Remeron is only prescribed to patients who are suffering from a major depressive disorder. The drug treats symptoms such as sadness, guilt and worthlessness and yet others such as loss of interest in life and former activities, changes in appetite, tiredness, insomnia or sleeping too much, and suicidal ideation.
The drug is in tablet form and must be taken orally with water. Usually, the recommended starting dose is 15 mg once daily, ideally right before sleeping at night.
Do not take Remeron if you are taking or are within 14 days of taking a MOA inhibitor. Inform your doctor of conditions such as liver or kidney disease, manic-depressive disorder, blood problems, high or low blood pressure, heart disease, epilepsy or seizures and a recent heart attack. You may be advised against taking Remeron. If not, you may be given a different dosage and will be under observation during your treatment. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breastfeeding. The effects of Remeron on the unborn child and its passage to breast milk are still both unknown. Those over sixty years old, on the other hand, may be given a lower dosage as they are more prone to side effects.
Do not double dose on Remeron unless your doctor gives you the go ahead signal. Take a missed dose if you remember on the same day. Skip it if you remember it when it is almost time for your next scheduled dose.
Immediately stop taking Remeron and seek medical attention right away if you experience symptoms of allergic reaction, seizures, palpitations, flu-like symptoms, or find sores in your nose or mouth. If you experience milder symptoms, such as dizziness, cotton-dry mouth constipation, loss of appetite, drowsiness or a mild tremor, you need to continue taking the drug but do contact your doctor immediately.
Store Remeron tablets at temperatures 20°- 25° C (68°- 77° F). Place them in a tight container away from direct sunlight.
Remeron overdose is a serious matter. Some of its symptoms are drowsiness, amnesia, disorientation and tachycardia. Though there are no reports of coma, ECG abnormalities or convulsions during an overdose of the drug, you should still seek emergency medical assistance.
Remeron causes dizziness and drowsiness. So, you should engage in hazardous activities including driving if you have just taken the medication. Do not take it with alcohol, which aggravates the dizziness and drowsiness.