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Commonly Prescribed Psychotropic Medications

Listed below are two tables of commonly prescribed psychotropic mediations. The first table is a listing of medications based on their psychiatric use. This table includes brand names and their generic form in parentheses. The second table provides a cross-reference by generic name.

As with all questions about medication, be sure to consult with your prescribing physician or pharmacist for any specific questions you may have about dosage, drug interactions, or side effects.

Reviewed by Rex Cowdry, M.D.,
NAMI medical director, March 2001

Typical antipsychotics Haldol (haloperidol), Haldol Decanoate
  Loxitane (loxapine)
  Mellaril (thioridazine)
  Moban (molindone)
  Navane (thiothixene)
  Prolixin (fluphenazine), Prolixin Decanoate
  Serentil (mesoridazine)
  Stelazine (trifluoperazine)
  Thorazine (chlorpromazine)
  Trilafon (perphenazine)
Atypical antipsychotics Clozaril (clozapine)
  Geodon (ziprasidone)
  Risperdal (risperidone)
  Seroquel (quetiapine)
  Zyprexa (olanzapine)
Bipolar disorder
  Depakene (valproic acid)
  Depakote (divalproex sodium)
  Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs (lithium carbonate)
  *Lamictal (lamotrigine)
  *Neurontin (gabapentin)
  *Tegretol (carbamazepine)
  *Topamax (topiramate)
Tricyclics *Anafranil (clomipramine)
  Asendin (amoxapine)
  Elavil (amitriptyline)
  Norpramin (desipramine)
  Pamelor (nortriptyline)
  Sinequan (doxepin)
  Surmontil (trimipramine)
  Tofranil (imipramine)
  Vivactil (protriptyline)
SSRIs Celexa (citalopram
  *Luvox (fluvoxamine)
  Paxil (paroxetine)
  Prozac (fluoxetine)
  Zoloft (sertraline)
MAOIs Nardil (phenelzine)
  Parnate (tranylcypromine sulfate)
Others Desyrel (trazodone)
  Effexor (venlafaxine)
  Remeron (mirtazapine)
  Serzone (nefazodone)
  Wellbutrin (bupropion)
Anxiety disorders
  Ativan (lorazepam)
  BuSpar (buspirone)
  Centrax (prazepam))
  *Inderal (propranolol)
  *Klonopin (clonazepam)
  Librium (chlordiazepoxide)
  Serax (oxazepam)
  *Tenormin (atenolol)
  Tranxene (clorazepate)
  Valium (diazepam)
  Xanax (alprazolam)
  *Antidepressants, especially SSRIs, are also used in the treatment of anxiety.
Anti-panic Agents
  Klonopin (clonazepam)
  Paxil (paroxetine)
  Xanax (alprazolam)
  Zoloft (sertraline)
  *Antidepressants are also used in the treatment of panic disorder.
Anti-obsessive Agents
  Anafranil (clomipramine)
  Luvox (fluvoxamine)
  Paxil (paroxetine)
  Prozac (fluoxetine)
  Zoloft (sertraline)
Stimulants (used in the treatment of ADD/ADHD)
  Adderall (amphetamine and dextroamphetamine)
  Cylert (pemoline)
  Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)
  Ritalin (methylphenidate)
  *Antidepressants with stimulant properties, such as Norpramin and Wellbutrin, are also used in the treatment of ADHD.


Generic Name

Brand Name

Current Uses

alprazolam Xanax anxiety, panic
amitriptyline Elavil depression
amoxapine Asendin depression
amphetamine and dextroamphetamine Adderall ADHD
atenolol Tenormin anxiety
bupropion Wellbutrin depression, ADHD
buspirone BuSpar anxiety
carbamazepine Tegretol bipolar disorder
chlordiazepoxide Librium anxiety
chlorpromazine Thorazine schizophrenia
citalopram Celexa depression, panic, anxiety
clomipramine Anafranil OCD, depression
clonazepam Klonopin panic, anxiety
clorazepate Tranxene anxiety
clozapine Clozaril schizophrenia
desipramine Norpramin depression, ADHD
dextroamphetamine Dexedrine ADHD
diazepam Valium anxiety
divalproex sodium Depakote bipolar disorder
doxepin Sinequan depression
fluoxetine Prozac depression, OCD, panic, anxiety
fluphenazine Prolixin schizophrenia
fluvoxamine Luvox OCD, depression, panic, anxiety
gabapentin Neurontin bipolar disorder
haloperidol Haldol schizophrenia
imipramine Tofranil depression, panic
lamotrigine Lamictal bipolar disorder
lithium Eskalith, Lithobid, Lithonate, Lithotabs bipolar disorder
lorazepam Ativan anxiety
loxapine Loxitane schizophrenia
mesoridazine Serentil schizophrenia
methylphenidate Ritalin ADHD
mirtazapine Remeron depression
molindone Moban schizophrenia
nefazodone Serzone depression
nortriptyline Pamelor depression
olanzapine Zyprexa schizophrenia
oxazepam Serax anxiety
paroxetine Paxil depression, panic, OCD, anxiety
pemoline Cylert ADHD
perphenazine Trilafon schizophrenia
phenelzine Nardil depression
prazepam Centrax anxiety
propranolol Inderal  
protriptyline Vivactil depression
quetiapine Seroquel schizophrenia
risperidone Risperdal schizophrenia
sertraline Zoloft deprssion, panic, OCD, anxiety
thioridazine Mellaril schizophrenia
thiothixene Navane schizophrenia
topiramate Topamax bipolar disorder
tranylcypromine Parnate depression
trazodone Desyrel depression
trifluoperazine Stelazine schizophrenia
trimipramine Surmontil depression
valproic acid Depakene, Depakote bipolar disorder
venlafaxine Effexor depression
ziprasidone Geodon schizophrenia

*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."