What is Remeron medication used for?
Chemical Name: MIRTAZAPINE (mir-TAZ-a-peen)
Remeron, also known as Mirtazapine, is an antidepressant. Antidepressants are drugs that help in relieving symptoms of depression that include insomnia, loss of appetite, feeling low, and lack of interest in activities that one would usually enjoy. When one is suffering from depression, certain chemicals are present in the brain that are no longer balanced out. Antidepressant medications help in balancing out these chemicals and making them normal again. Mirtazapine also helps in balancing out these chemicals present in the brain and relieves one from depression and its symptoms.
Remeron is available for purchase online at Canada Pharmacy at the best price.
The active ingredient present in Remeron is Mirtazapine.
The inactive ingredients include citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, starch, and microcrystalline cellulose.
This medication is to be taken orally; you can take it either with food or without food. You will take it once daily, in the evening before your bedtime. The dosage depends on your condition and how well are you responding to the treatment. This medication must be used regularly to get the most benefits out of it. Your doctor may start off with a smaller dose and may later increase it after considering your condition.
The prescribed dose must not exceed 45 mg per day. Do not change the dosage, and do not change the medication schedule either. Take the medicine at the scheduled time, daily. Do not stop using the drug without asking your doctor first as you may experience withdrawal symptoms.
To ensure your safety, inform your doctor if you have any of the conditions listed:
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding
- A history of psychiatric disorders
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- High blood cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Low blood pressure
This medication tends to make one feel dizzy and drowsy; hence, you should avoid drinking alcohol and refrain from using marijuana when taking this drug.
Seek medical help if you happen to notice any signs of an allergic reaction to Remeron.
Some of the possible side effects include:
- Increase in appetite
- Weight gain
- Dry mouth
Some other severe side effects include
- Swelling of hands and feet
- Irregular heartbeat
- Eye problems
- Blurred vision
- Widened pupils
- Serotonin syndrome
- Allergic reaction
- Twitching muscles
These are not all the adverse effects one might face.
Product Code: 1771
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.