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Is there a medication similar to remeron but without side effects?

Im taking remeron to go to sleep and it works wonderfully, but im groggy all day from it. There is not enough caffiene in the world to wake me up from this drug. Is there anything similar to this drug but doesnt have the groggy side effect? P.S. Im a recovering alcoholic so i cant have anything addictive e.g. ambien.
Asked On : Sat, 8 Mar 2014
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

I understand that you have been having sleep problems and you are on Remeron. Remeron (Mirtazapine) is an antidepressant medication which is used to treat depression. It also has sedative properties, in addition.

I'm not sure why you were started on an anti-depressant and whether you were suffering from depressive symptoms. If this is the case, then I would suggest that you review with your doctor before attemting to change or alter your medication. There are other anti-depressants which have lesser sedative effects. So, please discuss with your doctor about these options.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Fri, 4 Apr 2014
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