What is mirtazapine?
MIRTAZAPINE (brand name Remeron) is a tetra-cyclic antidepressant. Though it is usually prescribed for major depression, there are many off-label uses, most notably to improve sleep-architecture in those with severe and/or chronic insomnia. It also posses anti-nausea, appetite-stimulating, antihistamine, anti-anxiety and strongly sedating properties, et al., though these become less noticeable with time. A notable irony is that at lower doses (<30mg) the sedative properties are greater than at higher doses (>45mg). The reason for this is, at low doses mirtazapine binds mostly with the brain's H1 receptor (the same receptor for which the sedating antihistamines have a strong affinity). At higher doses, however, mirtazapine begins to have a stimulating effect (due to the antagonizing of the alpha-2 adrenergic receptor) which partially offsets the sedative properties.
The initial dose is usually 30mg, and is adjusted based upon the patient's response to therapy; 90mg is the usually the highest recommended dose, although in severe cases, doses as high as 120mg have been found most efficacious.
Treatment for major depression with mirtazapine is recommended to continue for at least four months to gain maximum benefit. Stopping the medicine too soon can cause a return to the depressive state. If side effects are bothering you, do not stop taking mirtazapine; contact your doctor, the dose likely needs adjustment.
Mirtazapine must be discontinued very gradually and under close doctor supervision, as physical dependence will develop over time; this is especially important for patients who have used the drug at high doses and/or for long periods of time. Suddenly stopping mirtazapine may cause severe depression, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, (all dysphoric states) loss of appetite, worsening of allergies and rarely, manic episodes.
how would mirtazapine show on drug test Read More
I am currently on 600 mg of Seroquel and 30 mg of mirtazapine. so far so good and am doing so under the advisement of a Psychiatrist. Higher doses of mirtazapine need to be done only witha dr's consent due to the mirtazapine effecting manic episodes. Read More
Mirtazapine can stay in the system for about four weeks. It depends on how long it is taken and how much is taken. Read More
Based on the half life of mirtazapine - For men 5 days, for females 8 days Read More
Snorting the antidepressant Mirtazapine has no recreational value. It would likely be painful. There is no reason not to just take it normally. Read More
yes , they can be taken together. Some studies show combining mirtazapine with ssri's make them more effective. Read More
Yes, this is a safe combination, with a caveat. Most individuals are heavily sedated for the initiation of mirtazapine treatment. This effect usually disappears as the patient adjusts to the mirtazapine. If you still find a powerful sedative effect from mirtazapine, you should be advised to keep the dose of codeine low. If you are adjusted to the sedative effect, you can safely take whatever dose of codeine your doctor advised. Read More
Mirtazapine is only slightly soluble in water, so snorting it might bring on the effects slightly quicker, but it will be similar to ingesting the pill. Read More
Yes but be carefull because both produce sedation, so if you overdo it with morphine it can be more lethall that without mirtazapine Read More
There are some places where you can be Ambien or Mirtazapine OTC in Portugal. However, is not a good idea to take the medication without consulting a doctor first. Read More
well i am on mirazapine & my doctor has given me cocodamol so i guess you can. I am on 30mg mirtazapine & he has given me 500mg of cocodamol Read More
Yes, there is no problem in taking Penicillin (Pen Vee) or Amoxicillin (Amoxyl) while taking mirtazapine (Remeron) - if both are required and prescribed by a doctor. Read More
Mirtazapine, also known by its brand name as Remeron, is actually an older antidepressant. It is often prescribed off-label for sleep due to its sedative effects. However, Mirtazapine is completely unrelated to the benzodiazepines. It will not show up as positive for benzos on any legitimate drug test. Read More
I have been prescribed them together along with seroquel...... Read More
I'm doing it and it hasn't killed me yet. Read More
PMS-Mirtazapine is a generic version of Remeron, a drug used for depression. Additional info including side effect info may be found here: http://www.drugs.com/remeron.html ~ T Read More
No it is no...alprazolam is a benzo used for anxiety. mitazapine is an.antidepressant. Read More
not unless you have contacted your doctor to find out if this is OK for you Read More
there really shouldn't be anything that happens just remember to take your next one at the time your doctor told you i am taking Mirtazapine 15 mg for three weeks now, i have missed several nights where i forgot to take it Read More
Not advisable. It will trigger mania in a person with Bipolar Disorder. Read More
i dont know but i already took 120mg today? Read More
In cats, mirtazapine is used to treat inappetance and nausea; in anecdotal reports it appears to be moderately effective in reducing these clinical signs. However, there are risks of side effects including behavior changes, and it does not treat the underlying cause of the decreased appetite. Read More
Only if the test checks for Tricyclic Antidepressants. Read More
you will get serotonin discounted syndrome! Read More
There is always a possibility of drug interaction...you should call your pharmacist! Read More
I have given mirtazapine to my cat to get him to eat. The first 6 hours or so he was very agitated and would not eat, then for the next 24 hours he would eat more than normal. I was not happy with his agitation so I only gave it to him for two doses. Read More
Valerian can really knock some people out. Better ask your doctor. Read More
The antidepressant mirtazapine. Read More
They seem to potentiate each other. Google "california rocketfuel". Read More
Although I'm unsure of exactly what happens in the brain when stopping mirtazapine, I do know it must be discontinued very gradually and under close doctor supervision, as physical dependence will develop over time; this is especially important for patients who have used the drug at high doses and/or for long periods of time. Suddenly stopping mirtazapine may cause severe depression, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, (all dysphoric states) loss of appetite, worsening of allergies and… Read More
Yes, it does. It is not an SSRI and so Serotonin Syndrome does not occur when the two are combined. Be very careful though - if you are prescribed Mirtazapine, you probably should avoid taking any recreational drugs. If you do choose to try MDMA or Ecstacy (always use a testing kit beforehand) try a very small amount first (less than 100mg) and wait for at least an hour. Be weary of cannabis whilst on… Read More
There are several. One is a white oblong pill with 10 on the obverse and A on the reverse. Read More
You will likely suffer increased drowsiness and a greater lack of coordination than from alcohol alone. Read More
It has such low toxicity, you'd probably need several kilos to do any real damage. Read More
Yes. Remeron (mirtazapine) is listed as having the side-effect of vivid dreams. Read More
Generic for Remeron 15 mg called Mirtazapine Read More