Coming soon. Improves mood. Remeron (Mirtazapine) is okay for treating depression and good for sleep. More likely to cause weight gain than any other antidepressant. How it works Coming soon. Remeron (Mirtazapine) is an atypical antidepressant. It stimulates your body to make certain chemicals in the brain, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which regulate mood. Type of medication Coming soon. Antidepressant
› Noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant
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The free Iodine Start program helps people track how well they are improving, and find the right antidepressant faster.
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More Remeron side effects » Risk factors for serious side effects Coming soon. › Age 24 years or younger › Using other medications that affect serotonin › History of heart problems › History of liver problems › Higher dose › Alcohol › Taking other medicines that make you less alert Detailed Remeron (Mirtazapine) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category X FDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)
Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.
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Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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Weight No specific weight-related info. › More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant. › Good option for people who are underweight or frail, because it can help you gain weight. › Can increase appetite and weight. › Remeron (Mirtazapine) can increase appetite and cause you to gain weight. Upsides and benefits Coming soon. › Effective at relieving some depression symptoms. › Starts to work more quickly than most antidepressants. › Might be a good option for people who have insomnia with their depression, because it can make you very sleepy. › Good option for people who are underweight or frail, because it can help you gain weight. › Six out of ten people who use an antidepressant for the first time find that it works for them. Downsides and risks Coming soon. › Not as effective as other medications for depression. › More sedating than other antidepressants. › More likely to cause minor weight gain (1 to 5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant. › Like most antidepressants, can cause higher risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior for people age 24 and younger. › The first antidepressant you try doesn't always work or it can cause side effects you really don't like. You might need to try a few different medications until you find one that works for you. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Coming soon. › Makes you sleepy. Take at bedtime. › Can increase appetite and weight. › Takes 8 to 12 weeks to see full effects on mood. › Stop taking slowly to avoid withdrawal symptoms. › Tell your doctor if you notice sudden mood changes or unusual thoughts. Learn more More about Halcion Side effects Reviews & ratings FDA package insert More about Remeron Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert