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Re: Phen-Fen, Remeron, and brain damage?

Posted by Matt on June 25, 1998, at 9:13:49

In reply to Re: Phen-Fen, Remeron, and brain damage?, posted by Dr. Bob on June 25, 1998, at 8:48:55

So then I guess the claim is that PF caused the overproduction of serotonin; it wasn't *just* the fact that it increased the amount of serotonin in the synapse via causing its production.
I find it quite disturbing that the media all but ignored that side effect of PF; surely it seems serious enough to report. Furthermore, I keep running into health professionals who had no idea that this drug had that side effect. Such events make me perhaps overcautious in figuring out the potential side effects of these sorts of drugs.

Anyway, thanks for the answer, Dr. Bob.



> > From what I understand, Phen-Fen caused brain damage by causing
> > the production of serotonin. Remeron
> > appears also to cause the production of serotonin. Has research
> > shown that Remeron won't cause brain damage?

> Too much of a good thing can be bad. I'm not aware
> of any evidence that Remeron (mirtazapine) can
> cause brain damage. Disclaimer: you never know,
> though.

> Bob




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