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Doctor insights on: Going Off Remeron

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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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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Do the side effects of remeron (mirtazapine) ever go away if you've switched to another drug?

Do the side effects of remeron (mirtazapine) ever go away if you've switched to another drug?

Yes: Yes, the side effects (sedation, etc) of Remeron (mirtazapine) do go away once you stop the medicine and gone to another drug. But the elimination half-life of Remeron (mirtazapine) is 20-40 hours -- quite long. So depending on your personal metabolism, it could take a week or so before your body has processed it all. ...Read more

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I have been taking Remeron (mirtazapine) for 2 weeks, 15mg.. How can I stop? Can I go cold turkey?

I have been taking Remeron (mirtazapine) for 2 weeks, 15mg.. How can I stop? Can I go cold turkey?

15 mg: Is a relatively low dose. While it should be ok to stop, you should always consult with your prescribing physician first. ...Read more

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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 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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Does remeron (mirtazapine) come in 7.5mg tablets?

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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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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Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Remeron (Definition)

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