Amitriptyline-doxepine

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Amitriptyline
Type Antidepressant
Group TCA
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ATC-code N06AA09
Medscape Amitriptyline
PubChem 2160
PubMed Amitriptyline
Kompas (Dutch) Amitriptyline
Wikipedia Amitriptyline
Doxepin
Type antidepressant
Group TCA
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ATC-code N06AA12
Medscape Doxepin
PubChem 3158
PubMed Doxepin
Drugs.com doxepin
Kompas (Dutch) Doxepin
Wikipedia Doxepin

Switch medication from amitriptyline to doxepin.

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  • Decrease with about 25% of the original dose per 3 days.
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  • No wash-out period is needed.
  • Increase with about 25% of target dose per 3 days.
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  • Both drugs are a TCA with anticholinergic properties, so a switch to a relatively high starting dose can be made.
  • Plasma monitoring for TCA's is advisable, because of plasma-reponse relations, genetic polymorphism and under or overdosing.[3]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 KNMP; Informatorium Medicamentorum 2015; Monografie "doxepine" (Dutch)
  2. NVZA; Toxicology.org; Monografie 63 (dutch)
  3. (dutch) monografie.org tricyclische-antidepressiva
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