About Remeron

3.0 rating based on 12 ratings
Rating: 3 Reviews: 12
About Remeron

Mirtazapine is used to treat moderate to severe depression.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • treat depressive disorders
  • Increase concentration of dopamine in brain
  • Increase the concentration of norepinephrine in the brain

This is how Mirtazapin works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of mirtazapine.
Please also read the information on the drug groups antidepressants, selective serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (sSNRI), to which the active ingredient mirtazapine belongs.

Application of the active substance mirtazapine

Mirtazapine is used to treat moderate to severe depression.

The active ingredient is administered as a solution or in the form of tablets or orodispersible tablets.

For the following application areas of Mirtazapin , in-depth information is available:

  • depression

mode of action of mirtazapine

Mirtazapine belongs to the group of tri- and tetracyclic antidepressants. It works on the nerve interfaces (synapses) in the brain via the blockade of certain receptors. These normally inhibit the release of the neurotransmitters norepinephrine, dopamine and serotonin. The levels of these signaling substances are often lowered in depression and responsible for the typical symptoms such as listlessness, depression, lack of zest for life and inner restlessness.

Mirtazapine has a strong calming and muffling effect when used, which can be exploited in the treatment of anxiety disorders. As with most antidepressants, the mood-enhancing effect only sets in after about two to four weeks. Much more likely, on the other hand, there is already an increase in the patient’s drive.

Compared to the classical tricyclic antidepressants (with the chemical structure of three carbon rings), the tetracyclic mirtazapine (structure of four carbon rings) is characterized by very few side effects.

Potential Remeron side effects may include:

Remeron used to treat the following diseases:


  1. Gregory T. Porter says:
    4.0 rating

    Remeron for Sleep disorders

    After a lung operation, I suffered for a long time from severe sleep disturbances against which Stilnox and Seresta were prescribed. Both remained ineffective. The family doctor then gave me Remeron, but after reading the leaflet it seemed completely inappropriate. It was only at the urgent pressure of the doctor that I began to swallow half a tablet of Remeron in the evening. My sleep disorders have since been largely eliminated.

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Pamela J. Henshaw says:
    4.0 rating

    Remeron for Depression; Sleep disorders

    I have been taking Remeron 30mg for about 4 months since I could not sleep for weeks and that’s why I fell into a severe depression. Thanks to the Remeron I can finally sleep through again, but still have strong sleep problems (lie up to 2 hours awake until I finally can sleep). I have no side effects. Have not found a good additional medi with which I can fall asleep faster. Although I take since 4 weeks in addition to the Seroquel in a very low dosage (12.5mg), but I have stronger irritable bowel symptoms, ie indigestion and water retention, weight gain … try the Seroquel discontinued again because the side effects are too stressful for me.

    Side effects: No side effects
  3. Richard J. Davis says:
    4.5 rating

    I swallowed Remeron for about 3 months and initially had good experiences. Although I had a somewhat warmed up appetite, which came just right in my underweight. After a few weeks, however, I had a hard time falling asleep. Although Remeron can neatly strike with fatigue, but still torments me now, two months after creeping out of the drug still a Restless Legs Syndrome which makes me falling asleep almost impossible. Another side effect for me was that I barely got up to work all day because the fatigue did not ease well during the day.

  4. Adam C. Schneider says:
    4.5 rating

    Remeron for Depression

    I have been prescribed Remeron and Cipralex for fear of anxiety, obsession and depression. Currently take 30 mg Remeron and 20 mg Cipralex. The Remeron was intended as sleep medicine. Unfortunately did not work and does not make it until today. Cipralex was for obsessive thoughts and depression. It helped in the beginning but by now the effect has fizzled out. I am always extremely tense and the mindset I notice the whole day. To Remeron is to say the following: I had then considered whether I should take it because of the poor reviews in terms of weight gain but had then decided to do it. Today I would not do that again. I’ve gained 30 kilos in a very short time. Some people are supposed to literally fall over with fatigue. That’s not the case with me. Despite the intake I could not sleep well and I also had sleep problems with another drug (was an antiallergic but can not remember the name). Furthermore, I had the feeling as if my legs could not stand still. Restless leg syndrome.