23 Jun 2010
Why is Remeron prescribed?
Remeron is prescribed for the treatment of major depression—that is, a continuous depressed mood that interferes with everyday life. The symptoms of major depression often include changes in appetite and weight, difficulty sleeping, loss of interest in pleasurable activities, constant fidgeting or a slowdown in movement, fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness, difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, and suicidal thoughts.
Remeron is thought to work by adjusting the balance of the brain's natural chemical messengers, especially norepinephrine and serotonin. It belongs to the class of drugs known as tetracyclics and is chemically unrelated to other antidepressants such as serotonin reuptake inhibitors and MAO inhibitors.
Most important fact about Remeron
Remeron makes some people drowsy or less alert, and may affect judgment and thinking. Don't drive or participate in any hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you know whether Remeron has this effect on you.
How should you take Remeron?
Remeron may be taken with or without food. It is preferable to take it in the evening before you go to sleep. Even though you may begin to feel better in 1 to 4 weeks, continue taking Remeron exactly as prescribed. Regular daily doses are needed for the drug to work properly.
If you are using Remeron SolTabs, an orally disintegrating form of the drug, make sure your hands are dry before removing the tablet from the blister pack and immediately place the tablet on your tongue. Do not attempt to split the tablet; it will fall apart rapidly and can be swallowed with saliva.
If you miss a dose...
Take the forgotten dose if you remember within a few hours. Otherwise, skip the dose. Never try to "catch up" by doubling the dose.
Store at room temperature in a tight, light-resistant container.
What side effects may occur?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Remeron.
Side effects may include:
Abnormal dreams and thinking, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, flu-like symptoms, increased appetite, sleepiness, weakness, weight gain. Because it can make you drowsey it probably better taken at night.
I hope this hepls. AK
24 Jun 2010
Hi Im bipolar 41 years old, and it is always good to regulate your organism to the med and take 4 example: always 10:30pm or so or later it depends what time you have to get up, you and your body acquire disciplne which is very important 4 your treatment.
This is from my experience
I take meds @ night always @ the same exact time and in the mornings as well.
Remeron causes drowsiness, it comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day, usually at bedtime.
- Remeron Information for Consumers
- Remeron Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Remeron (detailed)
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