Generic name: Valdren
Brand names: Norset, Valdren, Vastat, Remergil, Mirtawin, Remeron, Mirtazapine, Miralix, Miron, Mirap, Tazamel, Zismirt, Zistap
What is Remeron?
Remeron is a popular drug that has been labeled as a tetracyclic antidepressant. It is given to help relieve symptoms of depression such as loss of interest in activities that you would normally enjoy doing, sleeping problems, loss of appetite, anxiety and feeling low.
Your doctor may prescribe this remedy for other purposes. Contact your physician if you need to learn more information about this drug.
Don’t stop treatment with Remeron earlier than it was prescribed by your doctor even if you notice improvements of your condition. Stopping the medication too early may worsen your condition. Be careful about doing dangerous tasks, driving, operating machinery or climbing until you are aware how this drug affects you. Don’t drink alcohol. Always contact a medic before giving Remeron to a child.
What symptoms or conditions should I report to a doctor before I take this medicine?
It is important to report to a doctor if you have or had the following conditions:
- heart disorders, heart attack, stroke, or seizures
- liver or kidney disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to mirtazapine, other medicines, foods, preservatives, dyes
- angina (chest pain)
- stomach or intestinal bleeding
- seizures or epilepsy
- bipolar disorder (manic-depression)
- suicidal thoughts or behaviors
- pregnancy, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant
How do I take this medicine?
Note: This remedy was prescribed to you only. Do not share this medicament with others. Follow strictly your doctor’s prescription. Do not take more or longer than your doctor recommended. This medicament is offered in the tablet form to take orally. The recommended initial dosage of this medicament is 15 mg. It is usually recommended to take medicine once per day, at bedtime. Dosages above 45 mg a day are not recommended.
Remeron is usually accompanied by a full glass of liquid. It is important to drink several glasses of water each day while you are taking Remeron to protect your kidneys. You may take it either with or without food. In order to mitigate stomach irritation and help your body absorb the drug is possible to combine with meals. The tabs should be swallowed whole. Do not break, chew or crush them. Do not use this dose unless your health care professional specifically instructs you to do so.
What should be done if I missed the dose?
In case you forgot to take the dose, take it at your earliest opportunity. Never double your dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Take only one dose at once.
Taking any medicine in excess you can have serious consequences for your health. If you are overdosed report to your physician immediately.
In large doses, Remeron may cause memory problems, fast heart rate, confusion or drowsiness.
- St. John’swort
- tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., nortriptyline, amitriptyline, moxapine, doxepin)
- benzodiazepines (e.g., lorazepam, oxazepam, diazepam)
This list of interactions may be not complete. Provide your medical practitioners entire list of medicines, herbs, dietary supplements or non-prescription drugs you take. Moreover tell them whether you drink alcohol, use illegal drugs or smoke. Particular items may interact with your drug.
Which side effects can I perceive from this remedy?
- Allergic reaction (itching; difficulty breathing; swelling of your throat, face, tongue or lips; skin rash or swelling; hives)
- Menstrual difficulties
- Weight gain, increased appetite
- Fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat (palpitations)
- Mental, mood changes (abnormal dreams, abnormal thinking, gloss of contact with reality, restlessness, confusion, hallucinations, blurred vision)
- Problems with breathing, chest pain
- Sore throat, chills, and fever
- Numbness, tingling in your hands or feet (tremor), muscle stiffness, or spasms
- Indigestion, or upset stomach, bloating, stomach gas, pain or cramps
- Nausea, vomiting
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Headache, dizziness, ringing in your ears or hearing loss
- Difficulty urinating (urinary retention), diarrhea, black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
- Decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm
- Liver problems, yellowing eyes, skin
If these persist or worsen, make known to your doctor instantly. This is not a whole list of side effects and others may occur. If you feel other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
How should Remeron be stored?
Remeron should be stored at room temperature, between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F), in a tightly closed container. Protect from moisture, direct heat, and light. Do not store in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep Remeron out of the reach of children and away from animals.
Warning: Before taking the drug you need to consult your doctor.