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This is a list of psychiatric medications used by psychiatrists to treat mental illness or distress. It is ordered alphabetically according to the condition or conditions each drug is used to treat, then by the generic name of each drug. The list is not exhaustive and not all drugs are used regularly in all countries.

Stimulants Edit

Used in the treatment of: AD/HD, Narcolepsy, and obesity

Generic name Brand name(s) Usual Adult Starting Dosage Frequency Max Dosage/day (Children)
atomoxetine Strattera 40mg, target = 80mg 1 capsule daily or twice daily 100mg
benzphetamine Didrex 25-50mg 1 tablet daily or twice daily 150mg
amphetamine + dextroamphetamine Adderall 20mg 1 tablet, twice daily 60mg
Adderall XR 20mg 1 capsule daily (AM) 60mg
dextroamphetamine Dexedrine 10mg 1 tablet, twice daily 60mg
Dexedrine Spansule 10mg 1 capsule daily (AM) 60mg
dextromethamphetamine Desoxyn 5mg 1 tablet, twice daily 60mg
diethylpropion Tenuate 25mg 1-3 times daily before meals 75mg
Tenuate Dospan (an XR formulation) 75mg 1 capsule daily before AM meal 75mg
modafinil Provigil 100mg 1 tablet in AM 200mg
methylphenidate Ritalin 10-20mg 1-3 times daily 60mg
Ritalin LA 10-20mg 1 capsule daily (AM) 60mg
Ritalin SR 10-20mg 1 capsule daily (AM) 60mg
Attenta 10-20mg 1 tablet, twice daily 60mg
Methylin 10-20mg 1 tablet, twice daily 60mg
Methylin ER 10-20mg 1 capsule daily 60mg
Rubifen 10-20mg 1 tablet, twice daily 60mg
Daytrana 10-20mg 1 patch daily (AM) 60mg
Metadate ER 10-20mg 1 capsule daily (AM) 60mg
Metadate CD 10-20mg Chew-tabs, 1-3x/daily 60mg
Concerta 18-36mg 1 tablet daily (AM) 72mg
dexmethylphenidate Focalin 2.5mg 1 tablet twice daily 20mg
Focalin XR 5mg 1 capsule daily 20mg
Pemoline Cylert (withdrawn from the US market)

Drug dependence therapy Edit

Used in the treatment of: Alcoholism, opioid dependence, nicotine addiction

Generic name Brand name(s) Usual Adult Dosage per day Frequency Max Dosage/day
acamprosate Campral 1998mg 3x daily
buprenorphine Subutex 15mg 1 capsule daily 60mg
disulfiram Antabuse 40mg, target = 80mg 1 capsule daily or twice daily 100mg
methadone Dolophine 25-50mg 1 tablet daily or twice daily 150mg
naltrexone ReVia, Depade, Vivitrol 10mg 1 capsule daily 60mg
buprenorphine + naloxone Suboxone 25mg 1-3 times daily before meals 75mg
varenicline Chantix 75mg 1 capsule daily before AM meal 75mg

Anxiety disorders Edit

Main article: Anxiety disorder
Generic name Brand names
Alprazolam Alplax, Alviz, Alzolam, Alprax, Apo-Alpraz, Constan, Kalma, Ralozam, Restyl, Solanax, Tranax, Trankimazin, Tranquinal, Tafil, Xanax, Xanor, Zamhexal, Zolarem
Buspirone Ansial, Ansiced, Anxiron, Axoren, Bespar, Buspar, Buspimen, Buspinol, Buspisal, Narol
Chlordiazepoxide   Librium
Clonazepam Klonopin, Rivotril
Diazepam Apozepam, Diapam, Seduxen, Valium
Escitalopram Cipralex, Lexapro
Fluoxetine Fluctin, Fludac, Fontex, Foxetin, Lovan, Prodep, Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax
Fluvoxamine Luvox, Faverin, Fevarin
Lorazepam Ativan, Temesta, Tavor
Reboxetine Edronax, Norebox, Prolift, Solvex, Vestra
Citalopram, Chlorpromazine, Moclobemide sometimes used

Bipolar disorder Edit

Main article: Bipolar disorder
Generic name Brand names
Carbamazepine Biston, Calepsin, Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Finlepsin, Sirtal, Stazepine, Tegretol, Telesmin, Timonil
Lamotrigine Lamictal, Lamictal-CD
Lithium salt Camcolit, Eskalith, Eskalith-CR, Lithobid
Quetiapine fumarate   Seroquel
Valproate semisodium   Depakote, Depakote-ER, Epival
Valproic acid Convulex, Depakene, Divalproex
Aripiprazole Abilify
Ziprasidone Geodon
Olanzapine Zyprexa
Risperidone Risperdal
Chlorpromazine, Fluphenazine sometimes used

Major depressive disorder or dysthymia Edit

Main article: Clinical depression
Generic name Brand names
Amitriptyline Elavil, Tryptanol, Endep
Amoxapine Asendin, Asendis, Defanyl, Demolox, Moxadil
Bupropion Wellbutrin
Citalopram Celexa, Cipramil, Talohexane
Clomipramine Anafranil
Doxepin Aponal, Adapine, Sinquan, Sinequan, Zonalon
Duloxetine Cymbalta
Escitalopram Cipralex, Lexapro
Fluoxetine Fluctin, Fludac, Fontex, Foxetin, Lovan, Prodep, Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax
Fluvoxamine Luvox, Faverin, Fevarin
Imipramine Antideprin
Mirtazapine Remeron, Avanza
Moclobemide Aurorix, Manerix
Nortriptyline Aventyl, Pamelor
Paroxetine Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat
Reboxetine Edronax, Norebox, Prolift, Solvex, Vestra
Sertraline Zoloft, Lustral
Tranylcypromine Parnate
Trazodone Desyrel, Trittico, Thombran
Venlafaxine Efectin, Efexor, Effexor, Efexor XR (Slow Release)
Desipramine (Norpramin, Pertofrane) sometimes used

Insomnia Edit

Main article: Insomnia
Generic name Brand names
Lorazepam Ativan, Temesta, Tavor
Flurazepam Dalmane
Trazodone sometimes used

Nicotine addiction Edit

Main article: Tobacco smoking
Generic name Brand names
Bupropion Zyban, Wellbutrin
Chantix

Psychosis, including schizophrenia Edit

Main article: Psychosis
Generic name Brand names
Aripiprazole Abilify
Amisulpride Solian
Benztropine Cogentin
Bromperidol Impromen
Chlorpromazine Largactil, Thorazine
Chlorprothixene Truxal
Clozapine Clozaril, Fazaclo, Leponex
Fluphenazine decanoate Anatensol, Dapotum D, Deconoat, Fludecate, Modecate, Prolixin Decanoate, Sinqualone
enanthate Dapotum Injektion, Flunanthate, Moditen Enanthate Injection, Sinqualone Enantat
hydrochloride   Dapotum, Permitil, Prolixin, Lyogen, Moditen, Omca, Sediten, Selecten, Sevinol, Siqualone, Trancin
Flupenthixol Depixol, Fluanxol
Haloperidol Haldol, Serenase
Olanzapine Zyprexa
Paliperidone Invega
Penfluridol Semap
Perfenazine Trilafon
Pimozide Orap
Quetiapine Seroquel
Risperidone Belivon, Risperdal, Risperdal Consta
Sertindole Serdolect, Serlect
Sulpiride Dogmatil, Dogmatyl, Sulpirid
Thiothixene Navane
Ziprasidone Geodon
Zuclopenthixol Cisordinol, Clopixol
Carbamazepine, Valproic acid sometimes used

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