Remeron (mirtazapine)

This tetracyclic antidepressant is among the older classes of antidepressants. It is still used in cases where a patient has not responded to the new classes of antidepressant.

What is Remeron?

Remeron

Remeron


 

Remeron is a tetracyclic antidepressant that primarily affects the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. This causes a decrease in symptoms of depression and anxiety. It may take several weeks to feel the full effect of this medication.

Uses of Remeron

Remeron is used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and sleep disorder. It is also used sometimes to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorder, panic disorder and chronic fatigue. It is often prescribed in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers for dual diagnosis treatment. It is used to help treat substance-induced sleep disorders, especially after detox. Insomnia is a common disorder that occurs during withdrawal and following withdrawal until the brain has returned to normal functioning.

This medication should not be taken if you suffer from the following conditions:

  • Angina
  • Blood vessel disease
  • History of heart disease
  • Mania or hypomania

Side Effects of Using Remeron

Remeron may cause side effects. These include:

  • Flulike symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Shortness of breath
  • Constipation

Notify your doctor if these side effects do not go away or are severe.

Some less common but more serious side effects are:

  • Unusual dreams
  • Weakness
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Fainting
  • Seizures
  • Impulsiveness
  • Irritability
  • Uncontrolled anger or aggression
  • Increased sensitivity to touch

If you experience any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately.

Remeron Withdrawal Symptoms

As with other antidepressants, many people experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping Remeron use. Consult your doctor before stopping Remeron, as symptoms are decreased by slowly tapering off this medication. While these withdrawal symptoms are not life-threatening, they may be quite uncomfortable. They include:

  • Headache
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Vertigo
  • Decreased appetite
  • Irritability or agitation
  • Dizziness
  • Sweats
  • Insomnia and tiredness

Looking For Treatment?

If you suffer from panic, depression or other mental health disorders and you have been taking more of your medication than prescribed, then you are also suffering from drug addiction. Recovery Connection coordinators can help you find a quality integrated dual diagnosis treatment program that will help you manage your mood and break your addiction. Call 866-812-8231 now and get the help you deserve today.

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