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My friend takes 15mg Mirtazapine daily he's just taken 5 tablets, I think are 75 in total is he safe?
Remeron (mirtazapine) OD?: Your friend exceeded maximum safe dose & needs to go to ER. ...Read more
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
I am suffering with sudden onset anxiety, I am taking 15mg mirtazapine daily and 1mg diazepam also. I want to take daily multi-vitamin is this ok?
Hello Iam taking colchicine 1mg once daily with remeron (mirtazapine) 15mg daily together. Is it safe to take them together?
Yes: It is safe to take this combination as there are no reported drug interactions. ...Read more
Remeron (mirtazapine) dosage for appetite stimulant? Currently receives Remeron (mirtazapine) 15 mg daily PO. Lost 13# in 1 month. How much would you recommend for appetite stimu
My doctor prescribed me a 1/2 tab. Once daily mirtazapine (remeron) in emergency cases of physiologic distress for 3 days max. Could this help me?
Which antidepressant, other than remeron, (mirtazapine) will help control daily nausea, anxiety, sleep disturbances, digestive issues, lack of appetite.
Everyone's different: If there was one perfect antidepressant for everybody, there would only need to be one on the market. The fact that there are many different ones means that everyone is different. It may take a while to find just the right medicine for you. Hang in there. It will be worth the wait. ...Read more
I have reduced lyrica (pregabalin) from 600mg daily to 450mg and remeron from 30mg to 22mg. Which med is causing me to be irritable. Thanks?
I am on remeron 30mg, lexapro 15mg and lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg 3 times daily for G A D.I am on these Meds for months. Why do I feel so groggy still. Thanks?
I suffer from G A D.I am on 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram). 30mg Remeron 10mg amitrypiline and 15mg diazepam daily. Is that o k. Thanks?
Polypharmacy: While this combination may work for some, there are a few concerning things: 1. Lexapro (escitalopram) and Amitryptiline are contraindicated (may cause Serotonin Syndrome). 2. Diazepam is habit forming and while effective, it's not great for daily long-term use. 3. No mention of psychotherapy. Suggest medication eval, get basic labs (CMP, CBC), and ramp up psychosocial strategies to reduce or eliminate symptoms. ...Read more
How long will the fatigue last on remeron (mirtazapine)? I have been on Remeron (mirtazapine) for 1 week now and am exhausted daily.
Remeron (mirtazapine): It can take 2-3 weeks for side effects to lessen in antidepressant use. Sometimes fluoxetine takes longer. Obviously given Remeron often causes sleepiness, it may be a side effect that may persist. My only other concern would be that you've listed you are on Effexor, (venlafaxine) Prozac, and Cymbalta. Along with Remeron among other side effects would be delaying of REM sleep which may make you sleepier too ...Read more
I am on 30mg remeron, 150mg lyrica (pregabalin) 3 times daily and 15mg lexapro for G A D an in borne genetic anxiety personality. Is this a lot of Meds. Thanks?
Not necessarily...: The short answer to "is this a lot of medication? " is that it depends on several factors, most of which should be discussed with a doctor. For example, with a life long illness at this certain age, it certainly may not. On the other hand, that experience to know may be best. If you are looking to cut down on a particular medication, there is some potential to do that with these medications. ...Read more
Got insomnia & need sleep I take 30mg citalopram daily can I take 15mg mirtazapine tonight to help me sleep? Took mirtaz on its own before citalopram
Talk w ur doc first: Both citalopram and Mirtazapine are both antidepressants. Mirtazapine has a side effect of making a person sleepy so it sometimes is helpful in this regard. However your doctor may not want you to take two antidepressants so you should discuss this with him or her before you make that decision. ...Read more
Hello, Iam taking remeron 30 mg daily, for sleeping. Can I take paroxitine or zoloft (sertraline) with it for social anxiety?
Yes you can: You can take Remeron (mirtazapine) along with an SSRI. There is a slight increased risk for serotonin syndrome. However, your doctor can advise you on the risks, benefits and side effects of your medicine and monitor you accordingly. This combination is usually well tolerated in healthy younger patients. Best wishes! ...Read more
I was prescribed remeron, (mirtazapine) for sleep problems and also hope to knock out situational depression with it. 30mg daily. Is this a good medication?
I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) and remeron for G A D.I am also on 10mg diazepam. Is it o k to take magnesium daily as I find it good for headaches. Thanks?
Depends: Well, it kind of depends on the type of magnesium you're taking. Stay away from magnesium citrate - as this can interact with Lexapro (escitalopram) to cause unsafe levels of low sodium (we call it hyponatremia). However, magneium gluconate is fine and should offer you the help with headaches. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Was on 75mg mirtazapine for 5 or 6 months recently cut back down to 30 over the last month, been getting panic attacks again daily so I went up to 45mg. I feel nausea, anxiety, hot and cold, dizzy hlp?
Can I take 3600mg gabapentin 120mg of propranolol 45mg mirtazapine 50mg of sertraline and 20mg of omeprazole daily as it's what I'm being prescribe?
Sertraline Mix: Hello. Have to be cautious with dose of sertraline and mirazapine as the mix can cause something, though rare, called serotonin syndrome. Gabapentin mixed with these 2 adds sedation and cognitive changes into the picture so best to stagger it instead of taking it directly with the others. Safe with omeprazole. Protecting your stomach. ...Read more
I am on antidepressants remeron and lexapro, (escitalopram) diazepam and a sleeping tablet. Is it o k to take magnesium 200mg daily. Thanks?
Magnesium's OK: The Remeron and Lexapro (escitalopram) are risky in combo and you might ask your doctor to watch that closely and it is always important to remind them of all medications/supplements you take or plan to take. You are wise to think about this issue so talk to the Doc or a pharmacist for details. Best! ...Read more
I am taking elavil, nuvigil, remeron, and Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety/depression/chronic daily fatigue. The first 3 have me in a fog. Will weaning off help me?
Yes: Weaning off medication may help. Nuvigil is not usually sedating or causing "fog", the three other medications could. Discuss adjusting medication with treating physician, it is not safe to abruptly stop all of these medications. ...Read more
My mother (93) has just had a mild tia. She is on clopidogrel, lansoprazole, amlodipine, losartan/hydrochlorothiazid, simvastatin, mirtazapine, buprenorphine patches. Should she also take an aspirin daily?
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!
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Spec. Seratonin antag:
Is a non adrenergic & specific seratonergic anti-depressant. It is an alpha-2 antagonist. (NaSSA)
can be used as anxiolytic, hypnotic, anti-emetic &appetite stimulant.
Seek a second opinion from a teaching hospital psychiatrist. In the meantime boost your neuro-transmitters with medtierranean diet
with Research has shown reduction of psych. Meds or even elimination after omega 3 fish oil capsule ...Read more