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:
- Fast heartbeat
- Feeling faint
- Muscle spasm
- Difficulty walking
Remeron Interactions ExplainedThe following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Remeron is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
It is not recommended that people drink alcohol while taking Remeron. Combining the two may cause unwanted side effects (see Remeron and Alcohol).
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.
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.