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What is the definition or description of: Mirtazapine allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Mirtazapine allergy?

Mirtazapine allergy: Mirtazapine (Remeron) is an antidepressant medication. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Wright
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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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50 year-old woman, still has high cortisol levels, despite a pituitary hypophysectomy last year that resulted from evaluation of her high BP.....?

50 year-old woman, still has high cortisol levels, despite a pituitary hypophysectomy last year that resulted from evaluation of her high BP.....?

Cushings: Cushings is a complicated problem. You have had excellent care, but it does appear that the hypophysectomy was not totally successful. Consult your endocrinoligist. You will need repeat ACTH levels and another suppression test to decide on further possible therapy ...Read more

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Is remeron a good drug for anxiety. Or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better. Thanks?

Is remeron a good drug for anxiety. Or is Lexapro (escitalopram) better. Thanks?

Both work well: There is no better than when it comes to these drugs. They are both effective and work well. ...Read more

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What sorts of medicine can I take to help with cold symptoms while taking Mirtazapine (remeron)Teca, safely?

What sorts of medicine can I take to help with cold symptoms while taking Mirtazapine (remeron)Teca, safely?

Avoid some meds: Avoid use of cold medicine containing dextromethorphan. When this drug is combined with Mirtazapine it increases your risk of a rare but serious side effect called the serotonin syndrome. Sudafed, guaifenesin, and acetaminophen are ok. Get plenty if rest and drink plenty of non alcoholic liquids. Hope this helps! Get well soon! ...Read more

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I'm on remeron (mirtazapine) 15mg for social anxiety from 3 months. Can I stop it suddenly? Is there a drug to replace it?

No.: You haven't clarified why you wish to stop it. Before doing so, discuss with your prescriber your reasons, and consider whether a lack of effectiveness might be helped by dosage or timing adjustments, and whether a side effect might be easily managed. In any case, your dosage should not be suddenly stopped. ...Read more

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Could you please advise me what drug could I reduce. Lexapro15mg or remeron (mirtazapine) 45mg. I have G A D.I am fed up taking these mind altering meds. Thanks?

Could you please advise me what drug could I reduce. Lexapro15mg or remeron (mirtazapine) 45mg. I have G A D.I am fed up taking these mind altering meds. Thanks?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Need help with Remeron (mirtazapine) withdrawal. Not the usual taper schedule. Need someone who REALLY knows what can happen with coming off this drug. Desperate.

Need help with Remeron (mirtazapine) withdrawal. Not the usual taper schedule. Need someone who REALLY knows what can happen with coming off this drug. Desperate.

Specific question: I wouldn't give you specific medical advice, but am happy to answer general questions about conditions and treatment. Talk ASAP to the prescribing doctor.

Here's a relevant letter:

https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC181176/pdf/i1523-5998-003-03-0143a.pdf ...Read more

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What med would be more suitable for G A D.Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron. Thanks or could you suggest some other medicine which does not cause a decreased sex driv?

What med would be more suitable for G A D.Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron. Thanks or could you suggest some other medicine which does not cause a decreased sex driv?

Well...: There are different classes of medications aimed at treating anxiety. I see you are already on diazepam which can be very addictive. Adding another med to help your anxiety is reasonable. Are you seeing a psychologist too to help you? A psychologist helps as much or more than taking more medications in most cases. SSRI's can cause sexual problems but try first to see then check back 1 month. ...Read more

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Can that drug remeron (mirtazapine) cause nagging headaches all day. Thanks?

Can that drug remeron (mirtazapine) cause nagging headaches all day. Thanks?

Unfortunately: Yes this is a possible side effect; however, so can anxiety and stress. Remeron (mirtazapine) is a sleeping medication and not always usually used fro anxiety-just sleep. ...Read more

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Which drug is more powerful for G A D, Lexapro (escitalopram) or Remeron. Thanks?

Which drug is more powerful for G A D, Lexapro (escitalopram) or Remeron. Thanks?

Similar: Lexapro (escitalopram) and Remeron work similarly. Remeron's advantage is it is used at night and improves sleep very rapidly so if there is a sleep problem this may be preferable. ...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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Hello I suffer from SAD generalised type even in most social events and actions. What's the best drug? Can I take remeron or zoloft (sertraline)? Which is better?

Hello I suffer from SAD generalised type even in most social events and actions. What's the best drug? Can I take remeron or zoloft (sertraline)? Which is better?

Look for underlying: I assume SAD refers to social anxiety disorder vs seasonal affective disorder vs schizoaffective disorder

Finding the underlying cause is always better than taking a pill to mask the symptoms and create more symptoms. Looking at neurotransmitters. For example pyrrole disorder (which can be helped by zinc and vitamin B 6) can explain the social anxiety symptoms. Try desensitization, relaxatio ...Read more

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I have been on 15 mg of Remeron (mirtazapine) for about a month. I would like to stop taking it. I have read many horror stories about getting off of this drug.

Maybe I'm dense, but: So you want to get OFF Remeron (mirtazapine) because you've read horror stories about people getting OFF Remeron (mirtazapine)? I don't get it. Regardless, you're not doing the math. How many is "many"? Remeron (mirtazapine) is widely used. Would you decide never to travel to Italy because you read, say, 20 or so "horror stories" when millions of people visit Italy every year? They go for a reason. Remeron (mirtazapine) exists for a reason. ...Read more

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Dr Which drug could be causing head pressure, 30mg remeron or 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Dr Which drug could be causing head pressure, 30mg remeron or 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram). Thanks?

Or neither: You haven't provided enough information for me to determine that your symptoms are really due to either of those medications vs. The condition of anxiety, headaches, or something completely separate from all those things. ...Read more

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What type of medicine is remeron (mirtazapine) and is their weight gain associated with it......is it a good replacement for respiradol?

What type of medicine is remeron (mirtazapine) and is their weight gain associated with it......is it a good replacement for respiradol?

Antidepressant: Remeron is brand name of generic antidepressant mirtazapine (http://www. Drugs. Com/remeron. Html) which is approved for major depressive disorder. Risperdal is brand name of generic antipsychotic risperidone (http://www. Drugs. Com/risperdal. Html) which is approved for treating schizophrenia & bipolar disorder (manic depression). Therefore they're not equivalent. Best to chat w/your Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How hard is it overdose on my medicine I'm on 1.5 mg of klonopin 80 mg of inderal (propranolol) and 45 mg of remeron at night that's it wife says its a lot?

How hard is it overdose on my medicine I'm on 1.5 mg of klonopin 80 mg of inderal (propranolol) and 45 mg of remeron at night that's it wife says its a lot?

Medication Question: It would be best for you to contact your prescribing physician. If meds are prescribed by different physicians contact one of them and ask about all three in combination. You would be well served to contact a psychologist to help you deal with your anxiousness. That may help to relieve some of your other symptoms too. According to the cdc 90% of all doctor visits in the us are caused by stress. ...Read more

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2 weeks, Remeron (mirtazapine) 15mg I had 4 alcoholic drinks Sat, didn't take drug that night. Could have I damaged liver for drinking with drug still in my system?

2 weeks, Remeron (mirtazapine) 15mg I had 4 alcoholic drinks Sat, didn't take drug that night. Could have I damaged liver for drinking with drug still in my system?

Highly unlikely;: Highly unlikely from a single event, but how much and how often you drink, what other medicines you take, genetic predisposition, and current health state of your liver all impact the result. Any concerns: Nausea, vomiting, yellowish hue to eyes or skin, see your provider for a check up. ...Read more

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I am on psychaitric medications haloperidol remeron (mirtazapine) and celexa. Should I get better everyday the more I tak the medicine?

I am on psychaitric medications haloperidol remeron (mirtazapine) and celexa. Should I get better everyday the more I tak the medicine?

There is no 'should': Certainly not day by day will you see changes. If you work with the doctors and a therapist and the medications are right for you, you will improve. But it may have ups and downs and may plateau at times. It's not only the pill - it's what you do too. Talk to you doctor about how to manage your expectations - don't let yourself be disappointed. Be hopeful, but realistic. Best wishes! ...Read more

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After my dads stroke, his dr put him on Prozac and Remeron (mirtazapine) to help him sleep! Can these 2 drugs together cause severe mood changes? What do I do?

After my dads stroke, his dr put him on Prozac and Remeron (mirtazapine) to help him sleep! Can these 2 drugs together cause severe mood changes? What do I do?

Yes: I would not use either drug with a patient who has had a stroke, as the adverse effect profile might present in a far more intense fashion, especially suicide risks with Prosac. I personally feel uncomfortable with the approach, and recommend a visit to a geriatrician or psychiatrist to get this straightened out. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

I was prescribed Prozac 40 mg, Ritalin 10 mg, Concerta 108 mg, Remeron 30 mg and Risperdal 3 mg. Is this number of drugs safe?

Depends...: On what you and your doctor decide together. There are theoretically some interactions among the drugs you've listed, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will experience them. It's difficult to know all of the possible interactions when you have this many medications in combination. Some of the drugs' metabolism could be affected or you may have increased risk of side effects. ...Read more

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Is the sleep provided by mirtazapine remeron considered restful sleep or is it restless sleep? Considered real sleep or is it a drug induced coma? Fake

Is the sleep provided by mirtazapine remeron considered restful sleep or is it restless sleep? Considered real sleep or is it a drug induced coma? Fake

Remeron (mirtazapine) is used: To treat depression, so it depends on why you’re taking it. Without knowing more about the underlying reasons for your sleep problems, if they’re related to depression for example, it’s hard to say whether or not this will give you restful sleep.
Remeron is not a sleep med but is sedating; it treats depression, which can treat insomnia that is related to depression. ...Read more

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Seen psychiatrist added effoxor to my clonazepam inderal (propranolol) and remeron is this safe seen on drugs. Com major interactions?

Seen psychiatrist added effoxor to my clonazepam inderal (propranolol) and remeron is this safe seen on drugs. Com major interactions?

The main thing to: Look out for is combined sedation, lightheadedness and serotonin syndrome, which I have only seen twice in 30 years of practice. So, get up slowly if going from a lying to standing condition and let your legs dangle over the side of the bed for 30 seconds before getting up slowly. Make sure you are not getting clumsy and don't drive or operate machinery until you are sure the meds are safe for you. ...Read more

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Can Remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg cause Head Pressure. I find it great for sleep. Is there any other drug its equivalent. I suffer from Severe Anxiety. Thanks?

Can Remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg cause Head Pressure. I find it great for sleep. Is there any other drug its equivalent. I suffer from Severe Anxiety. Thanks?

Med and therapy: Yes there are different medications that may not have this side effect. Check with your prescriber. Also it's best to see a therapist to help you develop ways to relieve anxiety and to uncover the roots of your anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I do to help post nasal drip, thickly feeling in throat from cold, coughing a lot, I take remeron don't want to mix drugs I shouldn't.

See doctor: You need to consult a doctor re. This issue. The potential causes include post-nasal drips from allergies, sinus infection, and even reflux. Since Remeron (mirtazapine) has some drying effect on the nose, I would lean more towards sinusitis or reflux ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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