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Drugs: an alphabetical list

List of all psychiatric drugs currently available in the UK, with links to the relevant Mind information.

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The links below will take you to general information about each type of drug as well as detailed information about each individual drug. It is important to read all of the general information to fully understand what the drug is used for, and what you can expect to happen if you take it.

Some drugs are known by several different names depending on the manufacturer. Trade names are given capital letters and generic names are not.

Abilify - aripiprazole               

Atypical antipsychotic see antipsychotics

agomelatine

Antidepressant see antidepressants

Allegron - nortriptyline

Tricyclic see antidepressants

alprazolam

Benzodiazepine see sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

Alventa XL - venlafaxine

modified release SNRI see antidepressants

amisulpride

Atypical antipsychotic see antipsychotics

amitriptyline HCl

Tricyclic see antidepressants

Anafranil - clomipramine

Tricyclic see antidepressants

Anquil - benperidol

Antipsychotic see antipsychotics

aripiprazole

Atypical antipsychotic see antipsychotics

Arpicolin - procyclidine

Anti-Parkinson's drug see antipsychotics

Asenapine

Antipsychotic, for severe manic episodes in bipolar disorder antipsychotics

benperidol

Antipsychotic see antipsychotics

Benquil - benperidol

Antipsychotic see antipsychotics

benzatropine mesilate

Anti-Parkinson's drug see antipsychotics

benzhexol HCl - trihexyphenidyl

Anti-Parkinson's drug see antipsychotics

benzatropine mesylate -
benzatropine mesilate

Anti-Parkinson's drug see antipsychotics

Biorphen - orphenadrine

Anti-Parkinson's drug see antipsychotics

Bonilux XL - venlafaxine

modified release SNRI see antidepressants

Broflex - trihexyphenidyl

Anti-Parkinson's drug see antipsychotics

Buspar - buspirone

See sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

buspirone HCl

See sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

Camcolit - lithium

Lithium see lithium and other mood stabilisers

Carbagen - carbamazepine

See lithium and other mood stabilisers

carbamazepine

See lithium and other mood stabilisers

chloral hydrate

See sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

chlordiazepoxide

Benzodiazepine see sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

chlorpromazine

Antipsychotic see antipsychotics

Cipralex - escitalopram

SSRI see antidepressants

Cipramil - citalopram

SSRI see antidepressants

Circadin - melatonin

natural hormone, used for sleep. See sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

citalopram

SSRI see antidepressants

clomethiazole

See sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

clomipramine

Tricyclic see antidepressants

clobazam

Benzodiazepine see sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

Clopixol Acuphase - zuclopenthixol acetate

Antipsychotic see antipsychotics

Clopixol - zuclopenthixol diHCl

Antipsychotic see antipsychotics

clorazepate

Benzodiazepine see sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers

clozapine

Atypical antipsychotic see antipsychotics

Cymbalta - duloxetine

SNRI Antidepressant.  See antidepressants

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