The recommended starting dose of Remeron is 15 mg a day, usually taken at bedtime. Your healthcare provider may increase your dosage if symptoms continue, or decrease your dosage if you develop side effects. You should not take more than 45 mg per day. Remeron comes in tablet form, and is also available as an orally disintegrating tablet that rapidly dissolves on your tongue.
An Introduction to Dosing With RemeronThe dose of Remeron® (mirtazapine) that your healthcare provider prescribes 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 dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Remeron Dosage for DepressionThe recommended dose of Remeron when beginning treatment for depression is 15 mg, taken once daily at bedtime. Your healthcare provider may increase the dosage if symptoms continue, or decrease the dose if side effects occur. The maximum recommended dose is 45 mg per day.
Elderly people and those with kidney or liver problems may have higher levels of Remeron in their blood, and lower Remeron doses are often recommended in these situations.
General Information on Taking RemeronConsiderations for people taking Remeron include the following:
- It may take several weeks before feeling the beneficial effects of Remeron. Try not to be discouraged if the drug does not work right away for you.
- For people with trouble swallowing tablets, Remeron 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.
- Remeron should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level of the drug in your blood. Because Remeron usually causes drowsiness, it is generally best to take it in the evening before bedtime.
- For Remeron to work properly, you have to take it as prescribed. The medication will not work if you take it differently from how your healthcare provider recommends.
- If you are unsure about anything related to Remeron or your Remeron dosage, talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. Do not stop taking the drug without first discussing it with your healthcare provider.