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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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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?

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?

There's no: Problem with taking the multivitamin along with the mirtazapine and diazepam. Please let your doctor know any time you add an over the counter pill to your routine, however and you'll do fine. Good luck! ...Read more

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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

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

Raise slowly: You can raise remeron (mirtazapine) approximately 15 mg per week to a total doage of ~ 90mg. Take it as a single nighttime dose because it WILL put you to sleep ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Med effects?: Add on the diazepam 8 mg/day also listed and you're taking a good amount of medication. Reassess meds with prescribing doctor. Try lowering one or the other to see if you're less groggy. Avoid alcohol or any sedating OTC meds as well. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Hello, Iam taking remeron 30 mg daily, for sleeping. Can I take paroxitine or zoloft (sertraline) with it for social anxiety?

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

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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 was prescribed remeron, (mirtazapine) for sleep problems and also hope to knock out situational depression with it. 30mg daily. Is this a good medication?

Good med: This is a good medication and you are taking a reasonable dose. Side effects to watch out for include sedation and weight gain. Work closely with your physician to find the optimal dose for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I am on antidepressants remeron and lexapro, (escitalopram) diazepam and a sleeping tablet. Is it o k to take magnesium 200mg daily. Thanks?

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

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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?

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

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What is mirtazapine used for?

What is mirtazapine used for?

Mirtazepine: Mirtazepine, or remeron, (mirtazapine) is an antidepressant which can both improve sleep and appetite. If a depressed patient has trouble with both falling asleep and maintaining body weight, the side effects of sedation and increased appetite can be used to advantage. ...Read more

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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)?

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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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!
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How does mirtazapine lift your mood?

How does mirtazapine lift your mood?

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

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Does Remeron (mirtazapine) calm you down.

Remeron (mirtazapine): It is an antidepressant with sedative effect at low dose. ...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