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If I have depression, does Remeron (mirtazapine) work better than other antidepressants to help improve my mood?
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This Cochrane review found that Remeron (mirtazapine) helps reduce depressive symptoms faster and better than other antidepressants it reviewed. Keep in mind, though, this can really cause weight gain, more than others. The generic version of it is less than $15 on goodrx.com. Take it at night, too because it can cause sleepiness.
1. Watanabe N, Omori IM, Nakagawa A, Cipriani A, Barbui C, Churchill R, Furukawa TA. Mirtazapine versus other antidepressive agents for depression. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD006528. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006528.pub2. 2. https://www.goodrx.com/mirtazapine