Switch medication from clomipramine to escitalopram.
- Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of clomipramine to a maximum of 75 mg/ day, when this dosage is > 75 mg/day.
- Day 1-3: reduce dosage of clomipramine to 50 mg/day.
- Day 4-7: reduce dosage of clomipramine to 25 mg/day.
- Day 8: stop administration of clomipramine.
- Day 1: simultaneously start administration of escitalopram in a normal dosage of 10 mg/day.
- Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
- Escitalopram is a very weak inhibitor of CYP2D6, which metabolizes clomipramine.
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