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Proper Name: Mirtazapine
Chemical name: 1,2,3,4,10,14b-hexahydro-2-methylpyrazino [2,1-a] pyrido [2,3-c] benzazepine
Molecular formula and molecular mass: C17H19N3 and 265.36
pKa: (Water, 25°C) 7.7
pH: [0.1% solution in water/dioxane (9/1)] 8.85
Partition coefficient: [octonal/water], 25°C Log P = 3.3
Description: Mirtazapine is a white to creamy white crystalline powder which is practically insoluble in water.
What are the possible side effects of mirtazapine (Remeron, Remeron SolTab)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such...
What are the precautions when taking mirtazapine (Remeron)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it, or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: history or family history of psychiatric disorders (e.g., bipolar/manic-depressive disorder), history or family history of suicide attempts, liver disease, kidney disease, seizures, high blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels, heart disease (e.g., recent heart attack, angina), stroke, severe loss of body fluids (dehydration), low blood pressure, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure...
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/22/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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