Fluvoxamine-venlafaxine

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Fluvoxamine
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
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Medscape Fluvoxamine
PubChem 5324346
PubMed Fluvoxamine
Kompas (Dutch) Fluvoxamine
Wikipedia Fluvoxamine
Venlafaxine
Type Antidepressant
Group SNRI
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Medscape Venlafaxine
PubChem 5656
PubMed Venlafaxine
Kompas (Dutch) Venlafaxine
Wikipedia Venlafaxine

Switch medication from fluvoxamine to venlafaxine.

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.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start venlafaxine
  • No wash-out period is needed.
  • Day 9: Start administration of venlafaxine in a normal dosage of 37,5 mg or 75 mg (slow release) /day.
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  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
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