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Is there any long term side affects for mirtazapine as can't get of them try now down to 7 .5 mg for 3 weeks but think of going back to 15mg cause side ?

Is there any long term side affects for mirtazapine as can't get of them try now down to 7 .5 mg for 3 weeks but think of going back to 15mg cause side  ?

NO: Assuming it is being taken for the proper indications and reasons, there is no evidence to suggest long term side effects, in some people a mild degree of tolerance my develop but this appears to be not a significant issue feel better. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?

Taken trazodone, seroquel (quetiapine) and remeron for chronic insomnia with no success, any other long term solutions?

Evaluation: You haven't said what type of evaluations you've had for your chronic insomnia. Medicating it has so far not been effective for you. Insomnia can be part of certain psychiatric conditions -- like depression, anxiety disorders, & substance abuse. There are also primary insomnias, which formal sleep studies can discern and for which focused treatments can be given. Please ask your doc about this. ...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! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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How long until remeron (mirtazapine) kicks in?

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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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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Can you tell me how long until remeron (mirtazapine) leaves my system?

Can you tell me how long until remeron (mirtazapine) leaves my system?

Half-life 20-40 hrs: Females take a bit longer than males. So whatever your last dose, in 2 days it's half, another 2 it's 1/4, another 2 it's 1/8 until gone and this is the most conservative estimate. It shouldn't be too long. But I don't know the dose or even your gender. Take care. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm ...Read more

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Can you please explain how i can come off mirtazapine and how long does it stay in my system?

Can you please explain how i can come off mirtazapine and how long does it stay in my system?

Long time: One half of mirtazepine dose is eliminated in 20 to 40 hrs (26 in males, 37 in females). That means that mirtazepine stays in your body for several days. Depending on the dose you are taking, you should discontinue mirtazepine gradually to avoid withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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Does the grogginess of mirtazapine wear off the longer you take it? Many thanks.

Yes: And the same goes for any psychiatric meds sedation effect. Mirtazrepine gives you a desired weight gain and good sleep effect. Another plus is minimal sexual side effects with this one same as wellbuterin.. ...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