Starting doses.txt

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Starting doses.txt
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Starting doses of medications
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  1. Citalopram
    20 mg OD
  2. Escitalopram
    10 mg (more potent than citalopram)
  3. Fluoxetine (Prozac)
    20 mg OD
  4. Fluvoxamine
    50 mg OD
  5. Paroxetine (Paxil)
    20 mg OD
  6. Sertraline (Zoloft)
    50 mg OD
  7. Which SSRI's start at 20mg OD?
    Citalopram, Fluoxetine, Paroxetine --> with effective dose ranges of 20-60mg OD
  8. Which SSRI's start at 50mg OD?
    Fluvoxamine (Lexapro) & Sertraline (Zoloft)

    • Dose ranges:
    • Fluvoxamine 50-300 mg OD
    • Sertraline 50-200 mg OD
  9. Which SSRI has the longest and shortest half life?
    • Fluoxetine (72 hrs)
    • Fluvoxamine (15 hrs)
  10. Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
    • D-NE-RI
    • 150 mg OD starting (300 mg OD effective dose)
  11. Mirtazapine (Remeron)
    NE-Serotonin Modulator

    15 mg OD (range 15-45 mg OD)
  12. Trazodone (Desyrel)
    • Serotonin Modulator
    • 50 mg OD (range 75-300 mg)
  13. Nefazodone
    • Serotonin Modulator
    • 50 mg OD (range 150-300)
  14. Isocarboxazid (Marplan)
    • Irreversible MAOI
    • 10 mg BID (20-60 range)
  15. Phenelzine (Nardil)
    • 10 mg OD
    • Irreversible MAOI
  16. Tranylcypromine (Parnate)
    • Irreversible MAOI
    • 15 mg OD (range 15-90 mg)
  17. Moclobemide
    • Reversible MAOI
    • 150 mg OD (range 300-600 mg)
  18. Starting dose of the majority of TCA's
    25 mg TID for Amitriptyline, Desipramine, Doxepin, Imipramine & Nortriptyline

    (exceptions Protriptyline & Trimipramine & Clomipramine)

    (Dose range for majority is 75-300 mg OD)
  19. Protriptyline
    • TCA
    • 5 mg TID
  20. Trimipramine
    • TCA
    • 50 mg TID
  21. Clomipramine
    • TCA
    • 25 - 100 mg OD (dose range 25-250 mg OD)
  22. Venlafaxine (Effexor)
    • SNRI
    • 100 mg OD (effective dose 300 mg)

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