Prescription Drug Information

 

 

 

 

 

BE INFORMED

The worldwide use of psychiatric medication has exploded. Today the shy, anxious, hyperactive and chronically unhappy can seek relief from pills. In 2001 there were 3.1 billion drugs issued with 71% of doctor’s visits ending in a prescription. 40% of incoming college undergraduates use psychotropic, mind-altering drugs and 90% of the 8.5 tons produced yearly of methylphenidate (Ritalin) is consumed in the United States – the vast majority by children. The United States is the most medicated nation in the world, but countries worldwide are also consuming pills at an equally alarming rate.  As a result, both mental and physical health is declining.

Adverse drug reactions are the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and kill more people every year than traffic accidents.  In many cases, these reactions could have been prevented.  Many medications cannot be combined without serious symptoms, and even over-the-counter items, herbal supplements or some foods can interact with pills. All prescription drugs have side effects. Before taking any medication it is critical to have the knowledge to make informed decisions.

Psychiatric medications are prevalent, yet many people do not understand what they are consuming, not only in the mechanism of action, but also in how they affect their body and brain. Every classification acts on the central nervous system where they alter brain function and other body systems, resulting in changes in perception, mood, consciousness, cognitive function and behavior. Behavioral medications can change the way we think, act, and relate to life.  Everyone needs to take pills with knowledge. It is only in this way that we can protect ourselves and loved ones.

Drugs are classified according to their actions on the mind and body or by the symptoms they are attempting to address. There are six main classifications of psychiatric medications:

Antidepressants: (MAOIs, NaSSAs, NDRIs, NRIs, SARIs, SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, TeCAs, NaSSAs)

Omega-3 brain healthAntidepressants are the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States, and the number of Americans taking antidepressants has doubled in a year. Yet the majority of people were not being treated for depression. Half were taking them for back pain, nerve pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties, IBS and other issues. More...



Anxiety Medications: (Anxiolytics, Benzodiazepines), Antihistamines, Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids, and Prescription Sleeping Pills(Sedatives)

Omega-3 brain healthThe use of sleeping pills, benzodiazepines and antihistamines have soared, but each class contain warnings for extended use (longer than 7-14 days). Even over-the-counter medication can cause cognitive impairment, delirium and excessive daytime sedation, a particular concern for the elderly. More...

Antipsychotics:

Omega-3 brain healthOriginally prescribed for schizophrenia and psychosis, but recently they have been prescribed for insomnia as well as an adjunct with Antidepressant therapy at an alarming rate. 28% of seniors in retirement homes are taking antipsychotics, despite the FDA warning of increased death risk. Children and adolescents antipsychotic use has increased 5-fold, yet warnings exist for obesity and type-2 diabetes. More...

Mood Stabilizers: (Anticonvulsants)

Omega-3 brain healthMood Stabilizers are prescribed for bipolar, a diagnosis that has increased 40-fold between 1994-2003 for children and adolescents, and a study published in the July issue of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that only half the diagnoses were accurate. More...

Painkillers: (Depressants, Opiates)

Omega-3 brain healthIn 2009, Hydrocodone was the number one prescribed medication in the United States - an amount that equals one prescription for every other person. They are also the most abused class of medications. More...

Stimulants: (Amphetamine, Methamphetamine)

Omega-3 brain healthWidley prescribed for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD, Narolepsy, Appetite suppressant, Autism and other Social disorders. In 2009 the FDA and the National Institute of Mental Health funded a study on stimulant medications that determined children and teens are at increased risk for sudden cardiac death. More...

*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice. More...

*Because these drugs can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to quit any medication should be discussed with your doctor and with their consent and support .More...

 

 

 

Side Effects / Withdrawal Information by Drug Name

    A
    Adapin Adderall Adeprim
    Agedal Alodorm Alepam
    Aldosomnil Alpidem Alprazolam
    Ambien Amineptine Amphetamine
    Amitriptyline Amitriptylinoxide Amoxapine
    Anafranil Anxiron Aponal
    Aropax Asendin Ativan
    Atomoxetine Avanza Aventyl
    B
    Benmoxin Bespar Bolvidon
    Bromam Bromazepam Bupropion
    Buspar Buspimen Buspinol
    Buspirone Buspisal Butriptyline

    1. C
    2. Calmday Celexa Centrax
      Centroton Chlordiazepoxide Clobazam
      Clomipramine Clonazepam Clorazepate
      Cloxazolam Cipralex Cipramil
      Cinolazepam Citalopram Citox
      Coaxil Compendium Concerta
      Creosedin Cylert Cymbalta
    D
    Dalcipran Dalmadorm Dalmane
    Dapoxetine Davedax Daytrana
    Demexiptiline Deptran Desipramine
    Desyrel Desoxyn Desvenlafaxine
    Dexedrine Dimetacrine Dexmethylphenidate
    Diazepam Dibenzepin Difemetorex
    Doral Dormicum Dormonoct
    Doxepin Dosulepin Duloxetine

E

Edronax Effexor Elavil
Emovit Enact Escitalopram
Esertia Estazolam Eszopiclone
Etrafon Euhypnos  
F
Fecamfamine Fevarin Fluctan
Fluoxetine Flunitrazepam Flurazepam
Fluvoxamine Focalin Fontex
Frisium Frontal  

G

Gamanil Gerodorm  
H
Halazepam Halcion Havlane
Hypnovel    
I
Imipramine Imipraminoxide Imovane
Iproclozide Iproniazid Isocarboxazid
K
Kalma Klonopin  
L
Leftamine Lexapro Lexaprin
Lexomil Lexotan Lexotanil
Librium Lisdexamfetamine Lofepramine
Lorabenz Loramet Loprazolam
Lorazepam Lormetazepam Ludiomil
Lunesta Lustral Luvox
M
Maneon Maprotiline Mazindol
Mebanazine Meprobamate Meprospan
Metadate Metapramine Methamphetamine
Methyphenidate Melitracen Mianserin
Midazolam Milnacipran Mirtabene
Mirtaz Mirtazapine Mirtazon
Moclobemide Mogadon  
N
Nialamide Nitrazepam Nordazepam
Nortriptyline Nitroxazepine Norebox
Norpramin Normison Norval
Noxibel Noxiptiline  
     
O
Octamoxin Oxazepam  
P
Pamelor Paroxetine Paxil
Paxipam Pemoline Pertofrane
Pertofraneis Phenelzine Prazepam
Pristiq Propizepine Pipofezine
Pipradrol Prolift Prolintane
Promotil Promyrtil Pronoctan
ProSom Prothiaden Protriptyline
Prozac Pyrovalerone  
Q
Quazepam Quinupramine  
R
Ramelteon Reboxetine Remergil
Remergon Remeron Restoril
Rexer Ritalin Rivotril
Rohypnol Rozerem  
S
Safrazine Selegiline Serafem
Serax Seromex Seronil
Seropram Seroxat Sertraline
Setiptiline Sobril Silenor
Sinequan Sinquan Sintamil
Sipralexa Solvex Sonata
Sonin Stablon Stesolid
Strattera Surmontil  
T
Tafil Temazepam Temesta
Thombran Tofranil Tianeptine
Tranylcpromine Tranxene Trazodone
Trialodine Triavil Triazolam
Trimipramine Trittico Tryptizol
   
V
Valaxona Valium Venlafaxine
Vestra Versed Viloxazine
Vivactil Vival Vyvanse
Viibryd Vilazodone  
W
Wellbutrin
X
Xanax Xanor Xeristar
Y
Yentreve
Z
Zalepn Zispin Zoloft
Zolpidem Zopliclone Zyban