PTSD
info
Brand
Name
Generic
Name
Type
Use
Adapin
Doxepin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin disorders, itching, panic disorders, peptic
ulcer disease, postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD, sleep disorders, to stop the
cravings of smoking, swelling, to decrease nightly urination.
Alzapam
Lorazapam
Anti-anxiety agent (mild tranquilizer) for relief of anxiety, agitation and
irritability, to relieve insomnia, to calm people with mania / schizophrenia and
intravenously as a sedative and for nervous tension or to relieve anxiety prior
to surgery. It has less effect on the liver than other benzodiazepines, making
it better suited if you are taking birth control pills, anti-abuse drugs,
propranolol, ulcer medications, or any other drug that affects the liver.
Anafranil
Clomiprimine
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Used mainly for OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Also used to relieve
symptoms of arm burning, endogenous depression, hair pulling syndromes,
nail biting, panic attacks, phobias, PMS, narcolepsy, and to relieve the pain of
arthritis, cancer, diabetic disease, herpes lesions, migraines, tension
headaches, or tic douloureux. It may decrease repetitive symptoms autisim.
Aponal
Doxepin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin disorders, itching, panic disorders, peptic
ulcer disease, postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD, sleep disorders, to stop the
cravings of smoking, swelling, to decrease nightly urination.
Atarax
Hydroxyzine
Antihistamine
Antihistamine to relieve symptoms of common anxiety and tension and, in
combined with other meds, to treat anxiety re physical illness. Also relieves
itching from allergies. Can used as a sedative before and after general
anesthesia.
Ativan
Lorazapam
Benzo-
diazepine
Anti-anxiety agent (mild tranquilizer) for anxiety, agitation and irritability, to
relieve insomnia, to calm mania/schizophrenia. Also intravenously as a
sedative, for nervous tension, or anxiety prior to surgery. It effects the liver
les than other benzodiazepines, making it better suited if you take birth
control pills, anti-abuse drugs, propranolol, ulcer medications, or any drug
that affects the liver.
Aventyl
Nortriptyline
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Relief of symptoms of depression.  Sometimes also used to treat chronic
hives, premenstrual depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) in children, and bedwetting.
BuSpar
Busipirone
Azapirone
Anti-anxiety. Not related to benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or other
sedative/anxiolytic drugs. It is a psychotropic drug with anxiolytic properties
which belongs to the class of compounds known as azaspirodecanediones.
Celexa
Citalopram
SSRI
For major depressive disorder. Not for use in patients with bipolar (manic
depressive) disorder as it can exacerbate mania or cause a rapid
depressive-manic swing. Also used for obsessive-compulsive disorder
(OCD), though not FDA approved for this diagnosis.
Dalmane
Flurazepam
Benzo-
diazepine
For insomnia, defined as difficulty falling asleep, waking up frequently at
night, or waking up early in the morning. It can be used by people whose
insomnia keeps coming back and in those who have poor sleeping habits.
Effexor
Venlafaxine
Other
For continuing depression that interferes with daily functioning. Symptoms
include changes in appetite, sleep habits, and mind/body coordination;
decreased sex drive, increased fatigue, feelings of guilt or worthlessness,
difficulty concentrating, slowed thinking, suicidal thoughts. Effexor XR is also
to relieve abnormal anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder = GAD). GAD is
persistent anxiety for at least 6 months, with at least 3 of: restlessness,
fatigue, poor concentration, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbances.
Elavil
Amitriptyline
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression. Sometimes prescribed to treat bulimia (an eating disorder), to
control chronic pain, to prevent migraine headaches, and to treat a
pathological weeping/laughing syndrome associated with multiple sclerosis.
Endep
Amitriptyline
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression. Sometimes prescribed to treat bulimia (an eating disorder), to
control chronic pain, to prevent migraine headaches, and to treat a
pathological weeping/aughing syndrome associated with multiple sclerosis.
Halcion
Triazolam
Benzo-
diazepine
Sleeping pill, used to induce sleep and cause relaxation. Affects chemicals in
the brain that may become unbalanced and cause insomnia or anxiety.
Janimine
Imipramine
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression. Affects chemicals in the brain.
Klonopin
Clonazepam
Benzo-
diazepine
Anti-convulsant, sedative. Used to treat seizures and panic disorder.
Lexapro
Escitalopram
SSRI
Anxiety, major depression.
Librium
Chlor-
diazepoxide
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety, nervousness, and tension associated with anxiety disorders. To
reduce symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal.
Loraz
Lorazapam
Benzo-
diazepine
Anti-anxiety agent (mild tranquilizer) for relief of anxiety, agitation and
irritability, to relieve insomnia, to calm people with mania / schizophrenia and
intravenously as a sedative and for nervous tension or to relieve anxiety prior
to surgery. It has less effect on the liver than other benzodiazepines, making
it better suited if you are taking birth control pills, anti-abuse drugs,
propranolol, ulcer medications, or any other drug that affects the liver.
Ludiomil
Maprotiline
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Used to relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness,
worthlessness, or guilt; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in
appetite; tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; thoughts of death or
suicide.
Luvox
Fluvoxamine
SSRI
Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Marplan
Isocarboxazid
MAOI
Atypical depression. Treating short-term (up to 6 weeks) depression in
patients who do not respond to other medications. Severe dietary
restrictions.
Nardil
Phenelzine
MAOI
Atypical depression. Severe dietary restrictions. Treating depression in
patients who do not respond well to other medicines.
Norpramin
Desipramine
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression. Exactly how it works is not fully understood. It is thought to
increase the activity of certain chemicals in the brain (norepinephrine,
serotonin), which help elevate mood.
Pamelor
Nortriptyline
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Relief of symptoms of depression. Also used to treat chronic hives,
premenstrual depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in
children, and bedwetting.
Parnate
Tranyl-
cypromine
MAOI
Atypical depression. Patients who are started on Parnate should be watched
closely for worsening of symptoms, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or
unusual behavior changes
Paxil
Paroxetine
SSRI
Treating depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized and
social anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and panic disorders
with or without the fear of being in open or public places.
Prozac
Fluoxetine
SSRI
To treat major depression that interferes with daily functioning. Symptoms
include changes in appetite, sleep habits, mind/body coordination; decreased
sex drive; increased fatigue; feelings of guilt or worthlessness; difficulty
concentrating; slowed thinking; suicidal thoughts. Also to treat
obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bulimia, other eating disorders, and
obesity. Also to treat panic disorder, including panic with agoraphobia.
Remeron
Mirtazapine
Other
To relieve symptoms of depression such as feelings of sadness, guilt, or
worthlessness; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite;
tiredness; sleeping too much; insomnia; thoughts of death or suicide.
Restoril
Temazepam
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety. It depresses the central nervous system (brain), causing
drowsiness to aid in falling asleep.
Risperdal
Risperidone
Booster with
other med.
Booster. Risperidone is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing
the effects of chemicals in the brain. Used to treat schizophrenia and
symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic depression). Also used in autistic
children to treat symptoms of irritability. Not for use with dementia.
Rivotril
Clonazepam
Benzo-
diazepine
Anti-convulsant, sedative. Slows down the nervous system
Serax
Oxazepam
Benzo-
diazepine
Treating anxiety. It may also be used to treat alcohol withdrawal and other
conditions as determined by your doctor. It works by affecting the brain to
reduce nervous tension.
Seroquel
Quetiapine
Booster with
other med.
Booster. Anti-psychotic. to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions,
including hallucinations, delusions, and confusion.
Sinequan
Doxepin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin disorders, itching, panic disorders, peptic
ulcer disease, postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD, sleep disorders, to stop the
cravings of smoking, swelling, to decrease nightly urination.
Sinquan
Doxepin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin disorders, itching, panic disorders, peptic
ulcer disease, postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD, sleep disorders, to stop the
cravings of smoking, swelling, to decrease nightly urination.
Surmontil
Trimipramine
maleate
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Treating Depression
Tofranil
Imipramine
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Treating depression. It is also used in some children to help reduce
bedwetting.
Tranxene
Chlorazepate
Benzo-
diazepine
Treating nervousness or anxiety, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal.
Triadapin
Doxepin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin disorders, itching, panic disorders, peptic
ulcer disease, postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD, sleep disorders, to stop the
cravings of smoking, swelling, to decrease nightly urination.
Valium
Diazepam
Benzo-
diazepine
Management of anxiety disorders. It may also be used to treat agitation,
shakiness, and hallucinations during alcohol withdrawal and to relieve
certain types of muscle pain
Vistaril
Hydroxyzine
Antihistamine
To relieve symptoms of common anxiety / tension and, combined with other
meds, to treat anxiety from physical illness. Relieves itching from allergic
reactions. Can be a sedative before/after general anesthesia. Antihistamines
reduce itching/swelling and dry up secretions from nose, eyes, throat.
Vivactil
Proriptylin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression
Wellbutrin
Bupropion
Other
Depression
Xanax
Alprazolam
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety and panic disorder.
Zepin
Doxepin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin disorders, itching, panic disorders, peptic
ulcer disease, postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD, sleep disorders, to stop the
cravings of smoking, swelling, to decrease nightly urination.
Zoloft
Sertraline
SSRI
Depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety
disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual
dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Zonalon
Doxepin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin disorders, itching, panic disorders, peptic
ulcer disease, postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD, sleep disorders, to stop the
cravings of smoking, swelling, to decrease nightly urination.
Zyprexa
Olanzapine
Booster with
other meds
Booster. To treat psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, bipolar
disorder, and agitation that occurs with schizophrenia and bipolar mania.
This medicine should NOT be used to treat behavioral problems in older adult
patients who have dementia.
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