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Studies have shown Remeron to be effective at treating depression in adults. People who took the drug showed more improvement in their symptoms of depression when compared to people not taking it. Also, long-term studies have shown that fewer people taking it have a relapse (have their depression come back) than people not taking it.

When and How to Take Remeron

General considerations for when and how to take the drug include the following:
  • Remeron comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day, usually at bedtime (because it often causes drowsiness).
  • For people who have trouble swallowing tablets, it also comes in an orally disintegrating tablet form (Remeron SolTab®). These tablets will rapidly dissolve on your tongue, with no need to drink water.
  • Do not cut Remeron SolTabs. Also, to avoid crushing the delicate SolTabs, do not try to push the tablets through the foil blister. Peel back the foil to remove the SolTab.
  • It should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It will not work if you stop taking it.

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you are currently taking.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Remeron Dosage for more information.)
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