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Psychopharmacology Chart

The following Chart is one you out to fill out on your own to help you better be prepared to understand the various psychotropic medications currently offered to clients who are experiencing a variety of mental health disorders. Be sure to put in the generic drug for each of the medications listed. Utilize the internet resources which are listed on this site.

TIPS for Completing

The Psychopharmacology Chart

 

  1. For each Diagnosis do a search in Emedicine: http://www.emedicine.com/ NOTE: you must be sure to open a free account to work in Emedicine. Once you are on emedicine it changes it name to Medscape and on Medscape you now can dowload a fantastic ap. Read this: Medscape The most comprehensive coverage on all psychiatric conditions including the evidenced based practices as well as the most uptodate coverage of the psychopharmacological treatment of these conditions. To be able to download the complete Medscape program you first must enroll with Medscape at: http://www.medscape.com/ when you sign up and register you then can download this information to any Iphone, Ipad, or smartphone. You can get the Medscape ap at the Apple Store's Ap site at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/medscape/id321367289?mt=8
  2. You will then be presented with a series of Emedicine articles, chose the articles for each diagnosis you have identified which is related to a category like: depression
  3. Review each diagnosis's article in Emedicine and find the specific medications recommended for the specific conditions: you will be able to fine enough information in these articles to fill out the rest of the grid.
  4. If you want to get more information on condition specific medications use the the other resources identified in the Resource Listed on this site.
  5. For assistance in understanding Prescription Abbreviations use the tool available below:

 

Psychopharmacology Prescription Latin Abbreviations

 

Abbreviation Meaning
aa. of each
a.c. before meals
ad up to
ad lib. at pleasure, freely
aq. water
aq. dest. distilled water
a.m. in the morning
ATC around the clock
b.i.d. twice a day
c. with
cap. capsule
cc. or cc cubic centimeter
comp. compound
d. day
D.C. discontinue
dil. dilute
disp. dispense
div. divide
d.t.d. give of such doses
DW distilled water
elix. elixir (an alcohol solution)
e.m.p. as directed
et and
ex aq. in water
ft. make
g. or Gm. gram
gr. or gr grain
gtt. drop
h. or hr. hour
h.s. at bedtime
IM intramuscular
inj. injection
IV intravenous
liq. solution
M. mix
mixt. mixture
mcg. microgram
m. dict as directed
mg. milligram
ml. milliliter
no. number
noct. night
non rep. or N.R. do not repeat
O. pint
o.p. original package
p.c. after meals
p.m. afternoon or evening
p.o. by mouth
p.r.n. as needed
pulv. powder
q every
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
q.s. a sufficient quantity
q.s. ad a sufficient quantity to make
s. without
Sig. write on label
sol. solution
s.o.s. if there need
stat. immediately
sup. suppository
syr. syrup
tab. tablet
tal. such
tal. dos such doses
tbsp. tablespoonful
tid. three times a day
tr. tincuture
tsp. teaspoonful
u.d. or ut. dict. as directed
w/ with
w/o without
x times
y.o. years old

 

This exercise is expected to be done mainly with the internet site offered in the next section called Online Resources. The reason for this is that there is a problem with using books in your clinical practice is that books become outdated and useless whereas the sites we are sending you are continuously updated. As a practitioner you will be better served in the future by using the internet resources like we have identified to assist you assist your clients.
My Psychopharmacology Manual 

ADHD

Classification

Drug name (Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
Methylphenitdate
Ritalin(Methylphenitdate)   Ritalin SR Ritalin LA
Metadate & Concerta (Methylphenitdate)   
Dextroamphetamine
Dexedrine
(Dextroamphetamine)

Dextroamphetamine

/amphetamine salts

Adderall(Dextroamphetamine /amphetamine)
Adderall XR
Dexmethylphenidate
Focalin(Dexmethylphenidate) Focalin XR
Buproprion
Wellbutrin(Buproprion)
Wellbutrin SR
Atomoxetine NRI
Non-stimulants
Strattera(Atomoxetine HCI)
Intuniv(guanfacine)
 Guanfacine

 Intuniv

 
Alcohol Disorders

Classification

Drug name (Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
Disulfiram
Antabuse(Disulfiram)
Acamprosate
Campral(Acamprosate)
Naltrexone
ReVia(Naltrexone) Vivitrol(Naltrexone injection)
Benzodiazepines
Ativan(Lorazepam)   
Xanax(Alprazolam) 
 
Schizophrenia & Other Psychotic Disorders

Classification

Drug name (Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
Typical Antipsychotic
Haldol(Haloperidol)
Prolixin(Fluphenazine)
Navane(Thiothixene)
Stelazine(Trifluoperazine)
Mellaril(Thioridazine HCI)
Thorazine(Chlorpromazine)
Atypical Antipsychotic
Risperdal(Risperdone)
Zyprexa(Olanzapine)

Seroquel(quetiapine fumarate

Geodon(Ziprasidone)
Abilify(aripiprazole)  

Invega(paliperidone palmitrate) 

Clozaril(Clozapine)
 
Depressive Disorders

Classification

Drug name (Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
Tricyclic Antidepressants
Elavil(Amitriptyline) 
Sinequan(Doxepin)
Anafranil(Clomipramine)
Pamelor(Nortriptyline)
Tofranil(Imipramine)
Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors: MAOI’s
Nardil(Phenelzine)
Parnate(Tranylcypromine)
Marplan(Isocarboxazid)
Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: SSRI’s
Prozac(Fluoxetine)
Zoloft(Sertraline)
Paxil(Paroxetine)
Celexa(Citalopram)
Lexapro(Escitalopram)
Serotonin & Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors: SNRI’s
Effexor(venlafaxine HCl)
Cymbalta(Duloxetine HCI)
Pristiq(Desvenlafaxine)
Serotonin Antagonist Reuptake Inhibitor: SARI’s
Serzone(Nefazodone)
Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor
Wellbutrin(Bupropion)
Atypical
Remeron(Mirtazapine)
Desyrel(Trazodone)
 
Bipolar Disorder

Classification

Drug name (Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
Lithium
Eskalith & Litobid(Lithium)
Anticonvulsants
Tegretol(Carbamazepine) Depakote(Valproic Acid, Divalproex Sodium)
Neurontin(Gabapentin)
Lamictal(Lamotrigine)
Trileptal(Oxcarbazepine)
Gabitril(Tiagabine)
Topamax(Topiramate)
Lyrica(pregabalin)
Atypical Antipsychotics * see under schizophrenia
Risperdal(Risperdone)
Zyprexa(Olanzapine)

Seroquel(quetiapine fumarate)

Geodon(Ziprasidone)
Abilify(aripiprazole)  

Invega(paliperidone palmitrate) 

Clozaril(Clozapine)
 
Anxiety Disorders

Classification

Drug name (Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
New Benzodiazepines
Ativan(Lorazepam)   
Xanax(Alprazolam) 
Old Benzodiazepines
Valium(Diazepam) 
Librium(Chlordiazeproxide) 
Klonopine(Clonazepam)
Restoril(Temazepam) 
Halcion(Triazolam)
Buspirone
Buspar(Buspirone)
Non-Benzodiazepines
Ambien(Zolpidem) 
Sonata(Zaleplon)
Lunesta(Eszopiclone)
SNRI *see under depression
Effexor XR (Venlafaxine)
SSRI’s * see under depression
Lexapro(Escitalopram)      Paxil(Paroxetine)l
 
Eating Disorder if different from Anxiety and/or Depressive Disorders

Classification

Drug name(Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
Antiemetics
Zofran(Ondansetron)
Potassium chloride
K-Dur,K-Lor,K-Tab,Micro-K (Potassium chloride)
Calcium gluconate
Calcium gluconate (calcium gluconate)
 
Dementia and Other Cognitive Disorders

Classification

Drug name(Generic Name) & dosage
Time to reach clinical level
Benefit of drug
Side effect of drug
Cholinesterase inhibitors
Aricept(Donepezil)
Razadyne(Galantamine)
Exelon(rivastigmine Trasdermal System)

Memantine
Namenda(Memantine)
Ticlopidine
Ticlid(ticlopidine)
Propranolol
Betachron(Propranolol)
Inderal(Propranolol)
InnoPran XL(Propranolol)

Clopidogrel bisulfate
Plavix(Clopidogrel)