GENERIC & TRADE NAMES OF MEDICATIONS

By: Ivan K. Goldberg

Listed below are the generic and (USA) trade names of some of the medications most frequently mentioned on this list. Also included at the bottom is a list of the more commonly used abbreviations.


Generic and Trade Names of Medications           Use of Medication
   (Trade Names Are Capitalized)
 
Adapin                  doxepin                 Antidepressant
amantadine              Symmetrel               Side-effect control
amitriptyline           Elavil                  Antidepressant
Antabuse                disulfiram              Blocks alcohol 
                                                metabolism
Anafranil               clomipramine            Antidepressant
Artane                  trihexyphenidyl         Side-effect control
atenolol                Tenormin                Side effect control
Ativan                  Lorazepam               Antianxiety agent
Aventyl                 nortriptyline           Antidepressant
bethanechol             Urecholine              Side-effect control
bupropion               Wellbutrin              Antidepressant
Buspar                  buspirone               Antianxiety agent
buspirone               Buspar                  Antianxiety agent
carbamazepine           Tegretol                Mood stabilizer
Catapres                clonidine               Anti-ADD
                                                Antianxiety agent
Centrax                 prazepam                Antianxiety agent
chlorpromazine          Thorazine               Antipsychotic
chlordiazepoxide        Librium                 Antianxiety agent
Cibalith-S              lithium citrate         Mood stabilizer
clomipramine            Anafranil               Antidepressant/AntiOCD
clonidine               Catapres                Anti-ADD
                                                Antianxiety agent
clonazepam              Klonopin                Antianxiety agent
clorazepate             Tranxene                Antianxiety agent
clozapine               Clozaril                Antipsychotic
Cylert                  Pemoline                Psychostimulant
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
cyproheptadine          Periactin               Side-effect control
Cytomel                 liothyronine            Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
Decadron                dexamethasone           Diagnostic test for 
                                                depression
Depakene                Valproic acid/Valproate Mood stabilizer
Depakote                divalproex              Mood Stabilizer
                        valproate
deprenyl                see selegiline          Antidepressant
desipramine             Norpramin               Antidepressant
Desoxyn                 methamphetamine         Psychostimulant
dexamethasone           Decadron                Diagnostic test for 
                                                depression.
Desyrel                 trazodone               Antidepressant
                                                Hypnotic
Dexedrine               dextroamphetamine       Psychostimulant
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
Dextroamphetamine       Dexedrine               Psychostimulant
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
diazepam                Valium                  Antianxiety agent
disulfiram              Antabuse                Blocks alcohol 
                                                metabolism
divalproex              Depakote                Mood stabilizer
doxepin                 Sinequan                Antidepressant
                        Adapin
Elavil                  amitriptyline           Antidepressant
Effexor                 venlafaxine             Antidepressant
Eskalith                lithium carbonate       Mood stabilizer
fluphenazine            Prolixin                Antipsychotic
ethchlorvynol           Placidyl                Hypnotic
fluoxetine              Prozac                  Antidepressant/Anti-OCD
fluvoxamine             Luvox                   Antidepressant/Anti-OCD
Haldol                  haloperidol             Antipsychotic
haloperidol             Haldol                  Antipsychotic
imipramine              Tofranil                Antidepressant
Inderal                 propranolol             Side-effect control
isocarboxazid           Marplan                 Antidepressant
Klonopin                clonazepam              Antianxiety agent
                                                Mood stabilizer
levothyroxine           Synthroid               Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants / Mood stabilizer
Librium                 chlordiazepoxide        Antianxiety agent
liothyronine            Cytomel                 Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
                                                Mood stabilizer
lithium carbonate       Eskalith                Mood stabilizer
                        Lithane                 Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
                        Lithane
                        Lithonate
                        Lithotabs
lithium citrate         Cibalith-S              Mood stabilizer
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
Lithonate               lithium carbonate       Mood stabilizer
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
Lithotabs               lithium carbonate       Mood stabilizer
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
lorazepam               Ativan                  Antianxiety agent
loxapine                Loxitane                Antipsychotic
Loxitane                loxapine                Antipsychotic
Ludiomil                maprotoline             Antidepressant
Luvox                   fluvoxamine             Antidepressant
maprotoline             Ludiomil                Antidepressant
Marplan                 isocarboxazid           Antidepressant
meprobamate             Miltown                 Antianxiety agent
mesoridazine            Serentil                Antipsychotic
methamphetamine         Desoxyn                 Psychostimulant
Miltown                 meprobamate             Antianxiety agent
Moban                   molindone               Antipsychotic
moclomemide               -                     Antidepressant
molindone               Moban                   Antipsychotic
Nardil                  phenelzine              Antidepressant
Norpramin               desipramine             Antidepressant
nortriptyline           Aventyl                 Antidepressant
                        Pamelor      
Orap                    pimozide                Antipsychotic
oxazepam                Serax                   Antianxiety
Pamelor                 nortriptyline           Antidepressant
Parnate                 tranylcypromine         Antidepressant
paroxetine              Paxil                   Antidepressant
Paxil                   paroxetine              Antidepressant
pemoline                Cylert                  Psychostimulant
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
Periactin               cyproheptadine          Side-effect control
perphenazine            Trilafon                Antipsychotic
phenelzine              Nardil                  Antidepressant
pimozide                Orap                    Antipsychotic
pindolol                Visken                  Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
Placidyl                ethchlorvynol           Hypnotic
prazepam                Centrax                 Antianxiety
Prolixin                fluphenazine            Antipsychotic
propranolol             Inderal                 Side-effect control
protriptyline           Vivactil                Antidepressant
Prozac                  fluoxetine              Antidepressant
Ritalin                 methylphenidate         Psychostimulant
                                                Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
selegiline              Eldepryl                Antidepressant
Serax                   oxazepam                Antianxiety
sertraline              Zoloft                  Antidepressant
 
Symmetrel               amantadine              Side-effect control
Stelazine               trifluoperazine         Antipsychotic
Surmontil               trimipramine            Antidepressant
Synthroid               levothyroxine           Potentiates antidepres-
                                                sants
                                                Mood stabilizer
Tegretol                carbamazepine           Mood stabilizer
temazepam               Restoril                Hypnotic
Tenormin                atenolol                Side-effect control
thioridazine            Mellaril                Antipsychotic
Thorazine               chlorpromazine          Antipsychotic
Tofranil                imipramine              Antidepressant
Tranxene                clorazepate             Antianxiety agent
tranylcypromine         Parnate                 Antidepressant
trazodone               Desyrel                 Antidepressant
                                                Hypnotic
triazolam               Halcion                 Hypnotic
trihexyphenidyl         Artane                  Side-effect control
Trilafon                perphenazine            Antipsychotic
trimipramine            Surmontil               Antidepressant
Urecholine              bethanechol             Side-effect control
Valium                  diazepam                Antianxiety agent
valproic acid           Depakene                Mood stabilizer
Valproate               Depakote/Depakene       Mood stabilizer
venlafaxine             Effexor                 Antidepressant
Vivactil                protriptyline           Antidepressant
Wellbutrin              bupropion               Antidepressant
Zoloft                  sertraline              Antidepressant

                       Abbreviations
 
        bid     Twice a day
        BP      Bipolar
        BPD     Borderline personality disorder
        CPZ     Chlorpromazine (Thorazine
        DMI     Desipramine (Norpramin)
        hs      At bed time
        IMI     Imipramine (Tofranil)
        IV      Intra venous
        MAOI    Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor
        od      Once a day
        PBO     Placebo
        po      By mouth
        SSRI    Selective serotonin reuptake blocker
        q4h     Every 4-hours
        qd      Once a day
        qid     Four times a day
        TCA     Tricyclic antidepressant
        tid     Three times a day
        UP      Unipolar

PLEASE take a moment and email Ivan K. Goldberg any additions and corrections; he would be especially interested in learning the trade names of these drugs outside of the USA.
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Jul 2016
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