Brand Names : Remeron, Remeron SolTab
Proper Use of This Medicine
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor
in order to improve
your condition as much as possible. Do not take more of it and do not take
it more often than your doctor ordered.
Mirtazapine may be taken with or without food, on a full or empty stomach.
If your doctor tells you to take it a certain way, follow your doctor's instructions.
For patients using the oral disintegrating tablet
form of this medicine:
Make sure your hands are dry.
Do not push the tablet through the foil backing of the package. Instead,
gently peel back the foil backing and remove the tablet.
Immediately place the tablet on top of the tongue.
The tablet will dissolve in seconds, and you may swallow it with
your saliva. You do not need to drink water or other liquid to swallow the
Dosing - The dose of mirtazapine will be different for
different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the
directions on the label
. The following information includes only the
average doses of mirtazapine. If your dose is different,
do not change it
unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The number of tablets that you take depends on the strength of the medicine.
dosage form (tablets and oral
For mental depression:
Adults - At first, 15 milligrams (mg) once a day, preferably
in the evening just before you go to sleep. Your doctor may increase the dose
if necessary. However, the dose usually is not more than 45 mg a day.
Children - Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Missed dose - If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as
soon as possible if you remember it the same day. However, if you don't remember
until the next day, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing
schedule. Do not double doses.
Storage - To store this medicine:
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store away from heat and direct light.
Do not store in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other
damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed. Be sure
that any discarded medicine is out of the reach of children.