Fluvoxamine-hypericum

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Fluvoxamine
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
links
Medscape Fluvoxamine
PubChem 5324346
PubMed Fluvoxamine
Kompas (Dutch) Fluvoxamine
Wikipedia Fluvoxamine
Hypericum
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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EMEA 10130408en
PubMed Hypericum
Kompas (Dutch) hypericum extract
Wikipedia St John's wort

Switch medication from fluvoxamine to hypericum.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop fluvoxamine
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of fluvoxamine to a maximum of 50 mg/day, when this dosage is > 50 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of fluvoxamine further to 25 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of fluvoxamine.
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  • Day 8-14: a wash-out period of one week is necessary.
  • Day 15: start administration of hypericum in a dosage of 300 mg three times a day (900 mg/day).
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  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is possible without wash-out period [1] [2].
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  • Hypericum induces enzymes of the CYP P-450 type and P-gp type.
  • Hypericum might have MAO-inhibiting and/or COMT-inhibiting properties.
  • Many studies reported that hypericin is the main source of pharmacological effects of hypericum. However the IC50 of hypericin to inhibit MAO A and MAO B is 100- to 1000-fold higher than accessible Cmax values of hypericin after oral administration of hypericum.[3]
  • The T1/2 of hypericum is 19 - 37 hour.[4]
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