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List of psychotropic medications



List of medications which are used to treat psychiatric conditions on the market in the United States.

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Contents

A

  • Abilify - antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and agitation
  • Adderall - stimulant used to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Ambien - used as a sleep aid
  • Antabuse - used to treat alcohol addiction
  • Aricept - used to slow the progression of dementia
  • Ativan - an anti -anxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class often used to help with panic attacks or during detoxification from alcohol or other drugs

B

  • BuSpar - an anti -anxiety medication

C

  • Celexa - an antidepressant of the SSRI class (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor)
  • Clozaril - an antipsychotic
  • Concerta - used to treat ADD/ADHD
  • Cymbalta - an antidepressant of the SSNRI (Selective Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor) class, similar to Effexor

D

E

  • Effexor - an antidepressant of the SSNRI (or SNRI) class
  • Elavil - a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), less commonly used these days
  • Eskalith - a type of Lithium, which is a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder

F

G

  • Gabitril - a mood stabilizer
  • Geodon - an antipsychotic

H

I

  • Imipramine - a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) which is sometimes used to treat bulimia, panic disorder, or related disorders
  • Inderal - a beta blocker alternatively known as propranolol used for acute anxiety

J

K

L

  • Lamictal - a mood stabilizer of the anticonvulsant class
  • Lexapro - an antidepressant
  • Librium - antianxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class
  • Lithobid - a type of Lithium, which is a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder
  • Loxitane - an antipsychotic, today rarely used
  • Lunesta - a sleep aid
  • Luvox - an antidepressant of the SSRI class, often used to treat Obsessive-compulsive disorder

M

  • Mellaril - an antipsychotic, today rarely used

N

O

P

  • Paxil - an SSRI antidepressant, used frequently to treat depression and anxiety disorders
  • Prolixin - an antipsychotic
  • Prozac - an SSRI antidepressant

Q

R

  • Remeron - an antidepressant which is often used as a sleep aid
  • Reminyl - used to slow the progression of Alzheimer's Dementia
  • Restoril
  • ReVia - alternatively known as Naltrexone
  • Risperdal - an antipsychotic
  • Ritalin - a stimulant used to treat ADHD/ADD

S

  • Serax - anti -anxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class, often used to help during detoxification from alcohol or other drugs of abuse
  • Seroquel - an antipsychotic, sometimes is used as a sleep aid
  • Serzone
  • Stelazine - an older antipsychotic, today rarely used
  • Strattera - a non -stimulant medication used to treat ADD/ADHD

T

  • Topamax - a mood stabilizer, also used for migraine headaches
  • Thorazine - an older antipsychotic, today rarely used because of the high occurrence of serious side effects
  • Trazodone - a tricyclic antidepressant (TCA), most typically used now as a sleep aid
  • Trileptal - a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder

U

V

It is used primarily as an antihistamine for the treatment of itches and irritations, an antiemetic for the reduction of nausea, as a weak analgesic by itself and as an opioid potentiator, and as an anxiolytic for the treatment of anxiety.

W

  • Wellbutrin - an antidepressant of the NDRI class Norepinephrine and Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor, structurally similar to Zyban, a stop -smoking aid

X

  • Xanax - an antianxiety medication of the benzodiazepine class

Y

Z

 
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