Switch medication from bupropion to nortriptyline.
- 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.
- Day 1: Start and increase the dose with about 25% of the target dose every 3 days.
- Start administration of nortriptyline in a low dosage of 25 mg/day.
- Bupropion slows the metabolism of nortriptyline via CYP2D6.
- Caution is necessary at the start of administration of nortriptyline.
- 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.
The editors of psychiatrienet.nl take the greatest care to provide up-to-date and accurate information on this site. Nevertheless, mistakes and omissions cannot be entirely excluded. No rights devolve from the information provided. The editors and other providers of information to this site accept no responsibility for the content of this site or for the information provided therein; neither do they accept responsibility for possible damages which may derive from the use of the information on this site or from the linked sites. The editorial board accepts no responsibility for the content of the (linked) sites, for access to them, or for the products and services on these sites, nor for the occurrence of errors, viruses, and/or disruptions in service.