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Escitalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
links
Medscape Escitalopram
PubChem 10832572
PubMed Escitalopram
Kompas (Dutch) Escitalopram
Wikipedia Escitalopram
Trazodone
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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Medscape Trazodone
PubChem 5533
PubMed Trazodone
Kompas (Dutch) Trazodone
Wikipedia Trazodone

Switch medication from escitalopram to trazodone.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop escitalopram
  • Gradually reduce dosage of escitalopram to a maximum of 10 mg/day, when this dosage is > 10 mg/day.
  • When a dosage of 10 mg/day, is reached, stop administration.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start trazodone
  • No wash-out period is needed.
  • Start trazodone the next day in a dosage of 100-150 mg/day.
  • If necessary, increase the dosage of trazodone to a maximum of 400 mg/day.
Infobord.png More information
  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
  • This switch is currently being reviewed.
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