Remeron 30mg (Mirtazapine) is used in the treatment of major depressive disorder and symptoms that are associated with the illness. Mirtazapine is part of a group of medications called tetracyclic antidepressants. They are known to relieve symptoms such as sleep related issues, feeling low, disinterest in activities and everyday life and loss of appetite, all of which are indicative of depression. Depression also causes a chemical imbalance in the brain. This medication restores the balance, thereby making the person feel a lot better within a couple of weeks of taking the medication.
Dosage and Administration
Remeron 30mg should only be taken under the supervision of a physician and only as per your prescription. The tablet is generally taken in a dosage of 15mg/day and is swallowed with a glass of water preferably before bedtime. However the dosage may vary between 15mg/day to 45mg/day depending on the seriousness of the patient’s condition.
Common side effects of Remeron are:
- Dry mouth
- Weight gain
- Increased appetite
Side effects that require immediate medical attention are
- Stomach / back pain
- Increased urges to urinate
- Abnormal dreams
- Extra sensitivity to touch
- Low blood pressure
- Change in movement
- Shortness of breadth
- Swelling or skin rash
- Mood changes and confusion
- Mouth sores
- Chills or fever
If you experience any of these serious symptoms or any other symptoms that are not listed here, contact your doctor immediately.
Remeron 30mg can cause a lot of harm if taken with existing medical conditions like liver/renal disease, hypotension, seizures, neutropenia, pheochromocytoma, mania, hyperlipidemia, high cholesterol and alt elevations. It is also known to interact with alcohol. Therefore, ensure that your physician knows if you:
- Have any existing drug allergies
- Are trying to conceive, or are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have any medical conditions
- Are currently on any medication expecially MAO inhibitors
- Have hereditary galactose
The side effects of Remeron are magnified when alcohol is consumed and therefore you should avoid it while taking the medication. Since drowsiness and dizziness are common side effects, one should avoid driving or travelling alone too.
Drug interactions with Mirtazapine
This drug is known to have about 747 adverse drug interactions. It is one of the few medications that you should be very careful about and therefore it is of the utmost importance that your physician understands what medication you are currently taking before he prescribes this to you.