Remeron (Mirtazapine)

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What is Remeron (Mirtazapine) prescribed for?

While many people tend to feel sad or depressed at times, for most it is a normal reaction to the struggles of life. But then there is when intense feelings of sadness, including helpless, hopeless, and worthless feelings, and you may feel exhausted or generally very tired, and when it lasts for many days to weeks, you may have clinical depression, which is a treatable condition.

If you have any of these symptoms for at least two weeks, then you may want to speak with your doctor regarding you mental wellness. The symptoms are as follows; A depressed mood during most of the day, especially in the morning, you feel tired or have a lack of energy almost every day, you feel worthless or guilty almost every day, you have a hard time focusing, remembering details, and making decisions, you can’t sleep or you sleep too much almost every day, you have almost no interest or pleasure in many activities nearly every day, you think often about death or suicide (not just a fear of death), you feel restless or slowed down, you’ve lost or gained weight.

This medication is used to treat depression. When taken it improves mood and feelings of well being.  Mirtazapine is an antidepressant. And it works by restoring the balance of a natural chemical, known as a neurotransmitter, in the brain.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this medication, consult with your doctor or pharmacist on the matter. Take this medication directly has prescribed, and make sure to read the instructions on the prescription label.  And if you have any concerns, speak with your medical professional.

This medication is to be taken by mouth, with or without food, usually once a day at bedtime. Remember the dosage is based on your medical condition and your response to the treatment and therapy.

Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use it at the same time each day. It may take between 1-4 weeks to notice improvement in your symptoms. Therefore, do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.

Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic Mirtazapine; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform your doctor of your Medical history, especially if you have ever had the following; history or family history of psychiatric disorders (e.g., bipolar/manic-depressive disorder), history or family history of suicide attempts, liver disease, kidney disease, seizures, high blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels, heart disease (e.g., recent heart attack, angina), stroke, severe loss of body fluids (dehydration), low blood pressure, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type).

Mirtazapine may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.

The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using mirtazapine, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death).

Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using mirtazapine safely.

Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic Mirtazapine; or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.

Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform your doctor of your Medical history, especially if you have ever had the following; history or family history of psychiatric disorders (e.g., bipolar/manic-depressive disorder), history or family history of suicide attempts, liver disease, kidney disease, seizures, high blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels, heart disease (e.g., recent heart attack, angina), stroke, severe loss of body fluids (dehydration), low blood pressure, personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type).

Mirtazapine may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.

The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using mirtazapine, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death).

Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using mirtazapine safely.

What is Mirtazapine?

When taken, this medication helps improve your mood and overall feelings of well-being. So exactly what is Remeron used for?  It is a medication that is used to treat depression. How does Remeron work? Mirtazapine is classified as an antidepressant that works by restoring the balance of a natural chemical within the brain called a neurotransmitter. This medication comes in the singular strength of 30mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any inquiries in general, feel free to give us a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.      

 

How long does Mirtazapine take to work?

It generally takes about 4 to 6 weeks before this medication fully comes into effect. If you are still feeling depressed after the 6 week mark, be sure to notify your doctor.

 

What are the side effects of Mirtazapine?

This medication does have some common side effects. As to what are the side effects of Remeron: Dizziness, drowsiness, increased appetite, weight gain, dry mouth, and constipation. Keep in mind that these are not all of the side effects listed for this medication, and if you are experiencing any of these be sure to inform your doctor if they persist or worsen.

 

How long does Mirtazapine stay in your system?

Remeron usually stays within your body from 4 to 8 days. This of course depends on the patient’s health and dose. The half life for Mirtazapine is 20 to 40 hours. Therefore, most of the drug should be out of your system by the 4th day.

 

What is the generic name for Remeron?

The generic name for Remeron is known as Mirtazapine. A generic for this medication has been available since 2004.

 

What type of antidepressant is Remeron?

Remeron belongs to a class of drugs known as tetracyclic antidepressants. They are a type of antidepressant that treats depression by moderating the levels of neurotransmitters within the brain.

 

How to take Remeron?

This medication is taken by mouth, and can be taken with or without food. Most often your doctor will prescribe it for once a day and for it to be taken at bedtime. Remember that your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to the treatment.

 

How much does Remeron cost?

Remeron is part of Medicare’s Tier 1 of the formulary. This means that Remeron is generally classified as an inexpensive generic. However, you can still find a more affordable option at an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center.

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