Remeron is an antidepressant medication that comprises of noradrenergic (organic chemical that functions in the body and brain as hormone and as neurotransmitter) and serotonergic (neurotransmitter) activities.
Though the medicine is not a serotonin or norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor it may increase serotonin and norepinephrine by a different mechanism of action. Thus by increasing the serotonin content in the brain the pill balances the mood of the person thereby relieving them from depression
What is Remeron used for?
Remeron pill is mainly used in the treatment of disorders that are caused due to depression or mood swings. In terms of efficacy the medicine was found to be superior to all the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s), bupropion (antidepressant and smoking cessation aid), serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI’s) and reboxetine (drug of norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class).
Besides depressive disorder, it is also prescribed for the treatment of panic disorder, migraine headaches, insomnia, social phobia and anxiety disorder. . A person is advised to inform the physician about his medical condition or if he had suffered from suicidal thoughts prior to taking the medicine.
How to take Remeron?
Remeron medicine is available in the form of a tablet that has to be taken orally. Initially 15mg of this pill is prescribed. The dosage strength can be increased depending on the severity of medical condition, but not more than 45mg.
The effect of this pill lasts for more than a day, as long as 40 hours in the body. The drug is preferably taken in the evening and a person taking this pill is not supposed to swallow it as a whole as it must dissolve to become more effective.
It takes nearly more than a week to 3 weeks for the effect of this pill to be witnessed. An individual taking Remeron pill is supposed to continue taking the pill until he is informed by his physician to stop the medication.
Side effects usually occur when the medicine is not taken as directed. The side effects that occur while taking Remeron pill are
These symptoms, if occur should be treated by a physician immediately. If left unnoticed it may worsen the condition and may lead to suicidal thoughts. It is always recommended to get prescribed Remeron by consulting a physician to avoid complications that arise due to over dosage of the medication.
Interactions with other drugs
The medicines that interact with Remeron are
Both the generic Remeron and the brand one interacts with other drugs in the same way. So, it is better to consult a doctor before consuming any formulation of this medicine.