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Mirtazapine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Remeron, Remeron SolTab

Mirtazapine | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

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 tablet.

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.

  • For oral dosage form (tablets and oral disintegrating tablets):
    • 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  • Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.

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