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Mirtazapine is in a class of medications called tetracyclic antidepressants that includes maprotiline (Ludiomil). Although the precise mechanism of action of this class of antidepressants is not known, they increase the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain. Norepinephrine and serotonin are neurotransmitters, chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other. Mirtazapine also acts as an antihistamine similar to diphenhydramine (Benadryl). Mirtazapine was approved by the FDA in 1996.
|Remeron 15 mg - 30 Tabs
|Remeron 15 mg - 60 Tabs
|Remeron 15 mg - 90 Tabs
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Remeron Directions To Use
Follow the directions for using Remeron provided by your doctor. Unless your doctor tells you differently, Remeron should be taken in the evening before bedtime. STORE Remeron at room temperature, away from heat and light. CONTINUE TO TAKE Remeron even if you feel better. Do not miss any doses. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF Remeron, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do NOT take 2 doses at once.
Remeron Warnings and Side Effects
DO NOT TAKE Remeron if you have had an allergic reaction to it or are allergic to any ingredient in this product. IT MAY TAKE 1 to 4 WEEKS for Remeron to work. Do not stop using Remeron without checking with your doctor. Remeron MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS. DO NOT DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you know how you react to Remeron. Using Remeron alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
Remeron WILL ADD TO THE EFFECTS of alcohol and other depressants. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines are depressants. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience a sore throat, fever, or sore mouth or gums. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR WOMEN: IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Remeron during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF Remeron IS EXCRETED in breast milk. IF YOU ARE OR WILL BE BREAST-FEEDING while you are using Remeron, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Remeron and call your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; difficulty breathing); seizures; a fast or irregular heartbeat; or fever, chills, a sore throat, flu-like symptoms, or sores in your mouth or nose. Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Remeron If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking Remeron and call your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical treatment: drowsiness; nausea; increase in weight or appetite; dizziness; dry mouth; constipation; or mild tremor. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Remeron Missed Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
Store at controlled room temperature 20°- 25° C(68°- 77° F). Dispense in a tight, light resistant container.
Signs and symptoms reported in association with overdose included disorientation, drowsiness, impaired memory, and tachycardia. There were no reports of ECG abnormalities, coma or convulsions following overdose with Remeron alone. Seek emergency medical attention.
Remeron More Information
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Remeron may cause drowsiness and dizziness. If you experience drowsiness or dizziness, avoid these activities. Dizziness is likely to occur when you rise from a sitting or lying position. Rise slowly to prevent dizziness and a possible fall. Avoid the use of alcohol while taking Remeron. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness.
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