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Monday, 16 March 2009
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Brain Pharmacology

Special thanks the Dept. of Physiology, School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University (Carbondale), for their contribution to this information.

Instructions: Click on the drug name for detailed information about that medication (e.g. description, dosage, side effects, warnings, etc.).

Please note: The information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a health/medical condition or medication.


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Psychotherapeutics Agents

Anti-Anxiety/Anti-Panic Agents
benzodiazepines


Anti-Anxiety/Anti-Panic Agents
miscellaneous


Anti-Depressants
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: SSRI's

Anti-Depressants
miscellaneous

Tricyclic Anti-Depressants
TCA's


Anti-Psychotic Agents
atypical (anti-psychotics with lower incidence of extrapyramidal "EPS" side effects)

Anti-Psychotic Agents
typical (not typically recommended for the brain injured individual without careful evaluation by psychiatry and neuropsychology due to high incidence of EPS)

    Thorazine (chlorpromazine)
    Haldol (haloperidol)
    Cogentin (benztropine)*
    (NOTE: Cogentin is not an anti-psychotic agent, but is used in conjunction with them to reduce the incidence of EPS.)

Mood Stabilizers

    Eskalith (lithium)
    Tegretol (carbamazepine)
    Neurontin (gabapentin)
    Lamictal (lamotrigine)
    Trileptal (oxcarbazepine)
    Depakene, Depakote (valproate)
    NOTE: all of these, except lithium are primarily marketed as anti-epileptic drugs, but are very effective as mood stabilizers especially to reduce mania

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Management
SSRI's


Psychostimulants
miscellaneous


Motor System

Anti-spasmodics
systemic

Anti-spasmodics
non-systemic, local

Dopaminergics


Anti-Seizure/Anti-Convulsants
hydantoin class

benzodiazepine class

Anti-Convulsants
miscellaneous



Memory/Cognition (Cholinesterase Inhibitors)

    Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride)
    Reminyl (galantamine)
    (NOTE: The name Reminyl will be changed to Razadyne during Summer 2005)
    Exelon (rivastigmine)
    Cognex (tacrine hydrochloride)
    Namenda (memantine)


Pain Management

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
NSAID's

Anti-Migraine Drugs
selective 5-HT receptor agonists

Anti-Migraine
atypical

Non-Narcotic Analgesics

    Extra-Strength Excedrin (acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine)
    Fiorinal (aspirin/caffeine/butalbital)
    Fioricet (acetaminophen/caffeine/butalbital)
    Midrin (isometheptene mucate/dichloralphenazone)

Narcotic Class

Analgesic Agents

Miscellaneous



Hypnotic/Sleep Agents

Atypical Hypnotic
Miscellaneous


Others

    Antabuse (disulfiram), an alcoholic deterrent.
    Antivert (meclizine hydrochloride, a piperazine-derivative antihistamine), an antiemetic, antivertigo.

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