Psychiatric Drug List (CLASSIFICATIONS AND DRUGS ONLY)

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Name the Drug Classifications for Depression (8)

1- MAOIs
2- SNRIs
3- SSRIs
4- TCAs
5- NE/DA-RI
6- SSRI/5-HT Agonist
7- Central α₂ Antagonist (enhances NE effect)
8- Atypical Antipsychotics (Adjunct therapy)

What do these abbreviations for depression medications stand for?

1- MAOIs
2- SNRIs
3- SSRIs
4- TCAs
5- NE/DA-RI
6- SSRI/5-HT Agonist
7- Central α₂ Antagonist (enhances NE effect)
8- Atypical Antipsychotics (Adjunct therapy)

1- Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
2- Serotonin/Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors
3- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
4- Tricyclic Antidepressants
5- Norepinephrine/ Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors
6- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors 5- hydroxy-tryptamine
7- Central α₂ Antagonist (enhances NE effect)
8- Atypical Antipsychotics (Adjunct therapy)

For depression treatment, what drugs are included in the MAOIs class? (3)

Phenelzine (Nardil®)
Tranylcypromine (Parnate®)
Selegiline (EMSAM® patch)

For depression treatment, what drugs are included in the SNRIs class? (3)

1- Duloxetine (Cymbalta®)
2- Venlafaxine (Effexor®, Effexor XR®)
3- Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq®)

For depression treatment, what drugs are included in the SSRIs class? (6)

All of these drugs are Category C for Pregnancy, except * Paroxetine (Paxil®, Paxil CR®)


1- Citalopram (Celexa®)
2- Escitalopram (Lexapro®)
3- Fluoxetine (Prozac®, Prozac Weekly®, Sarafem®)
4- *Paroxetine (Paxil®, Paxil CR®)
5- Sertraline (Zoloft®)
6- Fluvoxamine (Luvox®) (approved for OCD and social phobia)

For depression treatment, name all of the drugs for the TCAs class? Note the two different categories under TCA class(2/4)

What pregnancy category for TCAs?

All of these drugs are Category C


Secondary (Primary effects on NE)
1- Desipramine (Norpramin®)
2- Nortriptyline (Pamelor®)


Tertiary (primary effects on 5HT)
1- Amitriptyline (Elavil®)
2- Clomipramine (Anafranil®) (approved for OCD)
3- Doxepin (Sinequan®)
4- Imipramine (Tofranil®)

For depression treatment, what drugs are included in the NE/DA-RI class? (3)

1- Bupropion Hydrochloride (Wellbutrin®, Wellbutrin SR®, Wellbutrin XL®)

2- Bupropion Hydrochloride (Zyban®) (smoking cessation)

3- Bupropion Hyrobromide (Aplenzin®)

For depression treatment, what drugs are included in the SSRI/5HT Agonists class? (3)

1- Nefazodone (Serzone®)
2- Trazodone (Desyrel®, Oleptro®)
3- Vilazodone (Viibryd®)

For depression treatment, what drugs are included in the Central α₂ Antagonist (enhances NE effect) class? (1)

1- Mirtazepine (Remeron®)

For depression treatment, what drugs are included the Atypical Antipsychotics (Adjunct therapy) class? (2)

1- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
2- Quetiapine (Seroquel®)

Name the Drug Classifications for ANXIETY Disorders? (6)

1- Benzodiazepines
2- SNRIs
3- SSRIs
4- Antihistamine
5- β-blockers
6- Other

For ANXIETY treatment, what drugs are included the Benzodiazepines class? (13)

What Pregnancy Category are Benzodiazepines?

All Benzodiazepines are Pregnancy Category D; can cause cleft palate, digit/limb formation...especially in 1st trimester

1- Lorazepam (Ativan®)
2- Clonazepam (Klonopin®, Klonopin Wafers®)
3- Alprazolam (Xanax®, Xanax XR®, Niravam®)
4- Diazepam (Valium®)
5- Triazolam (Halcion®)
6- Chlordiazepoxide (Librax®)
7- Clorazepate (Tranxene®)
8- Flurazepam (Dalmane®)
9- Temazepam (Restoril®)
10- Quazepam (Doral®)
11- Estazolam (Prosom®)
12- Midazolam (Versed®)
13- Oxazepam (Serax®)

For ANXIETY treatment, what drugs are included the SNRIs class? (2)

1- Duloxetine (Cymbalta®)
2- Venlafaxine (Effexor®, Effexor XR®)

For ANXIETY treatment, what drugs are included the SSRIs class? (5)

1- Citalopram (Celexa®)
2- Escitalopram (Lexapro®)
3- Paroxetine (Paxil®, Paxil CR®)
4- Fluoxetine (Prozac®, Prozac Weekly®, Sarafem®)
5- Sertraline (Zoloft®)

For ANXIETY treatment, what drugs are included the Antihistamine class? (1)

1- Hydroxyzine pamoate (Vistaril®)

For ANXIETY treatment, what drugs are included the β-blockers class? (1)

1- Propanolol (Inderal®)

For ANXIETY treatment, what is the OTHER drug that is not categorized in the above classifications? (1)

1- Buspirone (Buspar®)

Name the Drug Classifications for SCHIZOPHRENIA/PSYCHOSIS Disorders? (2)

1) 1st Generation Antipsychotics (AKA Typical Antipsychotics or Neuroleptics)

2) 2nd Generation Antipsychotics (AKA Atypical)

Name the drugs in 1st Generation Antipsychotics (AKA Typical Antipsychotics or Neuroleptics) class for SCHIZOPHRENIA/PSYCHOSIS Disorders (10)

1- Chlorpromazine (Thorazine®)
2- Thioridazine (Mellaril®)
3- Loxapine (Loxitane®)
4- Molindone (Moban®)
5- Perphenazine (Trilafon®)
6- Trifluoperazine (Stelazine®)
7- Thiothixine (Navane®)
8- Fluphenazine (Prolixin®, Prolixin Decanoate®)
9- Haloperidol (Haldol®)
10- Pimozide (Orap®) (Approved for Tourette's)

Name the drugs in 2nd Generation Antipsychotics (AKA Atypical) class for SCHIZOPHRENIA/PSYCHOSIS Disorders (9)

1- Clozapine (Clozaril®)
2- Risperidone (Risperdal®, Risperdal M-tab®, Risperdal Consta®)
3- Olazapine (Zyprexa®, Zyprexa Zydis®, Zyprexa Relprevv®) (comes IM)
4- Quetiapine (Seroquel®, Seroquel XR®)
5- Ziprasidone (Geodon®) (comes IM)
6- Aripiprazole (Abilify®, Abilify Discmelt®) (Also adjunct for depression, comes IM)
7- Paliperidone (Invega®)
8- Iloperidone (Fanapt®)
9- Asenapine (Saphris®)

Name the Drug Classifications for BIPOLAR Disorders? (2)

1- 2nd Generation Antipsychotics
2- Anticonvulsants
3- Other

Name the drugs in 2nd Generation Antipsychotics class for BIPOLAR Disorders (9)

SAME AS SCHIZO/PSYCHOSIS *


1- Clozapine (Clozaril®)
2- Risperidone (Risperdal®, Risperdal M-tab®, Risperdal Consta®)
3- Olazapine (Zyprexa®, Zyprexa Zydis®, Zyprexa Relprevv®) (comes IM)
4- Quetiapine (Seroquel®, Seroquel XR®)
5- Ziprasidone (Geodon®) (comes IM)
6- Aripiprazole (Abilify®, Abilify Discmelt®) (Also adjunct for depression, comes IM)
7- Paliperidone (Invega®)
8- Iloperidone (Fanapt®)
9- Asenapine (Saphris®)

Name the drugs in Anticonvulsants class for BIPOLAR Disorders? (7)

1- Divalproex (Depakote®, Depakote ER®, Depakote Sprinkles®
2- Valproic Acid (Depakene®, Stavzor®)
3- Valproate sodium (Depacon®)
4- Carbamazepie (Tegretol®, Tegretol XR®, Carbatrol®)
5- Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®)
6- Lamotrigine (Lamictal®, Lamictal CD®, Lamictal ODT®, Lamictal XR®)
7- Topiramate (Topamax®)

For BIPOLAR treatment, what are the OTHER drugs that is not categorized in the above classifications? (2)

1- Lithium Carbonate (Lithobid®, Eskalith®, Eskalith CR®)

2- Lithium Citrate solution

Name the Drug Classifications for SEDATIVES/HYPNOTICS Disorders? (2)

1- Benzodiazepines
2- Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists (AKA Z-Drugs)

Name the drugs in THE Benzodiazepines class for SEDATIVES/HYPNOTICS Disorders? (4)

1- Flurazepam (Dalmane®)
2- Temazepam (Restoril®)
3- Estazolam (Prosom®)
4- Quazepam (Doral®)
5- +others

Name the drugs in THE Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonists (AKA Z-Drugs)class for SEDATIVES/HYPNOTICS Disorders? (3)

1- Zolpidem (Ambien®, Ambien CR®, Edluar®, Zolpimist®)

2- Zaleplon (Sonata®)

3- Eszopiclone (Lunesta®)

What drugs are used to treat Narcolepsy? (6)

1- Modafinil (Provigil®)
2- Armodafinil (Nuvigil®)
3- Sodium Oxybate (Xyrem®) (AKA GHB)
4- Dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine®)
5- Dextroamphetamine/Amphetamine salts (Adderall®)
6- Methylphenidate (Ritalin®)

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