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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Sleep study showed arousal 36 times per hour. Treated for ptsd with remeron (mirtazapine) and prozasin. Should i be on stimulant during the day for hypersomnia?

Sleep study showed arousal 36 times per hour.  Treated for ptsd with remeron (mirtazapine) and prozasin. Should i be on stimulant during the day for hypersomnia?

Can't tell with info: Unfortunately, the number of arousals does not correlate with the degree of sleepiness. Arousals are not the same as awakenings. Therefore, with the information you've given me I cannot tell you whether you should be on any type of medication for hypersomnolence. That is something that you will have to discuss with your sleep physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can remeron bi add to cymbalta (duloxetine) to reduce anxiety insomnia and to have mor appetite?

Can remeron bi add to cymbalta (duloxetine) to reduce anxiety insomnia and to have mor appetite?

Maybe . . .: Yes Remeron can be added to Cymbalta (duloxetine) but you need to discuss this w/you're prescribing physician, preferably the one prescribing both. More concerning is that your Medications list doesn't show Cymbalta (duloxetine) but rather Zoloft, Risperdal & Ativan. While side effects of Zoloft are comparable to Cymbalta (duloxetine), Risperdal & Ativan carry other potential complications. Bottom line, check w/your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Currently taking mirtazapine (remeron) 22.5mg. It helps w/ insomnia and appetite but not anxiety/panic. What would be a good second med/combo with remeron to help with panic/anxiety?

Currently taking mirtazapine (remeron) 22.5mg. It helps w/ insomnia and appetite but not anxiety/panic. What would be a good second med/combo with remeron to help with panic/anxiety?

See below: Talk to your prescribing provider as s/he is the most familiar with you and your medical history. Meanwhile, try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Be well! ...Read more

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Currently takes remeron for sleep and appetite stimulation. Not helping depression. Can adding Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) help? Read about "California rocket fuel."

Hard to say: You don't give the dose or how long you have been on it. Remeron (mirtazapine) used to help sleep or increase appetite is usually in lower doses (7.5 to 15 mg/day) while the antidepressant effects are more likely at 30-60 mg per day. You have to be on it long enough between dose increases to see an effect, which can be 4-6 weeks. Is someone prescribing it? If so, THAT is where your advice should come from. ...Read more

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My appetite is gone. Force myself to eat. Stress? Remeron gave me an appetite but raised my triglycerides. Lexapro (escitalopram) makes nausea worse. What will help?

Get seen: I'm concerned you have a physical lesion obstructing your gut. Even if you don't, you need to find the reason. Sensible people -- even physicians -- don't buy "stress" as an easy answer. "Eustress" is good -- it motivates you to excel. "Distress" means you're helpless / feel helpless; if you're in an abusive situation, your physician can perhaps help u escape;are you so strung out you can't eat? ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam) with klonopin and seroquel? The Remeron just gives me too much appetite.

Is it ok to take Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam) with klonopin and seroquel? The Remeron just gives me too much appetite.

Talk to your doctor : It might be better to increase the dose of your Seroquel. I would avoid adding another benzodiazepine such as Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam). You are already taking Klonopin (a benzodiazepine). It's best to avoid polypharmacy and the risk of addiction. Also, you could develop rebound insomnia which means you can't sleep even though you are on medication for sleep. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Tapering of remeron, down to 5mg. Take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg bedtime only. Have lack of appetite, insomnia and anxiety. When can I start 5htp or st. John's wort?

Tapering of remeron, down to 5mg. Take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg bedtime only. Have lack of appetite, insomnia and anxiety. When can I start 5htp or st. John's wort?

Now: You can start now, you can combine Remeron at this level with st. John's wort. I, however don't recommend use of xanax, (alprazolam) it is one of the short acting benzos, and more often than not it is associated with worsening anxiety as you continue to take it
good luck. ...Read more

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Lack of appetite, insom, anx. Take 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) bedtime only. Coming off remeron. Rem. Made blood sugar high. Would like to try 5htp or st. John's wort?

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Lack of appetite, insom, anx. Take 0.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) bedtime only. Coming off remeron. Rem. Made blood sugar high. Would like to try 5htp or st. John's wort?

5HTP: Should be ok if you're prescribing doctor agreed. Will need close monitoring off of the antidepressant for possible recurrence of the symptoms the Remeron (mirtazapine) was treating. ...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.

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 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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Would a 15mg tablet of mirtazapine/remeron work same way as cutting half a 30mg tablet? Might be silly question but wonder if there's an actual difference. E.g. I heard 15mg tab is more sedating. What about half of 30mg tab? Thanks in advance.

Would a 15mg tablet of mirtazapine/remeron work same way as cutting half a 30mg tablet?  Might be silly question but wonder if there's an actual difference. E.g. I heard 15mg tab is more sedating. What about half of 30mg tab? Thanks in advance.

Dont think so: Sounds like you are having exactly the same dose as 1/2 of 30mg = 15mg so same dose would likely have same effects.

For specific advice you could ask a pharmacist or doctor licensed in your area. ...Read more

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Sleepwalking on remeron--what to do to avoid this?

Advise your: Prescribing physician/ psychiatrist. Of 11, 737 people with reported side effects on remeron (mirtazapine), (mirtazapine) 40 people endorsed sleep walking. This is 0.34% but doesn't mean that the Remeron (mirtazapine) was the cause. Sleep disorders can occur with remeron (mirtazapine). ...Read more

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Can you combine ativan and remeron (mirtazapine)?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer, and Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine) is a sedating snri antidepressant. The combination can lead to excess sedation, especially when taken in high doses. But in most cases it's tolerated well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of remeron (mirtazapine)?

Remeron/mirtazapine: Common side effects, especially at lower doses, include sedation and increased appetite with potential for weight gain; dry mouth; changes in sexual function, dizziness, nausea, confusion, weakness, abnormal dreams. ...Read more

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Is remeron (mirtazapine) and trazadon the same family?

No (and yes): Both are antidepressants. But Remeron (mirtazapine) is a Tetracyclic antidepressant & Trazodone is a serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor (SARI) class. ...Read more

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How can I make remeron (mirtazapine) withdrawal better?

There is ? Of: Remeron (mirtazapine) withdrawal. On nov, 28, 2013: 11, 727 people reported to have side effects when taking remeron (mirtazapine). Among them, 308 people (2.63%) have drug withdrawal syndrome. This means that only 308 people have reported withdrawal symptoms so far when millions of people have taken the drug. In light of this, and inview of the many other medications that the patients were taking at the time, it is really difficult to state for sure whether there is a Remeron (mirtazapine) withdrawal syndrome. It has a long half-lifeso tapering is generally not necessary. About 75% of the people that complained of a withdrawal syndrome had only taken the medication for one month. Those who had taken it for longer periods of time were less likely to complain of a withdrawal. I think it simply has to be said that question as to the existence of a true withdrawal syndrome with Remeron (mirtazapine) remains somewhat open. If you however are experiencing it, please contact you're treating physician and perhaps reinstating it briefly with a slower taper will make it more tolerable for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of remeron (mirtazapine) a big problem?

Not usually: The most common side effects are sedation and wt gain. Often people with depression have trouble sleeping so the sedation may be a good thing. Wt gain is a bigger problem. Careful attention to diet may help or you may need to talk to your psychiatrist about another antidepressant. ...Read more

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How to best manage the side effects of remeron (mirtazapine)?

How to best manage the side effects of remeron (mirtazapine)?

Which side effects: The most common side effects of Remeron (mirtazapine) aka mirtazepine are sedation and wt gain. One option is to switch antidepressants, there are many other options. If it has been very beneficial when others have not taking it a couple of hours before going to bed may reduce morning drowsiness. A healthy diet with limited caloric intake may limit wt gain. ...Read more

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How can I manage side effects of remeron (mirtazapine) (soltab)?

Depends.: It depends on which side-effects you are most uncomfortable about. The most common ones are dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness, increased appetite,memory problems and in older people, confusion. With the dry mouth, sips of water, ice chips, if at home, chewing sugarless gum, sugarless hard lemon candies help. If to distressing, you may have to ask your doctor to prescribe a substitute. ...Read more

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Can I go into a medical detox facility to get off remeron (mirtazapine)?

Remeron (mirtazapine): This depends on the dosage and how long you have been on the medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

Remeron OD: Remeron (Mirtazapine)is a tetracylic antidepressant. It can be used to treat depression & sleep problems. Per Drugs. Com overdose symptoms may include: disorientation, drowsiness, impaired memory, and tachycardia. See: "https://www.drugs.com/pro/mirtazapine-orally-disintegrating-tablets.html ...Read more

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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 for 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

Dr. Joseph Weiner
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Remeron (Definition)

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