Prescription Drug Information







The worldwide use of medications has exploded including the use of psychoactive medication. Insomnia, anxiety, depression, IBS, surgical fear, thyroid or hormonal issues, and countless other medical issues result in a psychiatric medication.

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics indicates 1 in 13 (7.5%) of US children are taking a psychiatric drug.  1 in 5 adults take a psychoactive drug and its becoming common for 4-5 psychiatric medications to be consumed simultaneously. 75% of doctor’s visits end in a prescription. The United States is the most medicated nation in the world, but worldwide pills are consumed 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 with your doctor.

Psychiatric medications are ingested regularly yet many patients do not understand what they are consuming, not only in the pill’s mechanism of action, but also in how they affect the body and brain. Every psychiatric 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. 

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





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

Antidepressants 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: ( Benzodiazepines, Anxiolytics), and 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...


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

    Adapin Adderall Adeprim
    Agedal Alodorm Alepam
    Aldosomnil Alpidem Alprazolam
    Ambien Amineptine Amphetamine
    Amitriptyline Amitriptylinoxide Amoxapine
    Anafranil Anxiron Aponal
    Aropax Asendin Ativan
    Atomoxetine Avanza Aventyl
    Benmoxin Belsomra Bespar
    Bolvidon Bromam Bromazepam
    Bupropion Buspar Buspimen
    Buspinol Buspirone Buspisal
    1. Butriptyline  
    2. C
    3. Calmday Celexa Centrax
      Centroton Chantix Chlordiazepoxide
      Clobazam Clomipramine Clonazepam
      Clorazepate Cloxazolam Cipralex
      Cipramil Cinolazepam Citalopram
      Citox Coaxil Compendium
      Concerta Creosedin Cylert
    Dalcipran Dalmadorm Dalmane
    Dapoxetine Davedax Daytrana
    Demexiptiline Deptran Desipramine
    Desyrel Desoxyn Desvenlafaxine
    Dexedrine Dimetacrine Dexmethylphenidate
    Diazepam Dibenzepin Difemetorex
    Doral Dormicum Dormonoct
    Doxepin Dosulepin Duloxetine


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


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