Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Remeron, Remeron SolTab
Generic Name: mirtazapine (Pronunciation: mir TAZ a peen)
What is mirtazapine (Remeron, Remeron SolTab)?
Mirtazapine is used to treat major depressive disorder.
Mirtazapine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Mirtazapine 15 mg DT-BAR
round, blue, imprinted with b 241
Mirtazapine 15 mg ODT-TEV
round, white, citrus, imprinted with 7303, 93
Mirtazapine 15 mg-APO
oval, yellow, imprinted with APO, MI 15
Mirtazapine 15 mg-AUR
oblong, yellow, imprinted with A, 8 0
Mirtazapine 15 mg-EON
round, yellow, imprinted with E 20
Mirtazapine 15 mg-MYL
round, beige, imprinted with M 515
Mirtazapine 15 mg-WAT
oblong, white, imprinted with 11 17, WPI
Mirtazapine 30 mg DT-BAR
round, blue, imprinted with b 242
Mirtazapine 30 mg ODT-TEV
round, white, citrus, imprinted with 7304, 93
Mirtazapine 30 mg-APO
oval, pink, imprinted with APO, MI 30
Mirtazapine 30 mg-AUR
oblong, red, imprinted with A, 09
Mirtazapine 30 mg-MYL
round, beige, imprinted with M 530
Mirtazapine 30 mg-WAT
oval, yellow, imprinted with WPI 1118
Mirtazapine 45 mg-APO
oval, white, imprinted with APO, MI-45
Mirtazapine 45 mg-MYL
round, beige, imprinted with M 545
Mirtazapine 45 mg-TEV
round, white, imprinted with 7208, 93
Mirtazapine 45 mg-WAT
oval, white, imprinted with WPI 1119
Mirtazepine 15 mg-TEV
round, yellow, imprinted with 9 3, 7206
Mirtazepine 30 mg-EON
round, brown, imprinted with E 212
Mirtazepine 30 mg-TEV
round, brown, imprinted with 9 3, 7207
Mirtazepine 45 mg-EON
round, white, imprinted with E 222
Remeron 15 mg
elliptical, yellow, imprinted with Organon, TZ 3
Remeron 30 mg
elliptical, pink, imprinted with Organon, TZ 5
Remeron 45 mg
oval, white, imprinted with T Z 7, Organon
Remeron Soltab 15 mg
round, white, imprinted with T Z 1
Remeron Soltab 30 mg
round, white, imprinted with T Z 2
Remeron Soltab 45 mg
round, white, imprinted with T Z 4
What are the possible side effects of mirtazapine (Remeron, Remeron SolTab)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: skin rash or hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about mirtazapine (Remeron, Remeron SolTab)?
You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant, especially if you are younger than 24 years old. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to mirtazapine or if you are also taking tryptophan (sometimes called L-tryptophan).
Do not use mirtazapine if you have used an MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days. Serious, life-threatening side effects can occur if you take mirtazapine before the MAO inhibitor has cleared from your body.
Before taking mirtazapine, tell your doctor if you have bipolar disorder, liver or kidney disease, seizures, heart disease, a history of heart attack or stroke, or a history of drug abuse or suicidal thoughts.
It may take up to several weeks before your symptoms improve. Keep using the medication as directed and tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 4 weeks of treatment.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of mirtazapine.
Mirtazapine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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