is this medication a barbituate?
13 Jun 2004
Remeron is not a barbiturate.
Remeron (mirtazapine) is a tetracyclic piperazinoazepine antidepressant. It is used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; and thoughts of death or suicide.
You will find more info on this drug at
- Remeron Information for Consumers
- Remeron Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Remeron (detailed)
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