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Why does 30ml of mirtazipine make you less drowsier than 15ml?

Why does 30ml of mirtazipine make you less drowsier than 15ml?

Unusual: Except in the way that that drug is metabolized in your body. I think you should talk this over with your pharmacist. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Is there a way to stimulate my appetite to keep my weight on besides taking mirtazipine?

Is there a way to stimulate my appetite to keep my weight on besides taking mirtazipine?

Brandy: An old remedy but does work. A couple of table spoon s of brandy a half hour before meals is an appetite stimulant spiritus vini vitus (rectified spirits of wine. ...Read more

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Currently take mirtazipine 15mg what can I take with this for anxirty what would be best?

Currently take mirtazipine 15mg what can I take with this for anxirty what would be best?

That is DEFINITELY: A discussion you should reserve for the doctor who presribed the mirtazapine. I really hope that no HealthTap doc would do you the disservice of giving you specific recommendations just based on your post. Now, if you repost the question asking what antianxirty agents are known to work well with mirtazapine, that's a question that can be answered. ...Read more

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How can I taper off of Mirtazipine 45mg?

With MD: You are taking mirtazipine for a reason. If it works well you may feel well; however, unlike an infection, this doesn't mean the illness is gone, maybe only controlled. So, talk to the doctor who prescribes your medication about how you are feeling and why you think you can stop. ...Read more

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How much mirtazipine should I take for sleep?

How much mirtazipine should I take for sleep?

Remeron (mirtazapine): Lower dose is more sedating, such as 15 mg. At bedtime, assuming it is prescribed for depression/sleep. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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What medications does mirtazipine interact badly with?

U need 2 do the work: You shouldn't post such questions on HealthTap. Answering them is not a good use of HealthTap doctors' time. There are many websites with free interaction checkers you can use yourself e.g. Drugs. Com, Epocrates, Medscape, Webmd & numerous others. What's more, doing it yourself will make you a better patient & put you in better control of your care because you'll learn, understand & remember more. ...Read more

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Can I change from 15mg mirtazipine to 20mg citalipram?

Yes, but: Talk with your doctor about how to do this. Please list all your meds (a "variety of antidepressants" is not a good substitute for a careful listing) Ask about risks of serotonergic syndrome and the risks of exacerbating your IBS with any medication change. ...Read more

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Hi, I take mirtazipine 30 mg one at night. Is it ok to take feminax with lysine in it during the day?

Hi, I take mirtazipine 30 mg one at night. Is it ok to take feminax with lysine in it during the day?

Yes: You can go here and enter your medications or their ingredients and it will check for interactions:
http://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Php

if feminax is just ibuprofen and lysine then its fine to take together. If you have complications or problems you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Could Mirtazipine be causing my congestion problem. I have had problems in the past and just recently but this only worsened in the last few days.

Could Mirtazipine be causing my congestion problem. I have had problems in the past and just recently but this only worsened in the last few days.

Not common but, yes: This can be a side effect but it can also be your old condition feeling worse. Some seasons heighten allergy as do other situational conditions. Talk w/ your Dr to try to find your cause. Symptomatic relief may be found till then - what helped in the past? Call your Dr. Best! ...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?

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!
DrZ ...Read more

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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

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Please describe the medication: mirtazapine?

Please describe the medication: mirtazapine?

Mirtazepine: 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 people, not for others. ...Read more

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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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On 30mg of mirtazapine and still very anxious?

On 30mg of mirtazapine and still very anxious?

Hormones: Being 64 y/o and postmenopausal, you would benefit from some progesterone treatment. This ovarian hormone hits the same receptor site in the brain that drugs like diazepam and is very effective in treating anxiety. A tsp of magnesium/citrate, sulfate (Epsom salts), or glycinate can help at least temporarily with anxiety. ...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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Does remeron (mirtazapine) come in 7.5mg tablets?

Yes, it does: Yes, at least one company that makes generic mirtazepine (remeron) -- caraco pharmaceutical laboratories ltd -- makes a 7.5mg tablet. ...Read more

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What happens if I quit mirtazapine after 2 months?

Nothing: Mirtazapine is not a medication that is likely to cause any sort of withdrawal at any dosage. You may have difficulty sleeping or have symptoms which it was treating. ...Read more

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What happendsif I quit mirtazapine after 2 months?

Back to same.: You will be like you were before. ...Read more

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What happens if I quit mirtazapine after 6 months?

What happens if I quit mirtazapine after 6 months?

It depends: You and your doctor need to have a talk before quitting your antidepressant -- review your progress on the medication, and be sure it's wise to stop. People can relapse if discontinuing too soon, and I don't know what your state was before you started the medicine. If you're not already seeing a psychiatrist, consultation with one may help. ...Read more

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Does mirtazapine have anticholinergenic properties?

Does mirtazapine have anticholinergenic properties?

Mirtazapine: Has muscarinic receptor blocking activity in addition to blocking histamine. It has Alpha 2 adrenergic and D2 and D3 activity. (complicated action) I find it to be a terrific medication but its best given at night and in small doses to start (15 mg) Some people report a dry mouth in the morning and difficulty with reading The anticholinergic tendencies (muscarinic) seem to be mild. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to chew mirtazapine tablets?

Would it be acceptable to chew mirtazapine tablets?

May not be advised: Most medications are meant to be taken as directed. The mechanism behind the release, metabolism and blood level of the drug can depend on its design which can include the coating and form among other things. For some medications cutting, crushing or chewing can destroy the active drug and for others it may cause too rapid & too high blood levels. Please check with your doc &/or pharmacist. ...Read more

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How long does it take my drug mirtazapine to expire?

Pharmacist: It's best to take the bottle of Mirtazapine to your pharmacist for this answer. ...Read more