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Since starting mirtazapine 15 mg 3 weeks ago I have been very irritable and grumpy and snappy do these meds cause this ?

Since starting mirtazapine 15 mg 3 weeks ago I have been very irritable and grumpy and snappy do these meds cause this ?

See answer : Mirtazapine is used primarily in the treatment of depression and other mood disorders. Potential side effects include mood or mental changes, including abnormal thinking, agitation, anxiety, confusion, and feelings of not caring. Some antidepressants, especially SSRIs, can paradoxically exacerbate some peoples' depression or anxiety or cause suicidal ideation. Recommend contact your MD for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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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I was on remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg for insomnia for 2 months prescribed by a psychiatrist. I tapered for 2 wk and then stopped. I still have insomia . What to do?

I was on remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg for insomnia for 2 months prescribed by a psychiatrist. I tapered for 2 wk and then stopped. I still have insomia . What to do?

Call psychiatrist : If your psychiatrist prescribed you Remeron (mirtazapine) for insomnia and it worked, it's possible, if not likely, that whatever was causing the insomnia is still there. Did your psychiatrist recommend you taper and stop, or did you or someone else recommend that? I explain to my patients that many psychiatric conditions, like many general medical conditions, require long term treatment. ...Read more

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I take sertraline 100 mg just been switched to mirtazapine 15 mg should I be concerned about weight gain ?

I take sertraline 100 mg just been switched to mirtazapine 15 mg should I be concerned about weight gain 

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It's possible: But before you jump the gun and fail to give a possibly helpful medication a try, first see how you feel and how your appetite responds. You may not have a strong an appetite stimulus as you think. ...Read more

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What is the reccomended dose for taper off mirtazapine sandoz from 15 mg to 0mg ? I'm in mirt for 6 months and i worry withdrawal symptom thanks

Ask your doc!: Seriously! If you want to change your drug regimen whether stop or increase dose, it's best to chat w/prescribing doc. With that said, 15mg is smallest dose of Mirtazapine so unless you cut tablet in half, you can't get smaller dose, at least not in States. Check out http://www.drugs.com/mirtazapine.html for more info. ...Read more

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I am on 15 mg mirtazapine but still w episodic severe anxiety. What is best dose of mirtaz for anxiety?

Depends: Mirtazapine is a serotonin-based antidepressant that is only fda-approved for major depression. That means that there is no specific dosing for anxiety. However, given its serotonin effects it does provide some anxiety-lowering effects too. However, the exact dose can only be determined by trial and error. Know that the antidepressant effects really start at 30 mg. So your dose is not high. ...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