REMERON - mirtazapine tablet, film coated
Physicians Total Care, Inc.
REMERON® (rĕm' - ĕ – rŏn)
Read the Medication Guide that comes with REMERON before you start taking it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This Medication Guide does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about REMERON, talk to your healthcare provider.
What is the most important information I should know about REMERON®?
REMERON and other antidepressant medicines may cause serious side effects, including:
1. Suicidal thoughts or actions:
Keep all follow-up visits with your healthcare provider and call between visits if you are worried about symptoms.
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms, or call 911 if an emergency. REMERON may be associated with these serious side effects:
2. Manic episodes:
3. Decreased White Blood Cells called neutrophils, which are needed to fight infections. Tell your doctor if you have any indication of infection such as fever, chills, sore throat, or mouth or nose sores, especially symptoms which are flu-like.
4. Serotonin Syndrome or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome-like reactions. This condition can be life-threatening and may include:
6. Low salt (sodium) levels in the blood.
Elderly people may be at greater risk for this. Symptoms may include:
7. Sleepiness. It is best to take REMERON® close to bedtime.
8. Severe skin reactions: Call your doctor right away if you have any or all of the following symptoms:
9. Severe allergic reactions: trouble breathing, swelling of the face, tongue, eyes or mouth
10. Increases in appetite or weight. Children and adolescents should have height and weight monitored during treatment.
11. Increased cholesterol and triglyceride levels in your blood
Do not stop REMERON without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping REMERON too quickly may cause potentially serious symptoms including:
What is REMERON®?
REMERON is a prescription medicine used to treat depression. It is important to talk with your healthcare provider about the risks of treating depression and also the risks of not treating it. You should discuss all treatment choices with your healthcare provider.
Talk to your healthcare provider if you do not think that your condition is getting better with REMERON treatment.
Who should not take REMERON®?
Do not take REMERON if you:
People who take REMERON close in time to an MAOI may have serious or even life-threatening side effects. Get medical help right away if you have any of these symptoms:
What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking REMERON®? Ask if you are not sure.
Before starting REMERON, tell your healthcare provider if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines that you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. REMERON and some medicines may interact with each other, may not work as well, or may cause serious side effects.
Your healthcare provider or pharmacist can tell you if it is safe to take REMERON with your other medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine while taking REMERON without talking to your healthcare provider first.
If you take REMERON, you should not take any other medicines that contain mirtazapine including REMERONSolTab.
How should I take REMERON®?
What should I avoid while taking REMERON®?
What are the possible side effects of REMERON®?
REMERON may cause serious side effects, including all of those described in the section entitled "What is the most important information I should know about REMERON®?"
Common possible side effects in people who take REMERON include:
Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of REMERON. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR FOR MEDICAL ADVICE ABOUT SIDE EFFECTS. YOU MAY REPORT SIDE EFFECTS TO THE FDA AT 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store REMERON®?
Keep REMERON and all medicines out of the reach of children.
General information about REMERON®
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use REMERON for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give REMERON to other people, even if they have the same condition. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about REMERON. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You may ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about REMERON that is written for healthcare professionals.
For more information about REMERON call 1-800-526-4099 or go to www.REMERON.com.
What are the ingredients in REMERON®?
Active ingredient: mirtazapine
This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Manufactured by: N.V. Organon, Oss, The Netherlands, a subsidiary of
MERCK & CO., INC.
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA
Distributed by: Schering Corporation, a subsidiary of
MERCK & CO., INC.
Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889, USA