Type Antidepressant
Group MAO-I
Medscape Moclobemide
PubChem 4235
PubMed Moclobemide
Kompas (Dutch) Moclobemide
Wikipedia Moclobemide
Type Antidepressant
Group TCA
Medscape Imipramine
PubChem 3696
PubMed Imipramine
Kompas (Dutch) Imipramine
Wikipedia Imipramine

Switch medication from moclobemide to imipramine.[1][2]

Nietinrijdenbord.png Stop moclobemide
  • Before day 1: gradually reduce dosage of moclobemide to a maximum of 300 mg/day.
  • Day 1: reduce the dosage of moclobemide to 150 mg/day.
  • Day 8: stop administration of moclobemide.
Eenrichtingbord.png Start imipramine
  • Day 9: Increase with about 25% of target dose per 3 days.
Infobord.png More information
  • Because of the short half life of moclobemide (approx. 2h), the next antidepressant can start next day after stopping with moclobemide.[3]
  1. Switches are based on literature references on this page and expert opinions of the authors. The authors have used pharmacokinetic and receptor affinity properties to determine the switch schedules
  2. Stahl, S. M. (2013). Stahl's essential psychopharmacology: Neuroscientific basis and practical applications (4th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  3. Keks, Nicholas, J. Hope, and S. Keogh. "Switching and stopping antidepressants." Australian Prescriber 39.3 (2016).
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