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A 39-year-old female asked:

can remeron (mirtazapine) cause memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Remeron (mirtazapine) has been reported to cause confusion in about 2% of those taking it. Dementia is also a reported side effect, which would likely be associated with memory loss. Elderly patients are often more susceptible to such side effects. More information can be found at http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/remeron-side-effects.Html.
Dr. Timothy Bell
Family Medicine 22 years experience
No: Remeron (mirtazapine) actually calms down the anxiety that usually is associated with dementia (memory loss) and increases the appetite. Usually we have to tell the elderly to eat more protein and this medication usually make people get the munchies.

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Im 22, i've been having pain on the right side of my head cause's me to not be able to taste , and some memory loss?

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