Difference between revisions of "Citalopram-amitriptyline"

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* The same applies to [[escitalopram]].
* The same applies to [[escitalopram]].
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Revision as of 15:18, 1 September 2009

Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
ATC-code N06AB04
Medscape Citalopram
PubChem 2771
PubMed Citalopram
Kompas (Dutch) citalopram
Wikipedia citalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group TCA
ATC-code N06AA09
Medscape Amitriptyline
PubChem 2160
PubMed Amitriptyline
Kompas (Dutch) Amitriptyline
Wikipedia Amitriptyline

Switch medication from citalopram to amitriptyline.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop citalopram
  • Day 0: gradually reduce dosage of citalopram/escitalopram to a maximum of 20 mg/ day resp. 10 mg/day, when this dosage is respectively > 20 mg/day and > 10 mg/day.
  • Day 1: stop administration of citalopram/escitalopram.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start amitriptyline
  • Day 1: no wash-out period is needed. Start administration of amitriptyline in a low dosage of 25-50 mg/day.
  • Start low, go slow!
Infobord.png More information
  • The same applies to escitalopram.
  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
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