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Escitalopram-sertraline

Escitalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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Medscape Escitalopram
PubChem 10832572
PubMed Escitalopram
Kompas (Dutch) Escitalopram
Wikipedia Escitalopram
Sertraline
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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Medscape Sertraline
PubChem 68617
PubMed Sertraline
Kompas (Dutch) Sertraline
Wikipedia Sertraline

Switch medication from escitalopram to sertraline.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop escitalopram
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of escitalopram to a maximum of 10 mg/day, when this dosage is >10 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of escitalopram to a maximum of 5 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of escitalopram.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start sertraline
  • No wash-out period is needed.
  • Day 9: start sertraline in normal dosage of 50 mg/day.
Infobord.png More information
  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
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