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QUICK REFERENCE TO PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION®
DEVELOPED BY JOHN PRESTON, PSY.D., ABPP
To the best of our knowledge recommended doses and side effects listed below are accurate. However, this is meant as a general reference only, and should not serve as a guideline for prescribingof medications. Please check the manufacturer’s product information sheet or the P.D.R. for any changes in dosage schedule or contraindications. (Brand names are registered trademarks.)
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1ACH: Anticholinergic Side Effects2NE: Norepinephrine, 5-HT: Serotonin, DA: Dopamine (0 = no effect, + = minimal effect, +++ = moderate effect, +++++ = high effect)3Uncertain, but likely effects4Available in standard formulation and time release (XR, XL or CR). Prozac available in 90mg time released/weekly formulation
BIPOLAR DISORDER MEDICATIONS
1Lithium levels are expressed in mEq/l, carbamazepine and valproic acid levels express in mcg/ml.
2Serum monitoring may not necessary 3Not yet established 4Available in: 6/25, 6/50, 12/25, and 12/50mg formulations
Brand Dose Range1
1often higher doses are required to control obsessive-compulsive
symptoms than the doses generally used to treat depression.
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Brand Dosage Range1 Sedation Ortho2 EPS3
1Usual daily oral dosage2Orhtostatic Hypotension Dizziness and falls3Acute: Parkinson’s, dystonias, akathisia. Does not reflect risk for tardive dyskinesia. All neuroleptics may cause tardive dyskinesia, except clozapine.
4Anticholinergic Side Effects.
5Dose required to achieve efficacy of 100 mg chlorpromazine.
6Available in time-release IM format.
Brand Dosage Range
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS
1Doses required to achieve efficacy of 5 mg of diazepam
(dopamine blockade in basal ganglia)
• Parkinson-like effects: rigidity, shuffling gait, tremor, flat affect,
OVER THE COUNTER
• Dystonias: spasms in neck and other muscle groups
• Akathisia: intense, uncomfortable sense of inner restlessness
• Tardive dyskinesia: often a persistent movement disorder (lip
smacking, writhing movements, jerky movements)
Note: The above are common side effects. All medications can
produce specific or unique side effects. For a more complete
2May cause signifigant drug-drug interactions
description, please see references listed below
3Treats depression4Treats depression and bipolar disorder
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