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Mirtazapine is a medicine that is used to treat depression.
Side Effects of Remeron
- Suicidal Thoughts or Actions: See FDA Alert.
- Agranulocytosis. Mirtazapine may cause agranulocytosis, which is a very low number of a type white blood cells that are needed to fight infection. Call your healthcare professional if you get a fever, sore throat, mouth sores, or other signs of infection.
- Severe sleepiness causing impaired judgment, thinking, and motor skills: Do not drive a car or operate dangerous machines until you know how mirtazapine affects you.
- Increased appetite and weight gain
- Increases in cholesterol, triglycerides and liver function tests
- Mania: You may become hyperactive, excitable, or elated.
- Seizures. You may experience a seizure (convulsion), even if you are not taking mirtazapine close in time with a MAOI.
- Sexual problems: You may have problems with impotence (erectile dysfunction), abnormal ejaculation, difficulty reaching orgasm, or decreased libido (sexual desire).
- Do not drink alcohol. Alcohol can increase the impaired judgment, thinking, and motor skills that happen with mirtazapine.
- Other side effects include sleepiness, nausea, increased appetite, weight gain, and dizziness
- Tell your healthcare professional about all your medical conditions, especially if you have heart problems, kidney or liver problems, mania, or had a heart attack or stroke. Tell your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Tell your healthcare professional if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed your baby.
Who Should Not Take Remeron
Never take mirtazapine if you are taking another drug used to treat depression, called a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), or if you have stopped taking a MAOI in the last 14 days. Taking mirtazapine close in time to an MAOI can result in serious, sometimes fatal, reactions, including:
- High body temperature
- Seizures (convulsions)
MAOI drugs include Nardil (phenelzine sulfate), Parnate (tranylcypromine sulfate), Marplan (isocarboxazid), and other brands.
Interactions with Remeron
Mirtazapine may interact with medicines other than the ones already mentioned in this information sheet, causing serious side effects. Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements you take, especially Valium (diazepam) or other anti-anxiety or sleeping medicines.
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