Remeron and High Blood Pressure
Of the side effects seen with Remeron, high blood pressure occurs in at least 1 percent of people taking it. Therefore, your blood pressure should be monitored while you are taking the drug, especially if you already have high blood pressure. If you are taking Remeron and high blood pressure occurs, your healthcare provider may recommend a different depression medication.
Remeron and High Blood Pressure: An OverviewSeveral side effects are possible for people taking Remeron® (mirtazapine), and high blood pressure (hypertension) may be one of them.
High blood pressure is a problem in at least 1 percent of people taking the drug. This conclusion is based on the results of clinical trials that extensively studied Remeron in thousands of people and documented its side effects.
Remeron and High Blood Pressure: Understanding Clinical TrialsClinical trials are designed to factor out as many variables as possible in order to understand whether a medicine works and its possible side effects. During a study, some people are given the actual medication, while others are given a placebo (which looks like the actual medication, but does not contain any of the active ingredients).
Side effects occur in people who are taking the medicine and in people who are taking a placebo. By studying both groups, it is possible to tell which side effects are definitely drug-related, those that may be drug-related, and those that have nothing to do with the drug. In clinical studies, high blood pressure was reported frequently (in at least 1 percent of people), although the exact percentage was not reported.
Remeron and High Blood Pressure: A SummaryFor people taking Remeron, high blood pressure may occur. Since there are often no symptoms of high blood pressure, it is a good idea for you or your healthcare provider to monitor your blood pressure while you are taking the medication, especially if you already have high blood pressure or are taking blood pressure medications. If Remeron seems to be increasing your blood pressure, your healthcare provider may recommend that you try a different medication to treat depression.