Explains what psychiatric drugs are, what to know before taking them, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.
Any individual medication can have two kinds of name:
For example, the antidepressant with the generic name fluoxetine is also known by the trade names Olena, Oxactin, Prozac and Prozep. These are all names for the same medicine, containing the same active ingredient.
Whatever medication you are taking, it is useful to know the generic and trade names for a certain drug. This is because different people might refer to the same drug using different names.
This information was published in March 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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