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Amitriptyline-sertraline

Amitriptyline
Type Antidepressant
Group TCA
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ATC-code N06AA09
Medscape Amitriptyline
PubChem 2160
PubMed Amitriptyline
Kompas (Dutch) Amitriptyline
Wikipedia Amitriptyline
Sertraline
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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Medscape Sertraline
PubChem 68617
PubMed Sertraline
Kompas (Dutch) Sertraline
Wikipedia Sertraline

Switch medication from amitriptyline to sertraline.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop amitriptyline
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of amitriptyline to a maximum of 50-100 mg/ day, when this dosage is > 100 mg/day.
  • Day 1-3: reduce dosage of amitriptyline to 50 mg/day.
  • Day 4-7: reduce dosage of amitriptyline to 25 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of amitriptyline.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start sertraline
  • Day 9: start administration of sertraline in a normal dosage of 50 mg/day.
  • Day 16: if necessary, increase dosage of sertraline.
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  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
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