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Are There Alternatives?

Depression, even in its most severe form, is highly treatable. As with many illnesses, getting treatment early is more effective and reduces the chance of recurrence.
The most common forms of treatment for depression are medication (antidepressants) and psychotherapy ("talk therapy"). In cases of severe depression, some healthcare providers may recommend electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Some people may also try complementary or alternative treatments for depression (see Natural Remedies for Depression).
Mirtazapine is generally quite effective in treating depression. It is also generally well tolerated. However, side effects can occur, or the medicine may not work as well as needed. In these cases, your healthcare provider may recommend an alternative. Examples of substitute medications include:
(Click Remeron Alternatives to learn more. Click Dealing With Depression to learn about other ways of managing depression.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much mirtazapine may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Memory problems
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • Loss of life (especially if mirtazapine is taken with other medications).
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Remeron Overdose for more information.)
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