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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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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!

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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 happendsif I quit mirtazapine after 2 months?

Back to same.: You will be like you were before. ...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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How long does it take my drug mirtazapine to expire?

Pharmacist: It's best to take the bottle of Mirtazapine to your pharmacist for this answer. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between remeron and mirtazapine?

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Remeron (mirtazapine): Mirtazapine is the generic form of Remeron (mirtazapine). ...Read more

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Can discontinuing remeron (mirtazapine) make you itch?

Can discontinuing remeron (mirtazapine) make you itch?

Not likely: Would be uncommon. More likely dry skin or topical allergic contact--soap, detergent, etc. See dr if not easily resolved with moisturizer or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Is 45mg of remeron (mirtazapine) a strong dose. Thanks?

It is maximal dose.: Hello, Remeron (mirtazapine) dose ranges from 15 mg/ day as a starting dose and can be increased until 45 mg/day as the maximal daily dose. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I get some advice for mirtazipine (remeron) withdrawl?

Withdrawal: There have been reports of adverse reactions upon the discontinuation of REMERONĀ® (mirtazapine) Tablets (particularly when abrupt), including but not limited to the following: dizziness, abnormal dreams, sensory disturbances (including paresthesia and electric shock sensations), agitation, anxiety, fatigue, confusion, headache, tremor, nausea, vomiting, and sweating, or other symptoms which may be of clinical significance. The majority of the reported cases are mild and self-limiting ...Read more

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How soon will I feel the effects from remeron (mirtazapine)?

How soon will I feel the effects from remeron (mirtazapine)?

Remeron (mirtazapine): That would depend on the effect. Remeron (mirtazapine) usually is fairly sedating and you may notice that and other side effects with the first dose. The therapeutic effect, if written for depression, usually takes 1-2 weeks to start to appear and 4-6 weeks to fully be evident at any particular dose. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of remeron; anything to watch for?

What are the side effects of remeron; anything to watch for?

Minimal: Most common side effects are sedation and wt gain. As with all antidepressants there are many potential side effects, but most are temporary. If you suspect something may be related to the medication talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Remeron (Definition)

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