Depression Home > Remeron
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of the condition (also known as manic depression)
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Chest pain
- A low level of white blood cells (neutropenia)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Mirtazapine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Remeron and Breastfeeding).
AlternativesDepression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting treatment for depression early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
- Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)
- Norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs)
- Tricyclic antidepressants
- Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).