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Commonly Prescribed Psychotropic Medications

  Antipsychotics
(used in the treatment of
schizophrenia and mania)

 Anti-depressants

Anti-obsessive Agents

Typical Antipsychotics Tricyclics  
Haldol (haloperidol) *Anafranil (clomipramine) Anafranil (clomipramine)
Loxitane (loxapine) Asendin (amoxapine) Luvox (fluvoxamine)
Mellaril (thioridazine) Elavil (amitriptyline) Paxil (paroxetine)
Moban (molindone) Norpramin (desipramine) Prozac (fluoxetine)
Navane (thiothixene) Pamelor (nortriptyline) Zoloft (sertraline)
Prolixin (fluphenazine) Sinequan (doxepin)  

Serentil (mesoridazine)

Surmontil (trimipramine)

Antianxiety Agents

Stelazine (trifluoperazine) Tofranil (imipramine)

Ativan (lorazepam)

Thorazine (chlorpromazine)    Vivactil (protiptyline)

BuSpar (buspirone)

Trilafon (perphenazine)  

Centrax (prazepam)

  SSRIs

*Inderal (propranolol)

Atypical Antipsychotics Celexa (citalopram)

*Klonopin (clonazepam)

Abilify (aripiprazole)

Lexapro (escitalopram)

Lexapro (escitalopram)

Clozaril (clozapine)

*Luvox (fluvoxamine)

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) 

Geodon (ziprasidone)

Paxil (paroxetine)

Serax (oxazepam)

Risperdal (risperidone)

Prozac (fluoxetine)

*Tenormin (atenolol)

Seroquel (quetiapine)

Zoloft (sertraline)

Tranxene (clorazepate)

Zyprexa (olanzapine)

 

Valium (diazepam)

MAOIs

Xanax (alprazolam) 

Mood Stabilizers
(used in the treatment
of bipolar disorder
)

Nardil (phenelzine)
Parnate (tranylcypromine)   

*Antidepressants, especially
SSRIs, are also used in the
treatment of anxiety.

Depakene (valproic acid)

   

Depakote

Others

Stimulants

Eskalith

Desyrel (trazadone)

(used in the

Lithobid (lithium)

Effexor (venlafaxine)

treatment of ADHD)

Lithonate

Remeron (mirtazapine)

Adderall (amphetamine

Lithotabs

Serzone (nefazodone)

and dextroamphetamine)

*Lamictal (lamotrigine) 

Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Cylert (pemoline)

*Neurontin (gabapentin)

Dexedrine

*Tegretol (carbamazepine)

Anti-Panic Agents

(dextroamphetamine)

*Topamax (topiramate)

Klonopin (clonazepam)

Ritalin (methylphenidate)

Paxil (paroxetine)

*Antidepressants with

Xanax (alprazolam)

stimulant properties,

Zoloft (sertraline)

such as Norpramin and

*Antidepressants are
also used in treatment
of panic disorder.

Wellburtrin, are also used
in the treatment of ADH

Listed above are the brand names, followed by the generic in parenthesis.  A second chart below provides cross-referencing by generic name.

*Although this medication has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of other disorders, it has not been approved for this particular use. Some evidence of this medication’s efficacy for such use does exist however. This type of medication use is referred to as "off label."

Remember, always consult your doctor or pharmacist with any specific medication questions

Generic Name 
 Brand Name  Current Uses
 alprazolam  Xanax  anxiety, panic
 amitriptyline  Elavil, Endep  depression (tricyclic)
 amoxapine  Asendin  psychotic depression
 amphetamine  Adderall  ADD
 aripiprazole  Abilify  schizophrenia (atypical)
 buproprion  Wellbutrin  depression, ADD
 buspirone  BuSpar  anxiety
 carbamazepine  Tegretol  bipolar disorder
 chloriazepoxide  Librium  anxiety
 chlorpromazine  Thorazine  schizophrenia (typical)
 citalopram hydrobromide  Celexa  depression (SSRI)
 clomipramine  Anafranil  OCD, depression (tricyclic)
 clonazepam  Klonopin  anxiety
 clorazepate  Tranxene  anxiety
 clozapine  Clozaril  schizophrenia (atypical)
 desipramine  Norpramin  depression (tricyclic), ADD
 dextroamphetamine  Adderall, Dexedrine  ADD
 diazepam  Valium  anxiety
 divalproex sodium  Depakote  bipolar disorder
 doxepin  Adapin, Sinequan  depression (tricyclic)
 escitalopram  Lexapro  depression (SSRI), anxiety
 fluoxetine  Prozac  depression (SSRI), OCD, panic
 fluphenazine  Prolixin, Prolixin Decanoate  schizophrenia (typical)
 fluvoxamine  Luvox  OCD, depression (SSRI)
 haloperidol  Haldol, Haldol Decanoate  schizophrenia (typical)
 imipramine  Tofranil  depression (tricyclic), panic
 lithium carbonate  Eskalith, Lithobid  bipolar disorder
 lithium citrate  Cibalith S  bipolar disorder
 lorazepam  Ativan  anxiety
 loxapine  Loxitane  schizophrenia (typical)
 maprotiline  Ludiomil  depression (tricyclic)
 mesoridazine  Serentil  schizophrenia (typical)
 methylphenidate  Ritalin  ADD
 mirtazapine  Remeron  depression
 molindone  Moban  schizophrenia (typical)
 nefazodone  Serzone  depression
 nortriptyline  Pamelor  depression (tricyclic)
 olanzapine  Zyprexa  schizophrenia (atypical)
 oxazepam  Serax  anxiety
 paroxetine  Paxil  depression (SSRI), OCD, panic
 pemoline  Cylert  ADD
 perphenazine  Trilafon  schizophrenia (typical)
 phenelzine  Nardil  depression (MAOI)
 prazepam  Centrax  anxiety
 prochlorperazine  Compazine  schizophrenia (typical)
 protriptyline  Vivactil  depression (tricyclic)
 quetiapine  Seroquel  schizophrenia (atypical)
 risperidone  Risperdal  schizophrenia (atypical)
 sertraline  Zoloft  depression (SSRI), OCD, panic
 thioridazine  Mellaril  schizophrenia (typical)
 thiothixene  Navane  schizophrenia (typical)
 tranylcypromine sulfate  Prarnate  depression (MAOI)
 trazodone  Desyrel  depression (tricyclic)
 trifluoperazine  Stelazine, Vesprin  schizophrenia (typical)
 trimipramine  Surmontil  depression (tricyclic)
valproic acid  Depakene  bipolar disorder
venlafaxine  Effexor depression
 ziprasidone Geodon  schizophrenia (atypical), bipolar

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