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What is mirtazapine used for?

What is mirtazapine used for?

Mirtazepine: Mirtazepine, or remeron, (mirtazapine) is an antidepressant which can both improve sleep and appetite. If a depressed patient has trouble with both falling asleep and maintaining body weight, the side effects of sedation and increased appetite can be used to advantage. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Is mirtazapine a potent drug?

Is mirtazapine a potent drug?

It is: Mirtazapine is used primarily in the treatment of depression. It is also commonly used as an anxiolytic, hypnotic, antiemetic, and appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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What is remeron (mirtazapine)?

What is remeron (mirtazapine)?

Remeron (mirtazapine): Remeron, (mirtazapine) or mirtazepine, is an antidepressant with strong anti-anxiety and sedative properties. It can also stimulate appetite when appetite loss is part of depression. ...Read more

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How long Mirtazapine stays in body?

How long Mirtazapine stays in body?

Its "half life": (the amount of time it takes to decrease by half) is 20-40 hours (average 30 hrs) and it will half itself every 30 hours. NOTE This drug should NOT BE DISCONTINUED "COLD TURKEY" gradual withdrawal is needed to avoid severe side effects! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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How does mirtazapine lift your mood ?

How does mirtazapine lift your mood ?

Spec.Seratonin antag: is a non adrenergic & specific seratonergic anti-depressant..It is an alpha-2 antagonist. (NaSSA) can be used as anxiolytic,hypnotic,anti-emetic &appetite stimulant. Seek a second opinion from a teaching hospital psychiatrist..In the meantime boost your neuro-transmitters with medtierranean diet with Research has shown reduction of psych. meds or even elimination after omega 3 fish oil capsule ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: mirtazapine?

Please describe the medication: mirtazapine?

Mirtazepine: 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 people, not for others. ...Read more

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How long until remeron (mirtazapine) kicks in?

Remeron (mirtazapine): Sedation occurs early, but for depression it can take 4 weeks & up to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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On 30mg of mirtazapine and still very anxious ?

On 30mg of mirtazapine and still very anxious ?

Hormones: Being 64 y/o and postmenopausal, you would benefit from some progesterone treatment. This ovarian hormone hits the same receptor site in the brain that drugs like diazepam and is very effective in treating anxiety. A tsp of magnesium/citrate,sulfate (Epsom salts),or glycinate can help at least temporarily with anxiety. ...Read more

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How long does mirtazapine take to start to work?

How long does mirtazapine take to start to work?

2 - 4 weeks: Like most other antidepressants, Mirtazapine (brand name remeron) usually starts to result in improvement after about 2 weeks of use, with increasing benefit over the next several weeks. In my own practice, i tend not to wait much past 4 weeks if there's been no benefit at all; other psychiatrists will say to wait up to 6 or 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Does remeron (mirtazapine) come in 7.5mg tablets?

Yes, it does: Yes, at least one company that makes generic mirtazepine (remeron) -- caraco pharmaceutical laboratories ltd -- makes a 7.5mg tablet. ...Read more

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What happens if i quit mirtazapine after 2 months?

Nothing: Mirtazapine is not a medication that is likely to cause any sort of withdrawal at any dosage. You may have difficulty sleeping or have symptoms which it was treating. ...Read more

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What happens if i quit mirtazapine after 6 months?

What happens if i quit mirtazapine after 6 months?

It depends: You and your doctor need to have a talk before quitting your antidepressant -- review your progress on the medication, and be sure it's wise to stop. People can relapse if discontinuing too soon, and i don't know what your state was before you started the medicine. If you're not already seeing a psychiatrist, consultation with one may help. ...Read more

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Sleepwalking on remeron--what to do to avoid this?

Advise your: Prescribing physician/ psychiatrist. Of 11, 737 people with reported side effects on remeron (mirtazapine), (mirtazapine) 40 people endorsed sleep walking. This is 0.34% but doesn't mean that the Remeron (mirtazapine) was the cause. Sleep disorders can occur with remeron (mirtazapine). ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine have anticholinergenic properties?

Does mirtazapine have anticholinergenic properties?

Mirtazapine: has muscarinic receptor blocking activity in addition to blocking histamine. It has Alpha 2 adrenergic and D2 and D3 activity. (complicated action) I find it to be a terrific medication but its best given at night and in small doses to start (15 mg) Some people report a dry mouth in the morning and difficulty with reading The anticholinergic tendencies (muscarinic) seem to be mild. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to chew mirtazapine tablets?

Would it be acceptable to chew mirtazapine tablets?

May not be advised : Most medications are meant to be taken as directed. The mechanism behind the release , metabolism and blood level of the drug can depend on its design which can include the coating and form among other things . For some medications cutting, crushing or chewing can destroy the active drug and for others it may cause too rapid & too high blood levels.Please check with your doc &/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Remeron (Definition)

Remeron is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more