Examples of Antidepressants
Post by nattttAntidepressants are drugs that are used to treat the symptoms of depression and anxiety. They are also used in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorders, and bulimia (anti-suppressant).
Posted on 2011-01-10 12:49:25
The body produces chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters, among them are serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine. When the body produces low levels of these chemicals, a chemical imbalance occurs in the brain. Antidepressants alter the level and flow of neurotransmitters across the neural synapses, reducing the symptoms of depression.
Examples of antidepressants by Drug Types:
Drug name >>> brand / trade names.
Please note name of drugs may differ by country
* Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors - SSRI
o Citalopram >> Celexa, Cipramil
o Escitalopram oxalate >> Lexapro, Cipralex
o Fluoxetine >> Prozac, Sarafem
o Fluvoxamine >> Faverin, Luvox
o Paroxetine >> Paxil, Seroxat, Paxil CR
o Sertraline >> Lustral, Zoloft
* Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors - SNRI
o Venlafaxine >> Efexor, Effexor
o Desvenlafaxine >> PRISTIQ®
o Duloxetine >> Cymbalta®
* Tricyclic Antidepressants - TCA’s
o Amitriptyline >> Tryptizol, Elavil
o Amoxapine >> Asendis, Asendin
o Clomipramine >> Anafranil
o Desipramine >> Norpramin
o Dothepin>> Prothiaden, Pertofran
o Doxepin >> Sinequan, Adapin
o Imipramine >> Tofranil
o Lofepramine >> Gamanil
o Nortriptyline >> Aventyl, Allegron, Pamelor
o Protriptyline >> Concordin, Vivactil
o Trimipramine >> Surmontil
* Dual Action Antidepressants
o Bupropion >> Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, XL, Zyban
o Mirtazappine >> Remeron® is not approved for use in pediatric patients.1
o Trazodone >> Molipaxin, Desyrel
* Tricyclics Related Antidepressants - Others
o Maprotiline >> Ludiomil “Tetracyclic"
o Viloxazine Hydrochloride >> Vivalan “Bicyclic"
* Norepinephrine Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor - NDRI
(Dopamine-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors)
o Bupropion >> Wellbutrin, Zyban
* Selective Noradrenaline Reuptake Inhibitor - SNaRI
o Reboxetine >> Edronax, Vestra (Currently unavailable in the United States or Canada)
* Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitors - SARI
o Trazodone >> Desyrel
o Nefazodone >> Serzone (USA), Dutonin (UK)
* Norepinephrine Antagonist Serotonin Antagonists - NASA
o Mirtazapine >> Remeron, Zispin, Norset, Avanza and Remergil
* Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors - MAOIs
o Isocarboxazid >> Marplan
o Phenelzine >> Nardil
o Tranylcypromine >>Parnate
* Reversible Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors - RIMAs
o Moclobemide >> Mannerix
* Serotonin Precursors
o L Tryptophan >> Tryptan
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