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Review: could Remeron cause Muscle twitching?

Summary: Muscle twitching is found among people who take Remeron, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Neurontin, and have Pain.

We study 12,142 people who have side effects while taking Remeron from FDA and social media. Among them, 52 have Muscle twitching. Find out below who they are, when they have Muscle twitching and more.

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Remeron

Remeron has active ingredients of mirtazapine. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 12,846 Remeron users)

Muscle twitching

Muscle twitching has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 11,049 Muscle twitching patients)

On Feb, 1, 2015: 12,142 people reported to have side effects when taking Remeron. Among them, 52 people (0.43%) have Muscle Twitching.

Trend of Muscle twitching in Remeron reports

Time on Remeron when people have Muscle twitching * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Muscle twitching33.33%0.00%66.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Remeron * :

FemaleMale
Muscle twitching43.40%56.60%

Age of people who have Muscle twitching when taking Remeron * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Muscle twitching0.00%0.00%2.17%4.35%8.70%30.43%30.43%23.91%

Severity of Muscle twitching when taking Remeron ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Muscle twitching100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Muscle twitching ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Muscle twitching0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (9 people, 17.31%)
  2. Depression (8 people, 15.38%)
  3. Hepatitis c (7 people, 13.46%)
  4. Schizoaffective disorder (5 people, 9.62%)
  5. Anxiety (4 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Neurontin (13 people, 25.00%)
  2. Celexa (12 people, 23.08%)
  3. Zoloft (11 people, 21.15%)
  4. Lasix (10 people, 19.23%)
  5. Aspirin (10 people, 19.23%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 2 nights i have taken mirtazapine & loratadine and i have had restless legs for 2 hours during the night. i also don't want to put on weight (1 answer)
    I am on a trial taking 10 mg of MIRTAZAPINE for Insomnia, which I have suffered from for many years. I wake every 20-40 minutes all through the night when I do finally go off to sleep. I am also taking LORATADINE to try and help the thick saliva I get in my throat. I have to spit out saliva after drinking. I often feel like I have a lump in my throat of phlegm (but it isn't). My mouth also feel slimy at intervals during the day and night. I have changed my toothpaste to see if that helps. I have only taken these tablets for 2 nights and I already have had restless legs for 2 hours both nights.
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    is it safe to take suboxone with remeron because I am having a panic attack
  • Does mirtazapine cause dehydration? (1 answer)
    Dehydrated lately. Urine is very concentrated showing dehydration. Wondering if the drug in question is the cause.
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
  • What happens when mirtazapine 15mg is taken daily and smoking marijuana is also done
    Mirtazapine started 4 days back 15 mg daily but smoking of marijuana continues. Person is adult, 27 years and frail.

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    I have noted that since switching to Cymbalta that I no longer have the insatiable appetite, nor have I had any further sleep paralysis episodes (though I have had a brain MRI to rule out any physiological issues - yet to receive results).

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