REMERON TAB; mirtazapine, antidepressants .
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF REMERON TAB
Remeron 30 mg film-coated tablets contain 30 mg mirtazapine per film-coated tablet.
INDICATION OF REMERON TAB
Remeron is one of a group of medicines called antidepressants. Remeron is used to treat depressive illness in adults. Remeron will take 1 to 2 weeks before it starts working. After 2 to 4 weeks you may start feeding better. You must talk to your doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse after 2 to 4 weeks.
DOSAGE OF REMERON TAB
Follow all directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor carefully . They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for help if you do not understand the instructions on the box .
The recommended dose is : –
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The recommended starting dose is 15 or 30 mg every day. Your doctor may advise you to increase your dose after a few days to the amount that is best for you (between 15 and 45 mg per day). The dose is usually the same for all ages. However, if you are an elderly person or if you have renal or liver disease, your doctor may adapt the dose. Take Remeron at the same time each day. It is best to take Remeron as a single dose before you go to bed. However your doctor may suggest to split your dose of Remeron – once in the morning and once at night-time before you go to bed. The higher dose should be taken before you go to bed. Take your tablets orally. Swallow your prescribed dose of Remeron without chewing, with some water or juice. Usually Remeron will start working after 1 to 2 weeks and after 2 to 4 weeks you may start to feel better. It is important that, during the first few weeks of treatment, you talk with your doctor about the effects of Remeron: 2 to 4 weeks after you have started taking Remeron, talk to your doctor about how this medicine has affected you. If you still don’t feel better, your doctor may prescribe a higher dose. In that case, talk to your doctor again after another 2 to 4 weeks. Usually you will need to take Remeron until your symptoms of depression have disappeared for 4 to 6 months.
OVER-DOSAGE OF REMERON TAB
If you take more Remeron than you should: If you or someone else has taken too much Remeron, call a doctor straightaway. The most likely signs of an overdose of Remeron (without other medicines or alcohol) are drowsiness, disorientation and increased heart rate. The symptoms of a possible overdose may include changes to your heart rhythm (fast, irregular heartbeat) and/or fainting which could be symptoms of a life-threatening condition known as torsade de pointes.
CONTRA-INDICATION OF REMERON TAB
Do not take Remeron: if you are allergic to mirtazapine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine. If so, you must talk to your doctor as soon as you can before taking Remeron. If you are taking or have recently taken (within the last two weeks) medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO-Is).
STORAGE OF REMERON TAB
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and the blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Do not store above 30 °C. Store in the original package in order to protect from light and moisture.
PACK OF REMERON TAB
For Remeron 30 mg film-coated tablets in blisters the following pack sizes are available: 10 or 30 tablets.
REMERON TAB MANUFACTURED BY
N.V. Organon Oss, The Netherlands.