Mirtazapine-doxepine

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Mirtazapine
Type Antidepressant
Group other
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Medscape Mirtazapine
PubChem 4205
PubMed Mirtazapine
Kompas (Dutch) Mirtazapine
Wikipedia Mirtazapine
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

Switch medication from mirtazapine to doxepin.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop mirtazapine
  • Before day 1: Gradually reduce dosage of mirtazapine to a maximum of 30 mg/day, when this dosage is > 30 mg/day.
  • Day 1: Reduce dosage of mirtazapine to 15 mg/day.
  • Day 8: Stop administration of mirtazapine.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start doxepin

No wash-out period is needed.

  • Day 2: Start with normal dosage and increase with about 25% (up to 50%) every 3 days to target dose.
Infobord.png More information
  • "Start low, go slow" is not required, but 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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