Fluoxetine-mirtazapine

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Fluoxetine
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
links
Medscape Fluoxetine
PubChem 3386
PubMed Fluoxetine
Kompas (Dutch) Fluoxetine
Wikipedia Fluoxetine
Mirtazapine
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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Medscape Mirtazapine
PubChem 4205
PubMed Mirtazapine
Kompas (Dutch) Mirtazapine
Wikipedia Mirtazapine

Switch medication from fluoxetine to mirtazapine.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop fluoxetine
  • Before day 1: reduce dosage of fluoxetine with about 20 mg per week.
  • Day 1: when a dosage of 20 mg/day is reached, stop fluoxetine.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start mirtazapine

No wash-out period is needed.

  • Day 2: start mirtazapine the next day in low dosage of 15 mg/day.
  • Day 22: increase dosage of mirtazapine to normal, 30 mg/day.
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  • Fluoxetine and its metababolite desmethyl-fluoxetine have a very long elimination time of about 1 week; phasing out fluoxetine is therefore not necessary.
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