Remeron: Best choice for an
Generic Name: Mirtazapine
Brand Name: Remeron
Remeron usually prescribed?
Remeron is usually
prescribed for the treatment of major depression, which is a continuous
depressed mood that interferes with your daily experience at work, school or
with your family. The symptoms of major depression usually involve low mood,
reduced energy, lack of interest in normal activities, changes in appetite and
weight, difficulty sleeping, either fidgeting or slowing down of physical
movements, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, difficulty
concentrating, difficulty thinking and sometimes suicidal thoughts.
Remeron is believed to work
by adjusting the balance of certain neurochemicals in your brain involved in
thinking. These neurochemicals or chemical messengers are referred to as
norepinephrine and serotonin and this antidepressant belongs to the class of
drugs known as tetracyclics, which are chemically related to other
antidepressants such as the serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the MAO
should I know about this antidepressant?
This depression medication
has been known to make people drowsy or less alert, and may also affect your
thinking or judgment. You should not drive or perform any hazardous activity
until you're well aware of how this medication effects you.
should Remeron not be prescribed?
You should not take Remeron
if you have ever had an allergic reaction to similar drugs such as Ludiomil and
Desyrel. You should obviously tell your doctor if you have ever had any adverse
drug reactions to this or similar drugs. You should also avoid Remeron if you
are taking the MAO antidepressants Nardil or Parnate.
Information from the
PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs
additional information by Paul Susic MA Licensed Ph.D. Candidate
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