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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Mirtazapine (Definition)

Mirtazepine (remeron) is a noradrenergic/specific serotonergic antidepressant [nassa]. It is used for major depressive d/o, various anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and others. In some, it can help ssri-induced sexual dysfunction & "poop out." it can be sedating and also increase appetite -- good for some ...Read more


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What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

What can cause sudden onset of short and long term memory loss and confusion in the elderly?

Many things: A large number of things including illnesses, medications (including nonprescription medications) and other things can cause this. Anyone who experiences a sudden onset of a major symptom effecting the brain should see their doctor as soon as possible. Delirium is one of the most common and serious illnesses that can cause this in older adults. ...Read more

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Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron (mirtazapine) effective, is their better?

Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron (mirtazapine) effective, is their better?

No: The best medication is the one that works for you. There are other medications that would have a similar effect. If Remeron (mirtazapine) is working well and you are not having adverse side effects, stick with it. ...Read more

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What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

What could cause a 67 y.O. To suffer from from profound memory loss and confusion?

Memory loss: In a 67 year old person, the most common cause of memory loss would be alzheimer's dementia -- but there are other possibilities as well. If the memory loss and confusion appeared after a stroke, the problem could be vascular dementia. Alzheimer's has a more gradual course than vascular. With confusion, one would need to look especially at any medications being given -- many can worsen things. ...Read more

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What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

What are the causes of confusion & memory loss?

Many causes: In aging adults, some degree of short term memory loss is not unusual while long term memory is preserved. However, confusion is a more worrisome symptom. Often the cause can be a medication such as a sedative or sleeping pill. Low blood pressure can lead to confusion also. If confusion persists, the family should see a doctor to see if the patient has alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

What causes temporary episodes cognitive dysfunction -confusion, mental fog, memory loss  in lupus? When i'm flaring, i cannot think straight!

More common: Neurocognitive problems are more common than previous thought in lupus patients. Discuss with your rheumatologist to have neurocognitive testing to better define the problem. ...Read more

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What causes acute memory loss, PBA, confusion 166/121 BP high rbc/ platlet/ wbc& a 1 CM foci of demyl. In the splendum of the corpus callosum?

What causes acute memory loss, PBA, confusion 166/121 BP high rbc/ platlet/ wbc& a 1 CM foci of demyl. In the splendum of the corpus callosum?

CIS vs MS vs stroke: You have a demyelinating lesion in the back part of your corpus callosum . This can be due to MS , clinically isolated syndrome or something else. Your ability to process vision may be affected. I do not have enough information to comment on the abnormal blood count. Based on what has been ordered it appears that you are in good hands. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is a condition where you are unable to remember new events (anterograde amnesia) and/or you ...Read more