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Remeron Side Effects - Mirtazapine

Bipolar Medications Library


Updated June 13, 2014

List of Remeron side effects. Remeron - generic mirtazapine - is an atypical antidepressant medication sometimes prescribed for the treatment of bipolar disorder or manic depression. Persons taking Remeron or mirtazepine should be aware of the potential side effects of this drug.

Stop taking Remeron immediately and contact your doctor or get emergency treatment if you experience any of the following serious side effects:

an allergic reaction (swelling of the lips, face, or tongue; difficulty breathing); seizures; a fast or irregular heartbeat; or fever, chills, a sore throat, flu-like symptoms, or sores in your mouth or nose. The last group of symptoms can be signs of agranulocytosis, a dangerous condition where your white blood cell count is lowered to the point where your body cannot properly fight infections.

More common Remeron side effects:

You may experience other side effects that go away as your system adjusts to the medication. These usually do not need medical attention. However, check with your doctor if any of the following Remeron side effects continue or are bothersome:

sleepiness; nausea; increase in appetite; (sometimes significant) weight gain; dry mouth; dizziness; mild tremor; constipation.

Symptoms of Remeron Overdose:

disorientation; drowsiness; impaired memory; tachycardia (fast heart rate).

Some patients may experience other side effects not listed above. If you notice any other Remeron side effects, check with your doctor.

Disclaimer: This is not intended to be all-inclusive or to replace information provided by your doctor or with the prescription from the manufacturer.

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