Moclobemide-citalopram

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Moclobemide
Type Antidepressant
Group MAO-I
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Medscape Moclobemide
PubChem 4235
PubMed Moclobemide
Kompas (Dutch) Moclobemide
Wikipedia Moclobemide
Citalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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ATC-code N06AB04
Medscape Citalopram
PubChem 2771
PubMed Citalopram
Kompas (Dutch) citalopram
Wikipedia citalopram

Switch medication from moclobemide to citalopram.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop moclobemide
  • Decrease with about 25% of original dose every 3 days
Eenrichtingbord.png Start citalopram
  • Start with the initial dose
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  • Caution is necessary, because occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is theoretically possible.
  • Because of the short half life of moclobemide (approx. 2h), the next antidepressant can start next day after stopping with moclobemide.[1]
  1. Keks, Nicholas, J. Hope, and S. Keogh. "Switching and stopping antidepressants." Australian Prescriber 39.3 (2016).
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