Remeron is a medication used to treat depression. It is also commonly known as Mirtazapine among professionals.
How it works
Depression is known to be caused due to chemical imbalances in the brain. As an antidepressant, Remeron works by restoring the balance between neurotransmitters in the brain.
The main use of Remeron is its ability to treat depression. This medication can enhance feelings of wellbeing and improve mood.
This medication is generally taken once a day, during bed time. It is possible for you to take the drug at a different schedule if you physician agrees. You must take this drug by mouth, with or without food. The dosage must be determined by your physician depending on your medical condition and response to the treatment. However, your dosage should not be higher than 45mgs per day.
You must consume Remeron as regularly as possible in order to benefit from it. So, do not accidently skip or miss your doses. If you take the medication at the same time every day, you will not forget your dose. It can take up to 4 weeks for the symptoms of depression to disappear. During this time period, you need to make sure that you strictly follow the prescription provided by your physician. Do not increase your dosage without consulting your physician.
It is essential for you to continue the treatment even when you feel well. You must not discontinue the treatment without consulting your physician. If you stop taking Remeron all of a sudden, your condition can get worse. So, you need to decrease your dosage slowly.
If your condition does not improve or gets worse during the treatment period, do not hesitate to contact your physician.
Look out for the following side effects during the course of the treatment.
Even though these conditions are only temporary, inform your physician if they continue to persist.
During the treatment period, you are also likely to experience some severe side effects such as:
Swelling of hands/feet
Signs of infection
At the event of such side effects, do not hesitate to look for immediate medical help.
The precautionary methods listed below must be strictly adhered in order to reduce the occurrence of possible side effects.
Make sure that you are not allergic to any of the inactive ingredients used in Remeron.
Do not drive or operate machinery since this medication can make you feel dizzy.
When getting up from a sitting or lying position, get up slowly to avoid the risk of lightheadedness.
Be mindful when giving this medication to older adults as they will be more susceptible to certain side effects such as drowsiness.
If you become pregnant or planning to get pregnant during the treatment period, make sure to consult a doctor in order to discuss the risks and benefits of consuming this medication during this period.
It is not known for sure whether Remeron is passed on to infant via breast milk. If you are planning to nurse your child during the treatment period, speak with your healthcare provider first.