Mirtazapine belongs to the class of tetracyclic antidepressant. It is a noradrenergic and specific serotonergic antidepressant (NaSSA). Remeron is the brand name drug of above drug in market. This drug treats depression by moderating the level of certain natural chemicals. It treats anxiety disorder. It was launched in the United States in 1996. This drug is also a good choice for Patients showing anxiety or insomnia.
Mirtazapine is an oral medicine used in the treatment of depression. It exhibits both noradrenergic and serotonergic activity. It works by affecting the balance of the neurotransmitters (NT) such as serotonin and noradrenaline.
These NTs act as a messenger between the nerve cells in the brain. In depression, it is thought that there may be a decreased amount of above NT. The mood lightens if these chemicals are released at the nerve ending. If they are bound to the nerve ending in the brain, then this may lead to a depressed mood.
Mirtazapine blocks the receptors called alpha-2 receptors on nerve cells in the brain. Generally NT bind to this receptors. Thus Mirtazapine avoids binding of nerve cells in the brain to the alpha-2 receptors. This relieves the depression and lightens the mood.
Mirtazapine is an antidepressant drug which works on the nerve ending in the brain. It treats various symptoms of major depressive disorder [MDD]. It helps in improving the following symptoms.
This drug helps to come out of above symptoms and behavior. It does not affect cholinergic or dopaminergic receptors.
Mirtazapine comes in the form of a tablet of strength 7.5mg, 15mg & 30mg. General dosage for Mirtazapine is 15 mg/ day. This is a single dose to take preferably at night. Your Doctor may change the dose depending on
These are orally disintegrating tablets. Place it on the tongue as soon as you peel the foil. It will dissolve in seconds. You can swallow it with saliva. No need to drink water.
It is necessary to take precautions with Mirtazapine in certain condition discussed below.
The brand version of Mirtazapine is Remeron. The generic and brand Remeron differ in their price both in physical and online pharmacy. Their effect remains same as the basic active ingredient is Mirtazapine.
# Cost of generic Mirtazapine.
-The 7.5mg tablet is $ 0.37 per unit and pack of 30 tablet is $11.
-15 mg tablets are $0.73 per unit and pack of 30 tablets is $22.
-30mg tablet is $ 1.17 per unit and pack of 30 tablets is $ 35.
# Cost & Brand Remeron.
-15mg tablet is $ 6.49 per unit & pack of 30 tablet is $ 194.60.
-30mg tablet is $ 6.67 per unit & pack of 30 tablet is $ 200.24.