbeat

How to Store Mirtazapine ?

Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15-30°C (59-86°F). Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.


 

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