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Trazodone-citalopram

Trazodone
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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Medscape Trazodone
PubChem 5533
PubMed Trazodone
Kompas (Dutch) Trazodone
Wikipedia Trazodone
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 trazodone to citalopram.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop trazodone
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of trazodone to a maximum of 150 mg/day, when this dosage is > 150 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of trazodone to 100 mg/day.
  • Day 3: reduce dosage of trazodone to 50 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of trazodone.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start citalopram
  • A wash-out period is not necessary, but care is needed.
  • Day 8: start administration of citalopram in a normal dosage of 20 mg/day.
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  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
  • Citalopram is a weak inhibitor of CYP2D6, which metabolizes trazodone.
  • The content of trazodone in the tablet, for example 100 mg or 150 mg, determines which exact doses are given.
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