Hypericum-citalopram

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Hypericum
Type Antidepressant
Group other
links
EMEA 10130408en
PubMed Hypericum
Kompas (Dutch) hypericum extract
Wikipedia St John's wort
Citalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
links
ATC-code N06AB04
Medscape Citalopram
PubChem 2771
PubMed Citalopram
Kompas (Dutch) citalopram
Wikipedia citalopram

Switch medication from hypericum to citalopram.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop hypericum
  • Day 1-14:Gradually decrease the dosage of hypericum.
  • Day 15: stop administration of hypericum.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start citalopram
  • Day 15-30: a wash-out period of at least two weeks is necessary.
  • Day 31: start citalopram 20 mg/day or escitalopram 10 mg/day.
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  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is possible without wash-out period.
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  • Hypericum induces enzymes of the CYP P-450 type and P-gp type.
  • Hypericum might have MAO-inhibiting and/or COMT-inhibiting properties.
  • Many studies reported that hypericin is the main source of pharmacological effects of hypericum. However the IC50 of hypericin to inhibit MAO A and MAO B is 100- to 1000-fold higher than accessible Cmax values of hypericin after oral administration of hypericum.[1]
  • The T1/2 of hypericum is 19 - 37 hour.[2]
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