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Dangers of mirtazapine 433 REPLIES
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Dangers of mirtazapine

It seems to me that Mirtazapine is a potentially dangerous drug with little information known about it. My veterinarian prescribed this drug in small quantities for my cat as an appetite stimulant, so I began reading articles on the drug and its effects. Although it is supposed to be used as an antidepressant for humans, it has a wide reputation for causing suicidal tendencies in children and young adults. It causes weight gain (the side effect my vet was looking for in my cat's case). It also can cause feelings of depression, and wooziness. I spoke with a nurse who took it and she said the effects of sluggishness and dizziness lasted 2 to 3 days. It can also cause nausea and headaches. It seems to me that these side effects are anything but what a person who is already depressed sh...

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oblong peach color pill

A imprint on one side; 8 0 imprint on other side ## Oblong peach tablet with 722 and a half moon or a crooked capital D on one side with nothing on the other ## Oval or oblong peach tablet with a crooked half moon and 722 on one side, nothing on the other ## This tablet with the A 08 marking contains 15mg Mirtazapine (NDC 65862-0031 ). Inactive Ingredients: - corn starch - low substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose - magnesium stearate - silicon dioxide - lactose monohydrat - hypromellose 2910 (6 mPa.s) - titanium dioxide - hydroxypropyl cellulose - ferric oxide yellow Ref: DailyMed The tablet with the logo, and 722 on it contained 50mgs of Sertraline, which is an antidepressant. NDC: 00228-2722 This tablet has been discontinued. Inactive ingredients may have included: Dibasic Calcium P...

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False Positive test For Benzo Taking Mirtazapine

I have had 3 drug tests all coming back positive for benzo and because of this my child has been removed from my care. I am taking mirtazapine but they are adamant that this would not cause it and that I am taking something else. I am not and at my wits end because if my test came back negative i would get my child back. ## Yes ma'am.I take Remeron and all my drug test read pos.Im furious.Ive tried for better employment and couldnt figure out why I was failing these test.Ive never taking any type of drugs,,ever.I finally figured out if I was failing test and the only thing I was taking was Remeron,,,I stopped two days before an interview,,,I passed.This should be on labels of Remeron,,that it will give a positive reading. ## My daughter had a drug test today and came back positive f...

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White Oblong Pill With A On One Side And 10 The Other

small white oblong pill with letter A or v on one side and 10 on the other side ## From what I can find, this tablet contains 10mgs of Mirtazapine, which is an antidepressant, it's the active ingredient in Remeron. Learn more Mirtazapine details here. Where did you find it? ## I have been having panic attacks for bout 4 years now and Xanax is the only thing that will knock them out fast. Are they known to work for panic attacks and are they non-habit forming? ## Xanax works great for anxiety/panic attacks. It was game changing for me. My doctor prescribed them. They are additive if not taken as prescribed. Make sure that you always keep them in the bottle from the drugstore.

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Mirtazapine causing anxiety/agitation?

I have been taking 15mg of Mirtazapine for three weeks. This was prescribed after suffering from insomnia and anxiety, with moderate to severe depression, for three months following complete withdrawal from the SSRI Citalopram (which I did very gradually, over three before this months as I thought I was stable enough to stand on my own two feet). My sleep improved immediately and I started to have some better days over the first two weeks. I know recovery should take time, and that the Mirtazapine takes at least 4 weeks to show its beneficial effects. On that basis, by the end of the second week I was feeling in a pretty good frame of mind and quite optimistic that I had finally turned a corner out of my anxiety. This third week has been a real disappointment though. My anxiety has got ...

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Mirtazapine: strange back pain

Hello, I am taking 30mg daily before going to bed (male, 43 yo). I have started with a very low dosage of 7.5mg and over the course of about 1.5 months I reached the current level. I experienced clear drowsiness (which is a good as I was having trouble sleeping) and dry mouth from the beginning. While the effect of drowsiness right after taking the pill persists, the dry mouth seems to be mostly reduced (80% from the top at the beginning). The reason why I'm writing is a strange back pain that started about 6-7 weeks ago. Here is why I find it strange and why I would like to hear from others if they experienced it like this: 1. I wake up every morning with acute back pain over all my back (bottom to below the neck) 2. Due to the pain I can hardly move in bed when I wake up. Often it...

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Peach oblong pill A 60

I found a peach oval shaped pill with an A on one side and 6 0 on the other side. ## There is a split line in the middle and is oval in shape ## What is a peach tablet with A on one side 60 on the other and a line in between the 6 and the 0? ## supposedly some military grade sleep med. ## Mirtazapine 30 mg... Used for sleep and depression, non narcotic. ## Is the marking possible A 06? With the 0 and 6 separated by a score line? If so, then it's actually a 20mg Citalopram tablet, a generic for Celexa, which is an SSRI antidepressant. (NDC 0185-0372). Inactive Ingredients: - Copovidone - Starch, Corn - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Hypromellose 2910 (6 Cps) - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Polyethylene Glycol 400 - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide ...

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Mirtazapine and skin burning sensations

I have been on Mirtazapine for about 4 months. Had the burning and tingling and sore arms early on, and now they have returned. Causes anxiety, creates more sensations. Recently started cpap therapy and I was feeling so good! Now this, ugh. ## Where are you experiencing the burning, and tingling? Is it just in your arms? Is it just a surface skin issue? Are you on any other medications? Have you ever had shingles? Mirtazapine has been known to cause skin rashes, hives, and herpes virus outbreaks as side effects. Ref: Mirtazapine Information Have you contacted your doctor about this?

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A 06 or 09 oval pink pill ID

What is a pink pill with A on one side 09 or 06 on the other side? ## A 06 contains Citalopram 20 mg (NDC 13107-0006). This is used to treat major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and social phobia. The antidepressant effects may take one to four weeks to occur. Inactive Ingredients: - Copovidone K25-31 - Starch, Corn - Croscarmellose Sodium - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Hypromellose 2910 (6 Mpa.s) - Cellulose, Microcrystalline - Polyethylene Glycol 400 - Titanium Dioxide - Ferric Oxide Red - Ferric Oxide Yellow ## I have a bunch of loose pills I need to figure out what they are. Some got wet & I can make out only one side of the pill. ## Just to add, A 09 contains Mirtazapine 30 mg (NDC 13107-0003). This is an atypical antidepressa...

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coming off mirtazapine 15mg

I started on 15mg mirtazapine 7 weeks ago and titrated up after 4 weeks to 30mg for 1 week; then back down to 15mg for the last week. I want off this awful medication. I feel completely spaced out all the time but am aware withdrawal is horrendous. I have been really agitated the past 48 hrs so I want to limit withdrawal symptoms as much as possible. I was going through a bad divorce, serious debts and being staked for 9 months by my ex husband of 26 years. I have had extensive counselling and am mentally in a much better place so I want to come off this poison ASAP safely. Thank you for your reply. ## Hello, Beth! How are you? Overall, divorces always suck, even if we have to do them for own good, I dealt with one back in 2009 and my new husband had to deal with one back in 2015, so I ...

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Rameron combined with other anti-depressants and anxiety

I was just prescribed Rameron 30mg to take at bedtime to help with me sleep. I am also taking Adderall 30mg, Ativan 0.5mg and Celexa 20mg on a daily basis. I know Rameron has a side effect of weight gain. Has anyone heard of or experienced any worse side effects with the meds combined? Also I know it takes a while for the body to get used to a drug. If I start experiencing worse symptoms how long should I take the drug before consulting with my Dr? ## Hi, Emily! How are you doing? The most dangerous thing that can occur with this combination would be Serotonin syndrome, which can be very dangerous. Thus, if you start experiencing symptoms such as increased heart rate, shivering, sweating, tremors or twitching, then you need to seek medical attention immediately. Learn more Remeron detai...

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Mirtazapine for depression

I was put on Mirtazapine 15mg for 4 dys , then up to 30mg , 9wks ago. I was extremely anxious & depressed & also was only sleeping 2hrs a night. I slept soundly after 45mins of taking one , and the anxiety was far less. I was told they are a tablet that takes longer than others to get into the system proberly 8wksfor depression so to persivere with them.. I am not at all happy with the weight gain issue attacted to them , but was told if you eat healthy 3 times a day & resist the urges you may get , and eat fruit , you will not put on weight , as of yet I am O.k. but I do feel bloated ,and my tummy looks it.. So 9wks now down the line I do not like feeling tired during the day all the time ,and when I do got to bed it can take me hours to fall asleep, then sleeping anything ...

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on mirtazapine for 2 weeks

I have been on Mirtazapine for 2 weeks. What am I supposed to feel like when it kicks in? ## I been on mirtazapine 30mg. now for 3 years. I take 1/4 pill twice daily and one before bed and one when i wake up in middle of the night. I missed a dose and realized i could feel my emotions which felt good so i decided to try to slowly withdrawl. I cut the pill in quarters and was going to take 1/4 less each week. Tomorrow will be the first full week taking the 1/4 pill less and i feel like crap. I'm 62 yrs old bty. This med. numbs my emotions, but I am going to go back to the 30mg. because i can't take these withdrawl symptoms. Can't believe they are this bad from cutting out 1/4 pill. My muscles ache and my anxiety and panic attacks are really bad and just feel sick. I just deci...

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Mirtazapine and 3 weeks in

ive been on mirtazapine after suffering from anxiety and insomnia for 18 months. Tried SSRI's (2 types, but they made me more anxious). Ive managed to stay on this so far, they have got rid of the anxiety and insomnia on day 1, which is great!. I have been experiencing other side affects though such as depression and numbness in my face. The appetite hasn't increased as yet (phew), but i have hope for this drug as the sedation seems to be wearing off. If the depression doesnt lift after 6 weeks then i will be coming off them. I have done counselling and cbt. I have been reading self help books for 18th months, but I have not managed to shift the anxiety and insomnia unless im off work or on this drug. I have also started yoga and meditation. I eat well and excercise regularly. s...

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Pink Small Round Pill With 30 On One Side

small pink round pill with 30 printed to one side, the other side has a deep split line. all infomation on this would be greatly appreciated as i cannot find elsewhere ## Hi Girly, The closest match I've been able to locate is Mirtazapine (30 mg). It is a round light beige pill (that could be mistaken as light pink) with the imprint M 530 on one side and a deep score line on the other. Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA) which was introduced by Organon International in the United States in 1990 and is used primarily in the treatment of depression. It is also commonly used as an anxiolytic, hypnotic, antiemetic, and appetite stimulant. Structurally, mirtazapine can also be classified as a tetracyclic antidepressant...

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Mirtazapine (remeron) - help me understand how it works!

Hello, I need help to understand how this antidepressant works for anxiety. I am suffering from severe anxiety (suspected hyperadrenergic postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome - hyper pots) which causes my heart rate to increase by 30-50 beats per minute upon standing, along with a blood pressure increase, and so it's hard for me to even stand because of heart palpitations, fatigue, dizziness, etc; and so i lay in my bed for 22-23 hours daily for 8 months, my muscles are GONE, & I am only existing. My medicine history story in a few sentences: After more than several heart tests a year ago, they found nothing except mentioned sinus tachycardia episodes and high blood pressure when anxious. For example it was 170/90 with the heart rate of 120 just sitting and talking to the c...

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mirtazapine drug test

hi to all ive been on mirtazapine for a few months now and i had a drug test a few week ago and its came back positive for amphetamins i dont do drugs except what my doctor gives me im tryin to find any info on internet but no luck thanx for any replies ## Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant, so it shouldn't show up on a drug test as anything. I also did some research with our resources, that contain various reports on what medications have shown false positives for certain things and Mirtazapine has not been shown to give a positive test for anything. Where you taking anything else at the time? Even if it was an over the counter product, please post back and let us know, so I can check for you. ## I take 45mg Avanza on prescription before bedtime each day. I also failed a d...

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Orange oval pill MIR 30

Oval peahy pill withMIR in capitals on one side then on the other side a 3 Then a grooved line across the pill then a 0 ## Oval peahy pill withMIR in capitals on one side then on the other side a 3 Then a grooved line across the pill then a 0 ## Are these mirtazapine used for anxiety and panic attacks? ## Yes, these tablets are listed by Health Canada as containing 30mgs of Mirtazapine. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

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pain in my hip bones, knee bones and shoulder bones after taking mirtazapine

Hi, iv only been taking 15mg Mirtazapine for a week and doubled the dose to 30mg last night. It had helped me sleep up until i doubled the dose. Although i wanted to sleep i had terrible aching in my hip,knee and shoulder bones. I am still aching today but not as bad. I may think its my bones andit may even be muscular but the pain was so intence i just could not sleep. I have been experiencing muscle twitching whilst taking the 15mg but that was mild, this was unbearable. Has any one else experienced this please? Thanks ## That type of aching may be the sign of a serious side effect, so you should contact your doctor about it. Learn more Mirtazapine details here. It might be that it's just not the right medication for you and you may need to try something else. Have you looked into...

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Mertazapine/Paxil and shaky hands

Has anyone had the effect of shaky hands as a result of taking this medication along with Paxil? ## remeron .. from hell .. its been one month since i had remeron , i was awful on it ,, anxious ,, weight gain ,, i had bad behavior on it ,, suicidal thoughts ,, confusion ,, brainfogged ,, i totally lashed out at people ,, i would work from home .. not leave the house ,, they took me out of work for 7 weeks ,, withdrawal from hell ,,could not sleep .. worsened depression ,,tremors etc. i go back to work sept 13 2010 .. i joined a gym ,, yoga ,, zumba ,, still a little shakey ,, this drug should be banned ,, my husband took me to the drs and said get her off this now ,,,they finally listened ,, if i can save onw person from taking this med ,, i beg you dont take it ,,it was easier getting ...

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