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Although most people have no problems when taking Remeron, side effects are possible, such as drowsiness, dry mouth, and an increased appetite. In many cases, these side effects are minor and easily treated. However, some side effects should be reported to your healthcare provider, including suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, and signs of an allergic reaction.
An Introduction to Remeron Side EffectsAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with Remeron® (mirtazapine). However, not everyone who takes it will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate the medication quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Remeron. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Remeron side effects with you.)
Common Side Effects of RemeronRemeron has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and compared to another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Remeron included:
- Drowsiness -- in up to 54 percent of people
- Dry mouth -- up to 25 percent (see Remeron and Dry Mouth)
- An increased appetite -- up to 17 percent
- High cholesterol -- up to 15 percent
- Constipation -- up to 13 percent
- Weight gain -- up to 12 percent (see Remeron and Weight Gain)
- Weakness -- up to 8 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 7 percent
- High triglycerides -- up to 6 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 5 percent of people) included:
- Flu-like symptoms (such as fever or chills)
- Abnormal dreams
- Abnormal thinking
- Shakiness (tremors)
- Muscle pain
- Frequent urination
- Back pain
- Fluid retention (edema)
- Difficulty breathing.