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Remeron

Remeron Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Remeron, Remeron SolTab

Generic Name: mirtazapine (Pronunciation: mir TAZ a peen)

What is mirtazapine (Remeron)?

Mirtazapine is an antidepressant. Mirtazapine affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression.

Mirtazapine is used to treat major depressive disorder.

Mirtazapine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Mirtazapine 15 mg DT-BAR

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Mirtazapine 15 mg ODT-TEV

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Mirtazapine 15 mg-APO

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Mirtazapine 15 mg-AUR

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Mirtazapine 15 mg-EON

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Mirtazapine 15 mg-MYL

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Mirtazapine 15 mg-WAT

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Mirtazapine 30 mg DT-BAR

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Mirtazapine 30 mg ODT-TEV

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Mirtazapine 30 mg-APO

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Mirtazapine 30 mg-AUR

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Mirtazapine 30 mg-MYL

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Mirtazapine 30 mg-WAT

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Mirtazapine 45 mg-APO

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Mirtazapine 45 mg-MYL

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Mirtazapine 45 mg-TEV

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Mirtazapine 45 mg-WAT

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Mirtazepine 15 mg-TEV

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Mirtazepine 30 mg-EON

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Mirtazepine 30 mg-TEV

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Mirtazepine 45 mg-EON

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Remeron 15 mg

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Remeron 30 mg

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Remeron 45 mg

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Remeron Soltab 15 mg

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Remeron Soltab 30 mg

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Remeron Soltab 45 mg

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What are the possible side effects of mirtazapine (Remeron)?

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 as:

  • agitation, hallucinations, fever, fast heart rate, overactive reflexes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of coordination;
  • very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • white patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips; or
  • headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, or feeling unsteady.

Less serious side effects include:

  • drowsiness, dizziness;
  • increased appetite; or
  • weight gain.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Remeron (mirtazapine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about mirtazapine (Remeron)?

You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.

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.

You should not take this medication if you are allergic to mirtazapine or if you are also taking tryptophan (sometimes called L-tryptophan).

Do not use mirtazapine if you have used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take mirtazapine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.

Before taking mirtazapine, tell your doctor if you have bipolar disorder, liver or kidney disease, seizures, heart disease, a history of heart attack or stroke, or a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.

It may take up to several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of mirtazapine.

Mirtazapine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

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Remeron User Reviews

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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

 

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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