Nortriptyline-trazodone

From Psychiatrienet
Jump to: navigation, search
Nortriptyline
Type Antidepressant
Group TCA
links
Medscape Nortriptyline
PubChem 4543
PubMed Nortriptyline
Kompas (Dutch) Nortriptyline
Wikipedia Nortriptyline
Trazodone
Type Antidepressant
Group other
links
Medscape Trazodone
PubChem 5533
PubMed Trazodone
Kompas (Dutch) Trazodone
Wikipedia Trazodone

Switch medication from nortriptyline to trazodone.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop nortriptyline
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of nortriptyline to a maximum of 100 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of nortriptyline to 50 mg/day.
  • Day 3: reduce dosage of nortriptyline to 25 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of nortriptyline.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start trazodone

No wash-out period is needed.

  • Day 1: simultaneously start administration of trazodone in a dosage of 100-150 mg/day.
  • Day 8: continue only administration of trazodone. If necessary, increase the dosage every 3-4 days 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.
The editors of psychiatrienet.nl take the greatest care to provide up-to-date and accurate information on this site. Nevertheless, mistakes and omissions cannot be entirely excluded. No rights devolve from the information provided. The editors and other providers of information to this site accept no responsibility for the content of this site or for the information provided therein; neither do they accept responsibility for possible damages which may derive from the use of the information on this site or from the linked sites. The editorial board accepts no responsibility for the content of the (linked) sites, for access to them, or for the products and services on these sites, nor for the occurrence of errors, viruses, and/or disruptions in service.