Precautions and Warnings With Mirtazapine
An awareness of precautions and warnings with mirtazapine can ensure a safe treatment process. People with bipolar disorder, liver problems, or epilepsy may not be given the drug. In addition, people who have recently taken an MAOI or who have certain allergies should not take it. Precautions and warnings with mirtazapine include the danger of taking the medication while pregnant, an increased risk of suicidal thoughts, and the potential for seizures.
Mirtazapine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking mirtazapine (Remeron®) if you have:
- Bipolar disorder or a family history of bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression)
- A history of heart attack or stroke
- Chest pain
- A low level of white blood cells (neutropenia)
- Liver problems, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A history of suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.