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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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?

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Can mirtazapine help tremors?

Can mirtazapine help tremors?

Most likely not.: It is for most often prescribed for major depression. Tremors are a possible serious side effect that should be reported immediately to a doctor. It would be unusual to be the treatment of choice to reduce/relieve tremors. Seek medical attention for this.

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Can I take Levothyroxin with Mirtazapine?

Can I take Levothyroxin with Mirtazapine?

Drug interactions: No significant interactions found using Drugs. Com: http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1463-0, 1640-1015

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What's more sedating diazapam or mirtazapine?

What's more sedating diazapam or mirtazapine?

Diazepam: This is a long-acting anxiety medication whose sedative effects increase proportionately with dose increase. Metabolites may persist in the blood stream or tissues for more than 36 hours, so it has limited usefulness. Mirtazapine is an antidepressant, that may exhibit sedating effects, which may or may not be beneficial, depending on the patient. Diazepam should not be used for depression.

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Can Mirtazapine also help with chronic pain?

Can Mirtazapine also help with chronic pain?

Sometimes: If your chronic pain is a symptom of, or worsened by depression, then it can help as your depression improves. True nerve pain can be greatly helped by gabapentin or tricyclic antidepressants. MIrtazapine as a treatment for pain alone isn't optimal.

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Can u mix dimetapp with remeron (mirtazapine)?

Yes: There should not be any significant interaction if you take just the recommended doses.

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Could you take remeron (mirtazapine) and ultram?

Could you take remeron (mirtazapine) and ultram?

Yes.: It could increase sleepiness, and effects of mirtazapine, and increase risk of seizures, It is not contraindicated, but if you notice any of these stop and consult physician. Only take if they were prescribed by your physician.

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Is it ok to breastfeed while taking 7.5mg mirtazapine?

Is it ok to breastfeed while taking 7.5mg mirtazapine?

No: The safety of taking Mirtazapine during nursing is unknown. Talk with your doctor about this.

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Can I take Imodium while taking Remeron (mirtazapine)?

No reported X's: There are no reports of problems from combining these drugs used as directed. But do also mention it to your doctor. Both your doctor and pharmacist should have anything you take in their file so that they can notice possible issues. Good for you that you ask! Your a smart patient - they're among the best sorts.

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)

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