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Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
Medscape Escitalopram
PubChem 10832572
PubMed Escitalopram
Kompas (Dutch) Escitalopram
Wikipedia Escitalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
Medscape Fluvoxamine
PubChem 5324346
PubMed Fluvoxamine
Kompas (Dutch) Fluvoxamine
Wikipedia Fluvoxamine

Switch medication from escitalopram to fluvoxamine.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop escitalopram
  • Gradually reduce dosage of escitalopram to a maximum of 10 mg/day, when this dosage is > 10 mg/day.
  • When a dosage of 10 mg/day, is reached, stop administration.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start fluvoxamine
  • No wash-out period is needed.
  • Start fluvoxamine the next day in normal dosage of 50 mg/day.
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  • Occurrence of the serotonin syndrome is not likely, but theoretically possible, so caution is necessary.
  • Fluvoxamine slows the metabolism of escitalopram by inhibition of CYP2C19 and CYP3A4
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