Brand Names : Remeron, Remeron SolTab
Precautions While Using This Medicine
important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits, to allow
for changes in your dose and to help reduce any side effects.
Do not take mirtazapine with monoamine oxidase (MAO)
inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, or tranylcypromine)
or sooner than 14 days after stopping an MAO inhibitor. Do not take an MAO
inhibitor sooner than 14 days after stopping mirtazapine.
To do so
may increase the chance of serious side effects.
This medicine may add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants
(medicines that make you drowsy or less alert). Some examples of CNS depressants
are antihistamines or medicine for hay fever, other allergies, or colds; sedatives,
tranquilizers, or sleeping medicine; prescription pain medicine or narcotics;
barbiturates; medicine for seizures; muscle relaxants; or anesthetics, including
some dental anesthetics. Check with your doctor before
taking any of the above while you are taking this medicine.
Check with your doctor immediately if you develop fever,
chills, sore throat, or sores in the mouth
. These may be signs of a
very serious blood problem that has occurred rarely in patients taking mirtazapine.
Mirtazapine may cause drowsiness or trouble in thinking. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines,
or do other jobs that require you to be alert and clearheaded.
Dizziness, light-headedness, or fainting may occur
, especially when you get up from a lying or sitting position. Getting
up slowly may help. If this problem continues or gets worse, check with your
- This medicine may cause dryness of the mouth. For temporary relief,
use sugarless gum or candy, melt bits of ice in your mouth, or use a saliva
substitute. However, if your mouth feels dry for more than 2 weeks, check
with your medical doctor or dentist. Continuing dryness of the mouth may increase
the chance of dental disease, including tooth decay, gum disease, and fungus