Switch medication from citalopram to mirtazapine.
- Day 1: reduce dosage of citalopram to a maximum of 20 mg/day
- Day 8: reduce dosage of citalopram to 10 mg/day
- Day 15: stop citalopram
- Day 16: start mirtazapine in a normal dosage of 15-30 mg/day.
- The reduction of the SSRI doses in 7-14 days could cause emotional instability, headache and flu-like symptoms. One could extend this period.
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