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Medication List

FERC MEDICATION DISCLAIMER

FERC does not provide medical advice or recommend any particular drug, herb, or supplement. Resources listed below are for educational purposes only and are intended to provide basic information about medications. However, this is not a complete source for all medications that are available and should not be used as a guide for making medical decisions.

  • If someone close to you is prescribed medication, make sure your support them to:
  • Tell the doctor about all medications and vitamin supplements they are already taking.
  • Remind their doctor of any allergies or other past problems with medicines.
  • Learn about side effects and report this and lack of response to their doctor
  • Understand how to take the medicine before they start using
  • Recognize that it might take to time to find the right medication and the right dose
  • Be mindful of refill information and develop a plan if medication get lost or runs out
  • Not take medicines prescribed for another person or give their medication to someone else
  • Call their doctor right away if they have problems with the medicine or it is doing more harm than good.
  • Report serious side effects to their doctor and the FDA MedWatch Adverse Event

Program online at www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch or call 1-800-332-1088.

For some, medication can play a large role in treating and supporting their mental health care. Sometimes treatment might also include therapy in addition to medication. Choosing the right treatment plan should be based on a person’s individual needs, medical situation, and under a mental health professional’s care. Information about medication changes frequently, and some groups like children and adolescents, older adults, and women who are pregnant or may become pregnant have special needs to be considered. Check out the FDA website for latest warnings, guidelines, or approved medications and consult a mental health professional.

Brand Name Generic Name Generally Used For Side Effects
Abilify aripiprazole Depression, bi-polar & schizophrenia Headache, anxiety, insomnia, nausea & constipation
Adderall amphetamine Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) Insomnia, headache, dizziness nausea & stomach cramps, can be habit-forming
Ativan lorazepam Anxiety disorders Insomnia, drowsiness, blurred vision, nausea & skin rash, if used with certain medications can cause serious or life-threatening breathing problems, sedation or coma
Buspar buspirone Anxiety disorders GAD drowsiness, fatigue, dry mouth, an increase in dreams, rare – allergic reaction
Celexa citalopram Depression, eating disorders, alcoholism, panic disorders, social phobia, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, stomach pain, heartburn, decreased appetite, weight loss, drowsiness, dry mouth, change in sex drive or ability, heavy menstrual periods, suicidal thoughts for children and young adults up to 24
Clozaril clozapine Schizophrenia Weight gain, constipation, drooling, muscle stiffness & sedation
Cymbaltac duloxetine Depression Blurred vision, appetite change headache, nausea & change in sex drive
Depakote divalproex Bi-polar disorder Diarrhea, constipation, weight loss or gain, bladder control, headache & hair loss or gain
Effexor venlafaxine Depression, anxiety & panic disorder Sweating, constipation, loss of appetite, nausea & weight loss
Geodon ziprasidone Schizophrenia & bi-polar disorder Constipation, drowsiness, headache, vomiting & upset stomach
Haldol haloperidol Schizophrenia Dry mouth, constipation, weight gain, & changes in menstrual cycle, increase in death during treatment for older adults with dementia
Klonipin clonazepam Panic disorder Headache, dizziness, constipation or diarrhea, insomnia, & increased saliva in mouth, if used with certain medications can cause serious or life-threatening breathing problems, sedation or coma
Lamictal lamotrigine Bi-polar disorder Insomnia, headache, tremors, vomiting & constipation or diarrhea, serious rashes
Lexapro escitalopram Depression, GAD Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, changes in sex drive, drowsiness, increased sweating, dizziness, dry mouth, increase appetite, flu-like symptoms, suicidal thoughts for children and young adults up to 24
Lithane lithium carbonate Bi-polar disorder Thirst, increased urination, muscle twitches & skin rash
Paxil paroxetine OCD, panic attacks & (PTSD) Change in appetite and weight, head-ache, sweating, tremors, muscle pain, constipation or diarrhea & drowsiness, suicidal thoughts for children and young adults up to 24
Prozac fluoxetine Depression, OCD & panic attacks Dry mouth, blurred vision, change in sex drive, flushing, headache, sweating, nausea & increased or decreased appetite, suicidal thoughts for children and young adults up to 24
Risperdal risperidone Bi-polar & some symptoms of autism Decreased sexual ability, constipation, insomnia, weight gain, vomiting, increase or decrease in saliva & drowsiness or dizziness
Ritalin methylphenidate (ADHD) Nervousness, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, dry mouth, stomach pain, diarrhea, and can be habit-forming
Seroquel quetiapine Schizophrenia & bi-polar disorder Change in sex drive or performance, upset stomach, weight gain, constipation, dizziness or drowsiness, & dry mouth
Thorazine chlorpromazine Schizophrenia & bi-polar disorder Dizziness, unusual or slowed movements of any part of body, agitation, insomnia, weight gain, change in sex drive, dry mouth, increase in death during treatment for older adults with dementia
Wellbutrin bupropion Depression Constipation, change in sex drive, headache, loss of appetite, tremors, weight loss & nausea
Xanax alprazolam Anxiety and panic disorders Changes in sex drive & changes in appetite, if used with certain medications can cause serious or life-threatening breathing problems, sedation or coma
Zoloft sertraline Depression Change in sex drive, sweating, nausea, tremors, diarrhea & change in appetite, suicidal thoughts for children and young adults up to 24
Zyprexa olanzapine Schizophrenia & bi-polar disorder Drowsiness, weight gain, constipation, lower blood pressure & change in sexual desire