Maprotiline-hypericum

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Maprotiline
Type Antidepressant
Group NRI
links
Medscape Maprotiline
PubChem 4011
PubMed Maprotiline
Kompas (Dutch) Maprotiline
Wikipedia Maprotiline
Hypericum
Type Antidepressant
Group other
links
EMEA 10130408en
PubMed Hypericum
Kompas (Dutch) hypericum extract
Wikipedia St John's wort

Switch medication from maprotiline to hypericum.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop maprotiline
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of maprotiline to a maximum of 75 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce dosage of maprotiline to 50 mg/day.
  • Day 7: reduce dosage of maprotiline to 25 mg/day.
  • Day 14: stop dosage of maprotiline.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start hypericum
  • Day 14-22: a wash-out period of 1 week is necessary.[1][2][3][4]
  • Day 23: start administration of hypericum.
Infobord.png More information
  • 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.[5]
  • The T1/2 of hypericum is 19 - 37 hour.[4]
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