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You can find generic Remeron under the name Mirtazapine tablets. It is available in three different strengths, as both regular and orally disintegrating tablets. The FDA has assigned an "AB" rating to this medication, which means it should be equivalent to the brand-name version. However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients, which could cause problems for people with certain allergies.

Can I Buy Generic Remeron?

Remeron® (mirtazapine) is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of depression (also known as major depression or clinical depression). The drug was first manufactured by Organon, USA. However, the patent has since expired, and generic Remeron is now available.
 

Forms and Strengths of Generic Remeron

Generic Remeron is available in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Mirtazapine 15 mg tablets and orally disintegrating tablets
  • Mirtazapine 30 mg tablets and orally disintegrating tablets
  • Mirtazapine 45 mg tablets and orally disintegrating tablets.
     

Who Makes Generic Remeron?

Generic Remeron is made by many different companies, including:
 
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Barr Laboratories
  • AuroBindo Pharma
  • Roxane Laboratories
  • Ivax Pharmaceuticals
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals
  • Watson Pharmaceuticals
  • Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories.
     
Ask your pharmacist if you are interested in more information about the different makers of generic Remeron.
 

Is Generic Mirtazapine as Good as Remeron?

All generic medications must have certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generic versions are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
 
An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the versions of generic mirtazapine currently available have an "AB" rating, which means they should be equivalent to Remeron.
 
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients, which may cause problems for people with certain allergies or sensitivities.
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