List of Psychotropic Medications
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List of Psychotropic Medications
List of medications which are used to treat psychiatric conditions that are on the market in the United States (this list is incomplete; the title of the entry is "List of Psychotropic Medications" and what follows is a list of psychiatric drugs - not all psychotropic agents are used to treat psychiatric conditions. A couple of examples are 'Tramadol' and 'Morphine')
- Celexa (citalopram) - an antidepressant of the class (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) class
- clobazam (Frisium, Onfi, Tapclob, Urbanol) - a benzodiazepine that has been marketed as an anxiolytic since 1975 and as an anticonvulsant since 1984
- clorazepate (Novo-Clopate, Tranxene) - a benzodiazepine with anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative, hypnotic, and skeletal muscle relaxant properties
- chlordiazepoxide (Librium) - a sedative and hypnotic benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and withdrawal symptoms
- clozapine (Clozaril, FazaClo, Versacloz) - an atypical antipsychotic, mainly used for schizophrenia that does not improve after using other antipsychotics
- Concerta (methylphenidate ER) - an extended release form of methylphenidate (norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor used to treat attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
- Contrave (bupropion/naltrexone) - a combination drug used for weight loss in those that are either obese or overweight with some weight-related illnesses
- Cymbalta (duloxetine) - an antidepressant of the selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) class, similar to Effexor (venlafaxine)
- Depakote (valproic acid/sodium valproate) - an antiepileptic and mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain and others; sometimes called an antimanic medication; Depakene is the trade name for the same drug prepared without sodium
- Desoxyn (methamphetamine hydrochloride) - used to treat severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and severe exogenous obesity; rarely used
- Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine sulfate) - used to treat severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.
- dextromethorphan (Delsym, DM, DXM, Robitussin) - an antitussive drug that is used as a recreational drug similar to other dissociative anesthetics such as ketamine and phencyclidine.
- diazepam (Diastat, Valium) - a benzodiazepine that typically produces a calming effect; commonly used to treat anxiety, alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal, muscle spasms, seizures, trouble sleeping, and restless legs syndrome
- disulfiram (Antabuse) - inhibits enzyme acetaldehyde dehydrogenase, causing acetaldehyde poisioning when ethanol is consumed; used to cause severe hangover when drinking; increases liver, kidney, and brain damage from drinking
- donepezil (Aricept) - used in palliative treatment of Alzheimer's disease; does not slow progression of the disease
- doxepin (Aponal, Quitaxon, Sinequan) - a tricyclic antidepressant used to treat nerve pain, insomnia; similar to imipramine
- duloxetine (Cymbalta) - a thiophene derivative, reuptake inhibitor for serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine; mostly used for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain
- Fetzima (levomilnacipran) - a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor antidepressant
- Fluoxetine (Prozac) - an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drug used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox) - the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor drug. It is indicated to treat obsessive compulsive disorder (US) and both obsessive compulsive disorder and depression elsewhere in the world.
- Haldol (haloperidol) - a "typical" antipsychotic, one of the oldest, usually given in conjunction with "Cogentin" (benzotropine), an antiparkinsonic. This is due to the high occurrence of tardive dyskinesia in patients with prolonged Haldol use. May be used as a last resort treatment for agitated delirium associated with delirium tremens.
- Mellaril (thioridazine) - an antipsychotic, only rarely used nowadays
- Methylphenidate (Ritalin) - a central nervous system stimulant. It is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy or augment for depression.
- Quetiapine (Seroquel or Seroquel XR) - a second generation antipsychotic or "atypical" drug mainly used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; sometimes is used as a sleep aid when given in low doses
- Valium (diazepam) - anti-anxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class
- Vistaril (hydroxyzine) - an antihistamine for the treatment of itches and irritations, an antiemetic, as a weak analgesic, an opioid potentiator, and as an anxiolytic.
- Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) - a stimulant used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and binge eating disorder; Vyvanse is converted into Dexedrine in vivo.
- Venlafaxine (effexor) - selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. It is licensed for the treatment of major depressive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social phobia.
- Viibryd (vilazodone) - a new antidepressant
- Xanax (alprazolam) - an anti-anxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class