Remeron Drug Interactions

Remeron and Serotonin Syndrome

Several of the known interactions with Remeron are related to a potentially dangerous group of symptoms known as serotonin syndrome. Such symptoms might include:
 
  • Confusion
  • Hallucination
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Fever
  • Sweating
  • Muscle spasm
  • Difficulty walking
  • Diarrhea.
 
Serotonin syndrome usually occurs when people take more than one medication that affects serotonin at the same time. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together. In many cases, such combinations are still recommended, although with more careful monitoring. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, as serotonin syndrome can be dangerous.
 

Remeron Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Remeron is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
It is not recommended that people drink alcohol while taking Remeron. Combining the two may cause unwanted side effects (see Remeron and Alcohol).
 
Benzodiazepines
Remeron and benzodiazepines both cause drowsiness, and taking them together increases your chance of drowsiness and other side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Buspirone (BuSpar)
Because combining Remeron with buspirone may increase the risk of serotonin syndrome, check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
CYP 3A4 Inducers
The liver metabolizes (breaks down) Remeron using certain enzymes known as CYP 3A4 enzymes. Certain other drugs are known to speed up the activity of CYP 3A4; such drugs are known as CYP 3A4 inducers. These medications may increase the breakdown of Remeron, leading to low levels of Remeron in the blood, and perhaps decreased effectiveness of the medication. Check with your healthcare provider before combining such medications.
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