Remeron (Mirtazapine) is a prescription medication used to treat depression. It improves mood and feelings of well-being. Depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, think, and act. Family history, health issues, medications, and personality are major causes of depression. The active ingredient in Remeron is Mirtazapine. Mirtazapine belongs to a class of drugs called antidepressants. It works by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
We currently offer the brand Remeron from Canada manufactured by Merck in the strength of 30 mg tablets. The generic Mirtazapine is also available from Canada and India by different manufacturers in the strength of 15 mg, 30 mg, and 45 mg tablets.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Remeron. The most common side effects of Remeron may include the following:
• Increased appetite;
• Weight gain
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Blurred vision;
• Decreased need for sleep;
• Feelings of extreme happiness or sadness;
• Severe rash or blisters
These are not all of the side effects of Remeron. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Remeron if you are allergic to Mirtazapine or any ingredient in Remeron. Before you start using this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant;
• Have a family history of bipolar disorder;
• Have glaucoma;
• Have heart problems;
• Have high cholesterol;
• Have liver disease
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Remeron and antibiotics, azole antifungals, antiviral medicines for treating HIV/AIDS, seizure medicines, other antidepressants, etc. Avoid tryptophan, tramadol, cimetidine, diazepam, or St. John’s wort with Remeron. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. It is unknown if Remeron will harm a fetus. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Mirtazapine passes into breast milk in small amounts but should not affect a nursing infant. Take Remeron precisely as prescribed by your doctor. Take this drug at the same time every day, preferably at bedtime. Swallow the Remeron tablet whole with water. You may take this medication with or without food. It may take a few weeks for your symptoms to improve. Do not stop taking the medication without talking to your doctor. Stopping Remeron suddenly may cause withdrawal symptoms. Avoid alcohol while using this drug. Drinking alcohol can increase the side effects of Remeron. Store at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.