Information about Remeron: Includes the warnings, side effects, precautions and drug interactions.
IMPORTANT NOTE | TITLE | HOW TO PRONOUNCE | COMMON BRAND NAMES | USES | OTHER USES | HOW TO TAKE | SIDE EFFECTS | PRECAUTIONS | DRUG INTERACTIONS | OVERDOSE | NOTES | MISSED DOSE | STORAGE
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TITLE MIRTAZAPINE DISINTEGRATING TABLETS - ORAL
HOW TO PRONOUNCE (mer-TAZ-uh-peen)
COMMON BRAND NAMES Remeron Soltab
USES Mirtazapine is used to treat depression.
HOW TO TAKE
Open the tablet container(s) and place the proper dose
of this medication directly on your tongue once daily preferably at bedtime, or
as directed by your doctor. The tablet(s) will quickly dissolve and will be
swallowed with your saliva; taking the dose with water/liquid is not necessary.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. Do not
break or crush the tablets. Also, do not remove any of the tablets from the
original container/packaging until you are ready to take your dose. Doing so
could decrease the effectiveness of the drug. If you have any questions
regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist. It may take up to
two weeks before the full benefit of this drug takes effect. Therefore, do not
increase your dose or take it more frequently than prescribed. Consult your
Drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, constipation,
increased appetite, or weight gain may occur. If any of these effects persist or
worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious
side effects occur: swelling of hands or feet, muscle pain, unusual or severe
mental/mood changes. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but
serious side effects occur: back pain, shakiness (tremor), increased urination.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious
side effects occur: persistent sore throat or fever, chills, trouble breathing,
chest pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of:
kidney problems, liver problems, other mental/mood conditions (e.g., bipolar
disorder), seizures, heart disease, strokes, high cholesterol, any allergies.
This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria or any other
condition where you must restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine),
consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding the safe use of this drug. This drug
may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring
alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcoholic beverages. To
minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a seated
or lying position. Though uncommon, depression can lead to thoughts or attempts
of suicide. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any suicidal thoughts,
worsening depression, or any other mental/mood changes (including new or
worsening anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability,
hostile/angry feelings, impulsive actions, severe restlessness, rapid speech).
Keep all medical appointments so your healthcare professional can monitor your
progress closely and adjust/change your medication if needed. Caution is advised
when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the
effects of the drug. This medication should be used only when clearly needed
during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not
known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription
medication you may use, especially: cisapride. Certain medications taken with
this product could result in serious, even fatal, drug interactions. Do not take
MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine,
procarbazine, selegiline, isocarboxazid, tranylcypromine) for at least 14 days
before or after taking this medication. Consult your pharmacist. Tell your
doctor if you take any drugs that cause drowsiness such as: medicine for sleep,
tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs (e.g., diazepam), narcotic pain relievers
(e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., phenothiazines or tricyclics),
anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), muscle relaxants, certain
antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine). Check the label on all your medicines
(e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing
ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of these products. Do not
start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison
control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US
national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their
local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose include:
disorientation, memory problems, unusually fast heartbeat.
Do not share this medication with others. Laboratory
and/or medical tests may be performed to monitor your progress.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If
it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual
dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F
(15 to 30 degrees C) away from light and moisture. Take your dose immediately
after opening the tablet package; do not open and store in a different