Women should only use Mizapin if they have no other options during pregnancy. When a woman uses it during the last few months of pregnancy, it is possible that the newborn may experience:
Researchers do not know whether Mizapin passes through breast milk. Anyone who is breastfeeding should talk to their doctor before using this medication.
Mixing Mizapin with herbal remedies and supplements
Do not take St John's wort while you are being treated with Mizapin as this will increase your risk of side effects.
Concomitant administration of alcohol (equivalent to 60 g) had a minimal effect on plasma levels of Mizapin (15 mg) in 6 healthy male subjects. However, the impairment of cognitive and motor skills produced by REMERON were shown to be additive with those produced by alcohol. Accordingly, patients should be advised to avoid alcohol while taking REMERON.
A major depressive episode may be the initial presentation of bipolar disorder. It is generally believed (though not established in controlled trials) that treating such an episode with an antidepressant alone may increase the likelihood of precipitation of a mixed/manic episode in patients at risk for bipolar disorder. Whether any of the symptoms described above represent such a conversion is unknown. However, prior to initiating treatment with an antidepressant, patients with depressive symptoms should be adequately screened to determine if they are at risk for bipolar disorder; such screening should include a detailed psychiatric history, including a family history of suicide, bipolar disorder, and depression. It should be noted that REMERON (Mizapin) Tablets are not approved for use in treating bipolar depression.
1. About Mizapin
Mizapin is an antidepressant medicine. It's used to treat depression and sometimes obsessive compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders.
Mizapin is available only on prescription. It comes as tablets or as a liquid you swallow.
Drugs that increase the amount of Mizapin in your body
These drugs can increase the levels of Mizapin in your body. This may cause more side effects. If you need to take these drugs with Mizapin, your doctor may decrease your Mizapin dosage.
- Antifungals, such as ketoconazole
- Antibiotics, such as erythromycin
- Protease inhibitors for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), such as ritonavir
- Prior hypersensitivity reactions to Mizapin or any of its components.
- Mizapin should not be used with monoamine ox >Use During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Patients should tell their doctor if they are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Animal reproduction studies do not point to risks, but animal findings are not always predictive of human response. Therefore, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. It is not known if the drug is safe while breastfeeding and whether it passes into breast milk .
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Rated Mizapin (Remeron) for Depression Report
After seeing a psychiatrist for the last five years who said I was bipolar and put me on every psychotic drug out there with no luck to only find out I'm not bipolar. I've suffered with depression all my life. It runs in my mother's sign of the family. My new provider heard of the psychiatrist I was seeing and told me to stop and he would take care of my meds. I haven't really slept in the last 5 years or sleep all day, up all night. The Mizapin has helped me so much with sleep. I feel like I'm coming out of a fog. waking up. All the other drugs I was put on caused me to have tremors which have for the most part gone away. I do take Lexapro along with Lamictal and the Mizapin is the icing on the cake. What I would to share is our bodies are different. You can ask your doctor to take a swab test from your mouth to find out which drugs you are able to tolerate. All the drugs out there are not "one size fits all." I am in the medical field and now research every medication given to me and will ask my provider about what my research found and why he/she feels this is the medication for me. Be an advocate for yourself.
Rated Mizapin (Remeron) for Depression Report
I am very sensitive to all meds, I have tried every anti depressant with side effects and no good results. I was put on half a 15 mg and this helped me within 2 days I was able to sleep and the anxiety and depression started to lift. I also have Xanax which in case a panic attack starts I have it. I sleep good 7-8 hours, I was a little over tired the first week . This is so worth a try. I have only gained 5 lbs which is fine because this has given me my life back. I wasn’t driving and only leaving house if I needed to. Be patient with this one. It has literally changed me from worrying my life to enjoying it! Good luck to all!