Remeron is a brand medication that contains Mirtazapine, which belongs to a type of antidepressants known as Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs). It works by balancing different chemicals in your brain to improve your mood. Mirtazapine is therefore used to treat major depression and generalized anxiety disorder.
Remeron is available as orodispersible tablets.
The initial starting dose is 15-30 mg daily at bedtime for 2-4 weeks. The dose will then be adjusted according to your response. The maximum daily dose is 45 mg at bedtime.
Common side effects of Remeron include increased appetite, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, sedation, and increased weight.
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In Hong Kong, Remeron is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Remeron in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.