Mirtazapine 15mg Dispersible Tabs – Generic Remeron
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Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts
or actions in children, teenagers, and young adults. However, depression and
certain other mental problems may also increase the risk of suicide. Talk with
the patient’s doctor to be sure that the benefits of using Mirtazapine
outweigh the risks.
Family and caregivers must closely watch patients who take
Mirtazapine . It is important to keep in close contact with the patient’s
doctor. Tell the doctor right away if the patient has symptoms like worsened
depression, suicidal thoughts, or changes in behavior. Discuss any questions
with the patient’s doctor.
Mirtazapine is used for:
Treating depression. It may also be used for other conditions
as determined by your doctor.
Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant. How Mirtazapine
improves depression symptoms is not fully understood. It is thought to increase
the activity of certain chemicals in the brain (norepinephrine, serotonin),
which help elevate mood.
Do NOT use Mirtazapine if:
- you are allergic to any
ingredient in Mirtazapine
- you are taking furazolidone
- you are taking or have taken a
monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days
Before using Mirtazapine :
Some medical conditions
may interact with Mirtazapine . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you
have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to ,
or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any
prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary
- if you have
allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have liver or
or a low white blood cell count, or have attempted or thought about suicide
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Mirtazapine . Tell your health
care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any
of the following:
- Hydantoins (eg, phenytoin)
because they may decrease Mirtazapine ‘s effectiveness
- Fluvoxamine, furazolidone, or
MAOIs (eg, phenelzine) because side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, or
seizures, may occur
- Fluvoxamine because it may
increase the risk of Mirtazapine ‘s side effects
- Clonidine because it may decrease
Mirtazapine ‘s effectiven
How to use Mirtazapine :
Use Mirtazapine as directed by your doctor. Check the label
on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Mirtazapine comes with an extra
patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read
it again each time you get Mirtazapine refilled.
- Take Mirtazapine by mouth with or
- Take Mirtazapine in the evening
before bedtime unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Improvement should be noticed
within 1 to 4 weeks of taking Mirtazapine .
- Continue to take Mirtazapine even
if you feel well. Do not miss any doses.
- If you miss a dose of Mirtazapine
, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip
the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2
doses at once.
Important safety information:
- Mirtazapine may cause drowsiness
or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or
certain medicines. Use Mirtazapine with caution. Do not drive or perform
other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
- Children, teenagers, and young
adults who take Mirtazapine may be at increased risk for suicidal thoughts
or actions. Watch all patients who take Mirtazapine closely. Contact the
doctor at once if new, worsened, or sudden symptoms such as depressed mood;
anxious, restless, or irritable behavior; panic attacks; or any unusual
change in mood or behavior occur. Contact the doctor right away if any signs
of suicidal thoughts or actions occur.
- Lab tests, including liver
function, kidney function,
and complete blood cell counts, may be performed while you use Mirtazapine .
These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects.
Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
- Mirtazapine should not be used in
CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If
you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the
benefits and risks of using Mirtazapine while you are pregnant. It is not
known if Mirtazapine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be
breast-feeding while you use Mirtazapine , check with your doctor. Discuss
any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Mirtazapine :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any
of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Abnormal dreams; abnormal thinking; constipation;
dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; flu symptoms; increased appetite; weakness;
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE
side effects occur:
reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in
the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); decreased ability to
fight infection (fever, chills, sore throat); mental or mood changes; mouth
sores; thoughts of hurting yourself; tremors; worsening of depression.