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Information About Psychtropic Drugs

What are psychotropic drugs?
WHAT IS A GENERIC DRUG: A copy of a brand name drug whose patent has expired.
WHAT IS A BRAND NAME DRUG: A drug that has a legally protected name (trademark).

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Abilify
Adderall
Ambien
Anafranil
Asendin
Ativan
Aventyl
Buspar
Celexa
Clozaril
Concerta
Cylert
Cymbalta
Dalmane
Depakene
Depakote
Desyrel
Dexedrine
Elavil
Eskalith
Focalin
Gabitril
Geodon
Halcion
Haldol
Intuniv
Keppra
Klonopin
Lamictal
Lexapro
Librium
Lithium
Lithobid
Loxitane
Luvox
Marplan
Mellaril
Moban
Nardil
Navane
Neurontin
Norpramin
Orap
Pamelor
Parnate
Paxil
Pertofrane
Prolixin
Prozac
Remeron
Restoril
Risperdal
Ritalin
Sarafem
Serax
Serentil
Seroquel
Serzone
Sinequan
Stelazine
Strattera
Tegretol
Thorazine
Tofranil
Topamax
Trazodone
Trifluoperazine

Trilafon
Trileptal
Valium
Vivactil
Vyvanse
Wellbutrin
Xanax
Zoloft
Zyban
Zyprexa

PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS are chemical substances prescribed with the intent to treat psychiatric disorders. Such drugs cross the blood-brain barrier and act primarily upon the central nervous system where they affect normal brain function, resulting in abnormal changes in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior. With use, psychotropic drugs usually become addictive. Mental or physical side effects develop during the use of psychotropic drugs and must be listed as warnings on the the packaging of a drug. Such side effects, or other withdrawal symptoms, when a user tries to discontinue the use of a psychotropic drug, increase the user's dependency on the drug. To safely break the addiction to a psychotropic drug or discontinue it under medical supervision, click here. If you or a family member is being compelled to take a psychotropic drug and want to know your rights, click here.

TYPES OF PSYCHOTROPIC DRUGS

 

ANTIPSYCHOTICS

Typical antipsychotics (sometimes referred to as first generation antipsychotics) are the older medications used to treat psychotic symptoms. They were not called "typical" until the newer generation of these drugs, which were called atypical antipsychotics. Warnings and adverse effects include blindness, blood sugar abnormalities, diabetes, death from liver failure, heart failure, hostility, manic reaction, involuntary movements, tremors, and suicidal thoughts.


ANTIDEPRESSANTS

These are stimulants—drugs that increase the activity of some vital process, organ, or system, especially the nervous system. These drugs are also called central nervous system stimulant. Adverse effects include anxiety, delusions, hallucinations, heart attacks, hostility, insomnia, panic attacks, paranoia, seizures, suicidal thoughts or behavior, and violent behavior.


NON-STIMULANT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY
DISORDER MEDICATIONS

These are the older antidepressants, which are called tricyclic antidepressants. Side effects suicidal ideation, heart palpitation, sudden death vomiting, seizures, inability to sleep.


ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER MEDICATIONS

These are stimulants. Warnings and adverse effects include aggression, depression, dizziness, hallucinations, heart palpitations, insomnia, involuntary tics and twitching, moodiness, suppression of growth, psychosis, serious cardiovascular side effects and sudden death from heart attacks and strokes in those with heart problems or defects.


ANTI-DEMENTIA MEDICATIONS AND COGNITION ENHANCERS

Psychiatric medications with adverse effects such as, dizziness, nervousness, depression, confusion, changes in behavior, seizures, abnormal breathing and abnormal dreams.


ANTICONVULSANTS AND ALPHA-2 AGONISTS

These are drugs that cause the heart rate to increase and the pupils dilate, energy will be mobilized, and blood flow diverted from other non-essential organs to skeletal muscle. Anticonvulsants can cause an abnormal blood count, especially if used for a a longer period of time. Liver function also may be affected. Other side effects include being dizziness, being sleepy during the day, unsteady and experiencing poor balance. being confused, feeling nervous and headaches.

ANTI-ANXIETY MEDICATIONS (MOOD STABILIZERS)

These are drugs, such as a barbiturates, benzodiazepines, anti-depressants and beta-blockersor anti-anxiety agent, that depresses the activity of the central nervous system and is used to relieve anxiety and induce sleep. Some are known as minor tranquilizers and are classed as sedatives-hypnotics. There is a high potential for addiction, abuse and dangerous interaction with other drugs. Warnings and adverse effects include Aggressive behavior, anxiety, coma, depression, disorientation, epileptic seizures, hallucinations, hostility, irritability, liver problems, psychosis, and rage.

 

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