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Psychiatric medication

Explains what psychiatric drugs are, what to know before taking them, and information on side effects and coming off medication.

Psychiatric medication A to Z

The list below contains the names of the psychiatric drugs currently licensed for use in the UK. The drugs in the list have links to more information.

Some individual drugs may appear in the list more than once, under several different names. See our page about drug names for more information.

If the drug you are looking for is not listed here, it may not be available in the UK.

We also have general information about the four main types of psychiatric medication:

A

B

C

D

E

F

H

L

M

N

O

P

R

S

T

V

W

X

Z

This information was published in March 2021. We will revise it in 2024.

References are available on request. If you would like to reproduce any of this information, see our page on permissions and licensing.

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