Tablets: 7.5 milligrams,
Tablets: 15 milligrams,
Tablets: 30 milligrams,
Tablets: 45 milligrams.
Remeron is prescribed or the treatment of major depression.
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.
The usual starting dose for Remeron is 15 milligrams once daily, usually
at bedtime. Doses may be increased every 1-2 weeks up to a maximum dose of 45 milligrams
daily. It may be taken with or without food.
The usual starting dose is 15 mg taken daily before going to sleep. Depending upon your response, your dosage may be increased to as much as 45 mg a day.
The safety and effectiveness of Remeron have not been established in children.
Approximately half of the patients who take Remeron develop
sleepiness. For this reason, it usually is taken at bedtime. In clinical trials,
about 1 in 10 persons had to stop therapy because of this side effect. About 1
in 14 persons develop dizziness, and 1 in 6 develop an increase in appetite.
Some persons experience weight gain, sometimes requiring discontinuation of
treatment. Remeron may increase blood levels of cholesterol and
triglycerides. One in four persons develops a dry mouth.
If antidepressants are discontinued abruptly, withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Changes in mood may occur;
Such symptoms may occur when even a few doses of antidepressant are missed.
Therefore, it is recommended that the dose of antidepressant be reduced gradually when therapy is
discontinued. Antidepressants may increase the risk of suicide in children and
adolescents. There are concerns that antidepressants may also induce suicide in
adults. Patients with major depression may experience worsening of depression or
suicidal thoughts regardless of whether or not they are treated. Therefore,
patients started on antidepressants should be closely observed for signs of
worsening, suicidal thinking or change in behavior.
Remeron side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Weight Gain;
- Increased Appetite;
- Flu-Like Symptoms;
- Dry Mouth;
- Abnormal Dreams And Thinking;