Alphabetical List of U.S. Medications Used to Treat Psychiatric and Neurological Conditions

List of Psychiatric and Neurological Medications



Here’s our big A-to-Z list of all the FDA-approved drugs we have articles about that are used to treat various psychiatric and neurological conditions. These are all the US brand and generic1, and some of the branded generic2 names we know of, along with a few of the more-popular product/trade names used outside of the US. The drugs should already be in alphabetical order by brand name. Clicking on the column heads for Generic Name/Active Ingredient3 and Class4 will sort the list by those columns, and you can switch between ascending and descending order. I also have the generic name in the brand column as many people will know only the generic name of a drug, especially some of the older ones.

We also have pages that group based upon their class or what they treat: antidepressants, antiepileptic drugs/anticonvulsants, antipsychotics, headache & neuropathic pain medications, anxiolytics/anti-anxiety medications, and mood stabilizers.

We don’t have a page for every med, and we probably never will. We don’t cover every psychiatric condition in the DSM nor every neurological condition, and probably never will.
Drugs that come in immediate as well as extended / time-release versions, and different forms (tablets, oral solution, injection, etc.) are not listed separately on this page (E.g. all the different Risperdals); unless they have a radically different name (Equetro and Tegretol, e.g.).

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Brand/Generic nameGeneric Name/Active Ingredient(s)Class
Abilify aripiprazoleAntipsychotic
Adderalldextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate,
dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulfate
Stimulants
amitriptylineamitriptyline hydrochlorideAntidepressant
amoxapineamoxapineAntidepressant
Aplenzinbupropion hydrobromideAntidepressant
aripiprazolearipiprazoleAntipsychotic
AsendinamoxapineAntidepressant
atomoxetineatomoxetine hydrochlorideAntidepressant
Brintellix vortioxetineAntidepressant
BudeprionbupropionAntidepressant
bupropionbupropion hydrochlorideAntidepressant
BuSparbuspironeAnti-anxiety Drugs
buspironebuspirone hydrochlorideAnti-anxiety Drugs
carbamazepine carbamazepineAntiepileptic Drug
CarbatrolcarbamazepineAntiepileptic Drug
CelexacitalopramAntidepressant
chlorpromazinechlorpromazine hydrochlorideAntipsychotic
citalopramcitalopram hydrobromideAntidepressant
CipralexescitalopramAntidepressant
CipramilcitalopramAntidepressant
CymbaltaduloxetineAntidepressant
Dalcipran milnacipranAntidepressant
Depaconvalproate sodiumAntiepileptic Drug
Depakenevalproic acidAntiepileptic Drug
Depakotedivalproex sodiumAntiepileptic Drug
desvenlafaxinedesvenlafaxine succinateAntidepressant
DesyreltrazodoneAntidepressant
dextroamphetamine and amphetaminedextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate,
dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulfate
Stimulants
divalproex sodiumdivalproex sodiumAntiepileptic Drug
duloxetineduloxetine hydrochlorideAntidepressant
Effexor venlafaxineAntidepressant
Effexor XRvenlafaxineAntidepressant
ElavilamitriptylineAntidepressant
Epivaldivalproex sodiumAntiepileptic Drug
EquetrocarbamazepineAntiepileptic Drug
EskalithlithiumAntipsychotic
Eskalith-CrlithiumAntipsychotic
escitalopramescitalopram oxalateAntidepressant
fluoxetinefluoxetine hydrochlorideAntidepressant
fluvoxaminefluvoxamine maleateAntidepressant
gabapentin gabapentinAntiepileptic Drug
GabitriltiagabineAntiepileptic Drug
GeodonziprasidoneAntipsychotic
Horizant gabapentin enacarbilMiscellaneous
imipramine imipramine hydrochlorideAntidepressant
InvegapaliperidoneAntipsychotic
Invega Sustennapaliperidone palmitateAntipsychotic
IxelmilnacipranAntidepressant
Keppra levetiracetamAntiepileptic Drug
Keppra-XRlevetiracetamAntiepileptic Drug
Lamictal lamotrigineAntiepileptic Drug
Lamictal-ODTlamotrigineAntiepileptic Drug
Lamictal-XRlamotrigineAntiepileptic Drug
lamotriginelamotrigineAntiepileptic Drug
LatudalurasidoneAntipsychotic
levetiracetamlevetiracetamAntiepileptic Drug
LexaproescitalopramAntidepressant
LithanelithiumMood Stabilizer
lithiumlithium carbonateMood Stabilizer
lithium citrate syruplithium citrateMood Stabilizer
LithobidlithiumMood Stabilizer
LithonatelithiumMood Stabilizer
LithotabslithiumMood Stabilizer
lurasidonelurasidone HClAntipsychotic
LuvoxfluvoxamineAntidepressant
milnacipran milnacipran HClMigraines/Neuropathic Pain
mirtazapinemirtazapineAntidepressant
mixed amphetamine saltsdextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate,
dextroamphetamine sulfate, amphetamine sulfate
Stimulants
nefazodone nefazodone HClAntidepressant
NeurontingabapentinAntiepileptic Drug
nortriptylinenortriptyline hydrochlorideAntidepressant
olanzapine olanzapineAntipsychotic
olanzapine and fluoxetineolanzapine and fluoxetine HClAntidepressant
oxcarbazepineoxcarbazepineAntiepileptic Drug
paliperidonepaliperidoneAntipsychotic
PamelornortriptylineAntidepressant
paroxetineparoxetineAntidepressant
PaxilparoxetineAntidepressant
Paxil CRparoxetineAntidepressant
Pexevaparoxetine mesylateAntidepressant
PristiqdesvenlafaxineAntidepressant
ProzacfluoxetineAntidepressant
quetiapinequetiapine fumarateAntipsychotic
Remeron mirtazapineAntidepressant
RisperdalrisperidoneAntipsychotic
Risperdal ConstarisperidoneAntipsychotic
risperidonerisperidoneAntipsychotic
Savella milnacipranMigraines/Neuropathic Pain
SeroquelquetiapineAntipsychotic
Seroquel XRquetiapineAntipsychotic
SeroxatparoxetineAntidepressant
sertralinesertraline hydrochlorideAntidepressant
SerzonenefazodoneAntidepressant
SideriltrazodoneAntidepressant
sodium valproatesodium valproateAntiepileptic Drug
Stavzordelayed release valproic acidAntiepileptic Drug
StratteraatomoxetineAntidepressant
Symbyaxolanzapine and fluoxetineAntidepressant
Tegretol carbamazepineAntiepileptic Drug
ThorazinechlorpromazineAntipsychotic
tiagabinetiagabine HClAntiepileptic Drug
TofranilimipramineAntidepressant
Tofranil-PMimipramine pamoateAntidepressant
TopamaxtopiramateAntiepileptic Drug
topiramatetopiramateAntiepileptic Drug
TrazalontrazodoneAntidepressant
trazodonetrazodone HClAntidepressant
TrazoniltrazodoneAntidepressant
TrileptaloxcarbazepineAntiepileptic Drug
valproic acid valproic acidAntiepileptic Drug
venlafaxinevenlafaxine HClAntidepressant
ViibrydvilazodoneAntidepressant
vilazodonevilazodone HClAntidepressant
vortioxetinevortioxetine HBrAntidepressant
Wellbutrin bupropionAntidepressant
Wellbutrin SRbupropionAntidepressant
Wellbutrin XLbupropionAntidepressant
ZeldoxziprasidoneAntipsychotic
ziprasidone ziprasidone HClAntipsychotic
ZoloftsertralineAntidepressant
ZyprexaolanzapineAntipsychotic
Zyprexa Relprevvolanzapine pamoateAntipsychotic
Zyprexa ZydisolanzapineAntipsychotic

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This page has our even bigger a-to-z-to-я-to-ת-to-و‎-to-ん-to-하 list of meds. It’s the same as this one, along with all the trade and generic names we know of used outside of the US in a variety of non-Latin character sets. There are also drugs that aren’t approved by the FDA but are approved in other countries to treat various conditions, including whatever few we may have articles about (reboxetine, e.g.).



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1 You think there's just one generic name? HAH! First of all, a drug's generic name can change before it reaches the market. Then it can have different generic names in different countries, and that's not just variations on spelling and transliteration from the American alphabet God intended everyone to use! Latin alphabet to all those Commie squiggles other character sets. Oh no, there's supposed to be only One True Generic Name, AKA the International Non-proprietary Name (INN). Take Depakote's INN: valproate semisodium. Where do you see that used? Wikipedia, the UK and snarky references on Crazymeds, that's where. Even the spelling variations for different languages can be greater than the difference between Lamictal and Lamisil. Don't believe me? If you're ever in Helsinki and need to get a refill, make sure you bought plenty of vowels before you left. My favorites are for levetiracetam (generic Keppra), where you need to ask for levetirasetaamille, and escitalopram (generic Lexapro), where it's essitalopraami.

2 The term "branded generic" has three meanings:
1) A generic drug produced by a generics manufacturer that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company that makes the branded version. E.g. Greenstone Pharmaceuticals makes gabapentin, and they are owned by Pfizer, who also own Parke-Davis, the makers of Neurontin.
2) A branded generic is also a generic drug given a 'brand' name by the manufacturer (e.g. Teva's Budeprion), but otherwise has the same active ingredient as the original branded version (Wellbutrin).
3) A branded generic is also a generic drug given a 'brand' name by the manufacturer (e.g. Sanofi-Aventis' Aplenzin, which is bupropion hydrobromide) and uses a salt of the active ingredient that is different from the original branded version and other generics (Wellbutrin, Budeprion and all the others are bupropion hydrochloride). The FDA says they're the same thing, and, as usual, the data are contradictory. While most evidence now indicates that the FDA is wrong and the differences can be significant.
Which means while base paroxetine is over 20 times as potent as base fluoxetine, and because of paroxetine's screwy pharmacokinetics and the way the salts are absorbed, it takes only 20mg of Prozac (fluoxetine hydrochloride) to be the equivalent of 10mg of Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride), and I don't know where Pexeva (paroxetine mesylate) falls in that equation.
For our purposes a "branded generic name" refers to the second and third definitions.

3 The generic column will have the active ingredient, which is often a salt or some other form of the free base substance (Usually hydrochloride - abbreviated HCl (such as venlafaxine HCl) - when the generic name is in the brand column. With most antidepressants the active ingredient is a salt of the freebase, with other classes of drugs it is often, but not always, the same thing (lamotrigine, topiramate e.g.). The active ingredient is also used for drugs that have a different salt than the original drug - such as Pexeva, which is paroxetine mesylate, while Paxil is paroxetine HCl, and drugs that come in other forms, usually the long-lasting injections. If you need an explanation of salt, free base, and how they differ, ask teh interwebs or someone who still remembers high school chemistry, as I barely have a handle on it myself.
When you see USP after a generic name, that's not a salt of the freebase, that stands for United States Pharmacopeia. USP is a reference standard for purity and blah, blah, blah. What it really means is the drug has been around for so long that when doctors originally prescribed it they did so using a traditional Rx, i.e. a recipe, and pharmacists mixed it with other ingredients listed in the Rx or from their formulary, and made the pills just for you.

4 As far as we're concerned. We currently group all crazy meds into three broad categories: antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) / anticonvulsants (ACs), antidepressants (ADs), and antipsychotics (APs). These classifications have more to do with chemistry than anything else. E.g. Strattera being classified as an antidepressant even though it is not approved to treat depression, Topamax being primarily prescribed to treat migraines. We save that sort of detail for the full-blown pages on each med.



List of Psychiatric and Neurological Medications by Jerod Poore is copyright © 2010 Jerod Poore

Last modified on Friday, 22 May, 2015 at 15:15:15 by JerodPoorePage Author: Jerod PooreDate created: 29 November 2010

All drug names are the trademarks of someone else. Look on the appropriate PI sheets or ask Google who the owners are. The way pharmaceutical companies buy each other and swap products like Monopoly™ real estate, the ownership of any trademarks may have changed without my noticing.



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