Medications A-Z

A detailed page that describes the medications for treating Mental Health Disorders — This includes a comprehensive list of medications. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF MEDICATIONS BY TRADE NAME

Antipsychotic Medications

Abilify® (aripiprazole)

Clozaril® (clozapine)

Geodon® (ziprasidone)

Haldol® (Haloperidol)

INVEGA ® (paliperidone)

Lidone® (molindone)

Loxitane® (loxapine)

Neulactil ®(pericyazine)

Mellaril® (Thioridazine hydrochloride)

Moban® (Molindone hydrochloride)

Navane® (Thiothixene)

Orap® (Pimozide)
(for Tourette’s syndrome)

Pristiq® ( Desvenlafaxine )

® (fluphenazine)

Risperdal® (risperidone)

Serentil® (Mesoridazine besylate)

Seroquel® (quetiapine)

Stelazine® (Trifluoperazine hydrochloride)

Thorazine® (chlorpromazine)

Trilafon® (perphenazine)

Zyprexa® (olanzapine)

Antimanic Medications

Depakote® (divalproex sodium) – Valproic Acid

Eskalith®, Lithane®, Lithobid® (lithium carbonate)

Lamictal® (lamotrigine)

Neurontin® (Gabapentin)

Tegretol® (Carbamazepine)

Topamax® (toe-PA-max)

Antidepressant Medications

Anafranil® (Clomipramine hydrochloride)

Celexa® (citalopram HBr)

Cymbalta® (Duloxetine hydrochloride)

Desyrel® (Trazodone hydrochloride)

Dosulepin®  (venlafaxine)

Elavil® (Amitriptyline hydrochloride)

Lexapro® (escitalopram)

Ludiomil® (MAPROTILINE )

Luvox® (fluvoxamine)

Nardil® (Phenelzine sulfate)

Norpramin® (desipramine)

Pamelor® (Nortriptyline hydrochloride)

Parnate® (Tranylcypromine sulfate)

Paxil ® (paroxetine hydrochloride)

Prozac® (fluoxetine)

Remeron® (mirtazapine, zispin)

Serzone® (nefazodone)

Sinequan® (Doxepin hydrochloride)

Surmontil® (Trimipramine maleate)

Symbyax® (Prozac® & Zyprexa®) ( Olanzapine and Fluoxetine hydrochloride
(Combination Antipsychotic and Antidepressant Medication )

Tofranil® (Imipramine)

Vivactil® (protriptyline)

Wellbutrin® (bupropion)

Zoloft® (Sertraline)

Antianxiety Medications
(All of these antianxiety medications except BuSpar� are benzodiazepines)

Ativan® (lorazepam)

BuSpar® (buspirone)

Halcion® triazolam (trye AH zoe lam)

Librium®, Librax® , Libritabs® (chlordiazepoxide)

Klonopin®, Rivotril® (clonazepam)

Serax® (oxazepam)

Restoril® (temazepam)

Tranxene® (clorazepate)

Valium® (diazepam)

Xanax® (alprazolam)


Stimulant Medications

Adderall® (amphetamine)
(Adderall XR
® amphetamine 6 and older)

Concerta ® methylphenidate
(long acting) 6 and older (See Ritalin

Dexedrine® (dextroamphetamine)
® dextroamphetamine 3 and older)

Focalin® (dexmethylphenidate )

Ritalin®, Metadate ER® (methylphenidate )

Non-stimulant for ADHD
® (atomoxetine )
*Because of its potential for serious side effects affecting the liver, Cylert should not ordinarily be considered as first-line drug therapy for ADHD.

Antidepressant and Antianxiety Medications
(See above discriptions for information on these meds)

Anafranil® (Clomipramine hydrochloride) 10 and older (for OCD)

BuSpar® buspirone 18 and older

Effexor® venlafaxine 18 and older

Luvox® (SSRI) fluvoxamine 8 and older (for OCD)

Paxil® (SSRI) paroxetine 18 and older

Prozac® (SSRI) fluoxetine 18 and older

Serzone®(SSRI) nefazodone 18 and older

Sinequan® doxepin 12 and older

Tofranil® imipramine 6 and older (for bedwetting)

Wellbutrin® bupropion 18 and older

Zoloft® (SSRI) sertraline 6 and older (for OCD)

Antipsychotic Medications
(See above discriptions for information on these meds)

Clozaril ®(atypical) clozapine 18 and older

Haldol® haloperidol 3 and older

Risperdal® (atypical) risperidone 18 and older

Seroquel® (atypical) quetiapine 18 and older

Mellaril® thioridazine 2 and older

Zyprexa (atypical) olanzapine 18 and older

Orap® pimozide 12 and older (for Tourette’s syndrome) Data for age 2 and older indicate similar safety profile)

Mood Stabilizing Medications
(See above discriptions for information on these meds)

Cibalith-S® lithium citrate 12 and older

Depakote® valproic acid 2 and older (for seizures)

Eskalith® lithium carbonate 12 and older

Lithobid® lithium carbonate 12 and older

Tegretol® carbamazepine any age (for seizures)



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This is the 4th edition of Medications. It was revised by Margaret Strock, staff member in the Science Writing Team, Public Information and Communications Branch, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Scientific review was provided by Wayne Fenton, M.D., Henry Haigler, Ph.D., Ellen Leibenluft, M.D., Matthew Rudorfer, M.D., and Benedetto Vitiello, M.D. Editorial assistance was provided by Lisa Alberts and Ruth Dubois.

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