Have you suffered adverse side effects after taking the antidepressant Remeron?

Remeron has been shown to cause suicidal or violent behavior in some patients who have taken it, namely adolescents and young adults.  Remeron was approved by the FDA to treat mental depression in 2001, but has not been approved for use in anyone under the age of 18.  Other side effects such as liver damage, bone marrow damage, and birth defects have also been reported.

According to reports, Remeron has been used for treatment of other medical issues that it has not been approved for by the FDA.  When this occurs, it is called an “off-label use.”  Some of the most common off-label uses for Remeron include:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Sleep disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Irritable bowl syndrome


Remeron has been linked to serious side effects

The antidepressant Remeron has been linked to serious side effects in patients taking the medication, such as:

  • Agitation
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Liver damage
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Fainting, loss of coordination
  • Problems with blood and bone marrow
  • Birth defects


Taking Remeron during pregnancy may result in birth defects

Congenital heart and lung defects have been linked to SSRI antidepressants, such as Remeron, when taken during pregnancy.  Remeron has also been linked to other potentially very dangerous side effects, including

  • PPHN, Persistant Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn, has been reported in newborns when the mothers took Remeron during the first trimester.  PPHN occurs immediately after birth, and the newborn cannot produce enough oxygen for the circulatory system to work properly, and the baby becomes oxygen- deprived.
  • Heart murmur- a noise in the heart that could be a symptom of a more serious condition
  • Tricuspid valve stenosis- a condition where the heart must work harder to pump enough blood through the body
  • Atrial septal defect or Ventricular septal defect – a hole in the heart
  • Tetralogy of fallot- a type of congenital heart defect affecting the flow of blood to the lungs and throughout the body, can be extremely serious
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome- parts of the left side of the heart does not develop properly
  • Hypoplastic right heart syndrome- parts of the right side of the heart does not develop properly
  • Transposistion of the great arteries- a condition where the aorta is connected to the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle, which is the exact opposite of how they should be connected
  • Coarctation of the aorta- the aorta is narrower than normal, and may restrict blood flow throughout the body

Do you have a case?

If you have taken Remeron and suffered severe side effects, or your newborn has suffered from severe birth defects thought to be caused by Remeron taken during pregnancy, you may have a case.  It is important to contact us right away so that we can move forward and determine the best course of action for your unique situation.