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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 narcotic is in mirtazapine?

None: There is nothing in Mirtazapine pharmacologically that acts on the mu receptor which is where narcotics site of action is. It is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (nassa). ...Read more

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If I have hep c will remeron (mirtazapine) make this untreated condition worse?

Not necessarily: Remeron (mirtazapine) would not exacerbate hepatitis c. However Remeron (mirtazapine) is extensively metabolized by the liver, and caution must be used in prescribing Remeron (mirtazapine) to an individual with significant hepatic impairment. Make sure the prescribing physician is aware of your liver status. ...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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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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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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What is torsade de points describe what you feel? I'm terrified of how mirtazapine is making me feel.

Speak to your doctor: All medication can cause side effects. Though most are annoying rather than dangerous, if medication is causing you to feel ill please contact your doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...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