Type Antidepressant
Group SSRI
ATC-code N06AB04
Medscape Citalopram
PubChem 2771
PubMed Citalopram
Kompas (Dutch) citalopram
Wikipedia citalopram
Type Antidepressant
Group other
ATC-code N06AX22
EMEA valdoxan
PubChem 82148
PubMed Agomelatine
Kompas (Dutch) Agomelatine
Wikipedia Agomelatine

Switch medication from citalopram to agomelatine.

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop citalopram
  • 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
Eenrichtingbord.png Start agomelatine
  • Day 16: start administration of agomelatine in a dosage of 25 mg/day.
  • Day 23: if necessary, increase dosage of agomelatine to 50 mg/day.


Infobord.png More information
  • 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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