Remeron SolTab (Mirtazapine) – 30 45mg Tablet Box
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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.
Remeron SolTabÂ is used for:
Treating depression. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Remeron SolTabÂ 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 useÂ Remeron SolTabÂ 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 usingÂ Remeron SolTabÂ :
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 become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have liver or kidney disease 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 without food.
- 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; weight gain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic 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.