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.

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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...
Remeron (mirtazapine) Common are dry mouth, constipation, increase appetite & sleep. Less common are headaches & upset stomach. Rare are agitation, confusion, hair loss, blood changes, rashes, liver abnormalities, & suicidal behaviors. Read more...

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...

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...

Do the side effects of remeron (mirtazapine) ever go away if you've switched to another drug?

Yes. Yes, the side effects (sedation, etc) of Remeron (mirtazapine) do go away once you stop the medicine and gone to another drug. But the elimination half-life of Remeron (mirtazapine) is 20-40 hours -- quite long. So depending on your personal metabolism, it could take a week or so before your body has processed it all. Read more...

What are the side effects of remeron; anything to watch for?

Minimal. Most common side effects are sedation and wt gain. As with all antidepressants there are many potential side effects, but most are temporary. If you suspect something may be related to the medication talk to your doctor. Read more...
Remeron (mirtazapine) Common are dry mouth, constipation, increase appetite & sleep. Less common are headaches & upset stomach. Rare are agitation, confusion, hair loss, blood changes, rashes, liver abnormalities, & suicidal behaviors. Read more...

Remeron (mirtazapine) meds bad side effects on sister. Afraid of me and meds now.?

Many options. Sorry to hear your sister had a bad experience with remeron (mirtazapine). Don't let that discourage you from treatment as there are many other options. I hope your sister has found a medication that helps her without unpleasant side effects. Read more...

I am on 45mg remeron (mirtazapine) for G A D.Could I reduce it to 30mg without side effects. Thanks?

Remeron (mirtazapine) dose change. Your Remeron (mirtazapine) dose may be lowered; but you should not change the dose unless supervised by your doctor. You should have follow-up visits with your doctor to monitor your symptoms. In general, the longer you have been on this medication, the more slowly the tapering of your dose. Also, talk with your doctor first to make sure lowering the dose is right for you at this particular time. Read more...

How to manage side effects of a remeron (mirtazapine) overdose?

Professional eval. An acute "od" would have to be deliberate, and it would require emergency room care. Otherwise, "overdose" is a relative thing. Whomever is prescribing the remeron(mirtazapine) needs to discuss your experience with the medication, including benefits and possible problems. Meds of this type always need close clinical monitoring, especially in the early stages &when doses, or circumstances, change. Read more...