Bupropion-doxepine

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Bupropion
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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ATC-code N06AX12
Medscape Bupropion
PubChem 444
PubMed Bupropion
Kompas (Dutch) Bupropion
Wikipedia Bupropion
Doxepin
Type antidepressant
Group TCA
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ATC-code N06AA12
Medscape Doxepin
PubChem 3158
PubMed Doxepin
Drugs.com doxepin
Kompas (Dutch) Doxepin
Wikipedia Doxepin

Switch medication from bupropion to doxepine.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop bupropion
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of bupropion to a maximum of 300 mg/day, when this dosage is > 300 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of bupropion to 150 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of bupropion.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start doxepine
  • Day 2: Start with normal dosage and increase with about 25% (up to 50%) every 3 days to target dose.
Infobord.png More information
  • Bupropion slows the metabolism of doxepin via CYP2D6.
  • Caution is necessary at the start of administration of doxepin.
  • The concomitant use of bupropion and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) may potentiate the risk of seizures. These agents are all epileptogenic and may have additive effects on the seizure threshold.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 KNMP; Informatorium Medicamentorum 2015; Monografie "doxepine" (Dutch)
  2. NVZA; Toxicology.org; Monografie 63 (dutch)
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