Doxepine-venlafaxine

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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
Venlafaxine
Type Antidepressant
Group SNRI
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Medscape Venlafaxine
PubChem 5656
PubMed Venlafaxine
Kompas (Dutch) Venlafaxine
Wikipedia Venlafaxine

Switch medication from doxepin to venlafaxine.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop doxepin
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of doxepin to a maximum of 100 mg/day, when this dosage is > 100 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of doxepin to 50 mg/day.
  • Day 8: reduce dosage of doxepin to 25 mg/day.
  • Day 15: stop administration of doxepin.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start venlafaxine
  • Day 16: Start administration of venlafaxine in a normal dosage of 37,5 mg or 75 mg (slow release) /day.
  • Day 23: if necessary, increase venlafaxine.
Infobord.png More information
  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
  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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