Citalopram-trazodone

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Citalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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ATC-code N06AB04
Medscape Citalopram
PubChem 2771
PubMed Citalopram
Kompas (Dutch) citalopram
Wikipedia citalopram
Trazodone
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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Medscape Trazodone
PubChem 5533
PubMed Trazodone
Kompas (Dutch) Trazodone
Wikipedia Trazodone

Switch medication from citalopram to trazodone.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop citalopram
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of citalopram to a maximum of 20 mg/day, when this dosage is > 20 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of citalopram to a maximum of 10 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of citalopram
Eenrichtingbord.png Start trazodone
  • No wash-out period is needed.
  • Day 9: start trazodone in a dosage of 100-150 mg/day.
  • Day 16: if necessary, gradually increase the dosage of trazodone to a maximum of 400 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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