Escitalopram-vortioxetine

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Escitalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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Medscape Escitalopram
PubChem 10832572
PubMed Escitalopram
Kompas (Dutch) Escitalopram
Wikipedia Escitalopram
Vortioxetine
Type Antidepressant
Group SMS
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Medscape Vortioxetine
PubChem 9966051
PubMed Vortioxetine
Kompas (Dutch) Vortioxetine
Wikipedia Vortioxetine

Switch medication from escitalopram to vortioxetine.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop escitalopram
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of escitalopram to a maximum of 10 mg/day, when this dosage is > 10 mg/day.
  • Day 1: when a dosage of 10 mg/day is reached, stop administration
Eenrichtingbord.png Start vortioxetine
  • A wash-out period is not necessary, but care is needed.
  • Day 1: start administration of vortioxetine in a dosage of 10 mg/day.
Infobord.png More information
  • Occurrence of serotonin syndrome is theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
  • This switch is currently being reviewed.
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