Remeron

(mirtazapine)

3.3/ 5 average rating with 152 reviewsforRemeron
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Improves mood.

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Remeron (mirtazapine) improves your mood and helps you sleep better, but can cause more weight gain than any other antidepressant.

Quick facts about Remeron
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (mirtazapine)
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Upsides

  • Effective at relieving some depression symptoms.
  • Starts to work more quickly than most antidepressants.
  • Can help you fall asleep if you have trouble sleeping.
  • Can also help relieve anxiety.
  • Good option if you are underweight or frail, because it can help you gain weight.
  • Available as a generic.

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Downsides

  • Makes you more tired than other antidepressants.
  • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1-5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant.

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How it works

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.

Quick facts about Remeron
  • Drug class: Mental health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (mirtazapine)

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Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
People’s experience with Remeron

152reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Remeron (mirtazapine) for Depression

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Side effect rates for Remeron (mirtazapine)

Risks and Warnings for Remeron (mirtazapine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Age 24 years or younger

    Remeron (mirtazapine) may raise the risk of suicidal thoughts or behavior, especially in younger adults. If your mood worsens or you notice any unusual changes in mood or behavior, especially during the first few months of treatment or when the dose changes, let your doctor know right away. Remeron (mirtazapine) should not be used if you are younger than 18 years of age.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Remeron (mirtazapine)

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Interactions
  • Prescription medications can interact with Remeron (mirtazapine). Let your doctor or pharmacist know if you're on prescription medications currently or within the past 14 days.
Sleep
  • Remeron (mirtazapine) can make you sleepy. It is best to take at bedtime.
  • Can help you fall asleep if you have trouble sleeping.
  • Makes you more tired than other antidepressants.
  • Reviewed Remeronon 8/30/201615mg in morn,15mg at night.occasionally drowsy.anxiety a million times better.now learning to drive again(terrified before)Now over my bad needle phobia .no more night terrors or insomnia.also take Bach rescue remedy as needed helps alot
    29
    Woman
    Depression
  • Reviewed Remeronon 9/1/2016A few sideffects but overcame these within a few weeks - great for anxiety in combo with diazepam/clonazepam. Taking 45mg every night. Sleepiness was only noticeable when I was taking 15mg on the way up to my current dose thankfully :)
    21
    Man
    Depression
  • Reviewed Remeronon 8/20/2017Take it and sleep like a log, don't worry about side-effects, for most people, there are none.
    33
    Man
    A year or so
    Depression
Weight
  • Remeron (mirtazapine) can raise your appetite and cause you to gain weight. Remeron (mirtazapine) can also raise your cholesterol.
  • Remeron (mirtazapine) can increase your appetite and cause to you to gain weight.
  • Good option if you are underweight or frail, because it can help you gain weight.
  • More likely to cause minor weight gain (1-5 pounds) and raise cholesterol than any other antidepressant.
  • Reviewed Remeronon 1/8/2016Tons of weight gain and increased appetite. Makes my lows super low and harder to get out of.
    23
    Woman
    A couple weeks
    Depression/insomnia
  • Reviewed Remeronon 7/3/2016Not ideal if you dont want to gain weight!
    52
    Woman
    Depression
  • Reviewed Remeronon 9/30/2016Side effects awful weight gain and they suddenly stop working but you still get withdrawal
    32
    Woman
    Depression