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Medications for mental health issues

The Hillmorton Hospital Pharmacy has produced the following factsheets for medications used for treating mental health issues.

To find information about a medication, browse the list of medications below. You can also use the SEARCH box at the top of this page. The medications are listed by their generic names (non-brand names).

Alpha blockers for PTSD

Amisulpride

Anticholinergics

Antidepressants

Antipsychotics

Antipsychotics and weight gain

Aripiprazole

Atomoxetine

Benzodiazepines and zopiclone

Buprenorphine and naloxone tablets

Bupropion for depression

Buspirone

Carbamazepine

Citalopram

Clozapine

Disulfiram

Donepezil

Escitalopram

Fluoxetine

Lamotrigine

Lithium

MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor) antidepressants

MAOIs and a low tyramine diet

Medications for ADHD in children

Melatonin

Mirtazapine

Moclobemide

Mood stabilisers

Mouth problems with psychiatric medications

Naltrexone

Nicotine replacement therapy while in hospital

Olanzapine long-acting injection

Olanzapine tablets

Paliperidone long-acting injection

Paroxetine

Propranolol

Quetiapine

Risperidone

Risperidone long-acting injection

Sertraline

SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) (citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine and sertraline)

Stopping antidepressants

Therapeutic drug monitoring

Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, clomipramine, dothiepin, imipramine and nortriptyline)

Valproate

Venlafaxine

Ziprasidone

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