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Dr. Al Hegab
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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). ...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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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's the difference between citalopram and mirtazapine?

A lot: Citalopram is an ssri meaning that it causes increased amounts of serotonin in the brain. Mirtazapine is in its own unique class. Notably, Mirtazapine helps with sleep and does not have sexual side effects where neither are true with citalopram. Ask your psychiatrist for a full explanation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 15mg mirtazapine with 200mg of L-theanine?

Should be safe: It should be safe to take these two together. L-theanine is known to interact with other medicines however, such as medicine for blood pressure and stimulant medication. ...Read more

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How to manage side effects of a remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

How to manage side effects of a remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

Professional eval: An acute "od" would have to be deliberate, and it would require emergency room care. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the remeron(mirtazapine) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages &when doses, or circumstances, change. ...Read more

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If I am taking mirtazapine can i substitute it with citalopram ?

If I am taking mirtazapine can i substitute it with citalopram ?

They are different : Mirtazapine is a dual acting antidepressant that blocks the reuptake of both serotonin & norepinephrine (SNRI) while citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Discuss with doc before making any chamges ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which is more sedating mirtazapine or amitryptaline?

Roughly equal: This kind of question is hard to answer, as it depends on the dosage of each. Mirtazepine (brand name remeron) is probably better tolerated overall, although it's well-known to cause weight gain. Amitriptyline (brand name Elavil (amitriptyline) ; others) has more dry mouth, constipation, ; orthostasis (dizziness when standing), but can be quite effective if these aren't a problem for an individual patient. ...Read more

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