Escitalopram-bupropion

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Escitalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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Medscape Escitalopram
PubChem 10832572
PubMed Escitalopram
Kompas (Dutch) Escitalopram
Wikipedia Escitalopram
Bupropion
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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ATC-code N06AX12
Medscape Bupropion
PubChem 444
PubMed Bupropion
Kompas (Dutch) Bupropion
Wikipedia Bupropion

Switch medication from escitalopram to bupropion.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop escitalopram
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of escitalopram to a maximum of 10 mg/day, when this dosage is >10 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of escitalopram to a maximum of 5 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of escitalopram.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start bupropion
  • Day 9: start bupropion in a normal dosage of 150 mg/day.
  • Day 16: if necessary gradually increase bupropion dosage to target dose.
Infobord.png More information
  • The reduction of the SSRI doses in 7-14 days could cause emotional instability, headache and flu-like symptoms. One could extend this period.
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