Antidepressants are used to treat mood disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, as well as Anxiety disorders (Panic or Social Anxiety), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Fibromyalgia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), etc.

Take the time to research the Antidepressant prescribed to you:

–  Prescribing Information
–  Boxed Warnings
–  Medication Guide
–  Be aware of any guidelines or warnings if taken in conjunction with other psychiatric medications

Below is a list of Antidepressants in the U.S.A.

  • Generic Name
    • Brand Name/Registered ® Trademark and their website
      • Pharmaceutical or Marketing company who manufactures/markets the Brand Name

Brands are listed for informational purposes only with no intention of infringement of their Registered ® Trademark/Copyright ©.

SSRI – Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor:

SNRI – Serotonin–Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor:

TeCAs – Tetracyclic Antidepressants:

  • Amoxapine
  • Maprotiline
    • Ludiomil ® discontinued

TCAs – Tricyclic Antidepressants:

NDRI – Norepinephrine-Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor:

NaSSa – Noradrenergic and Specific Serotonergic Antidepressants:

  • Mirtazapine

SARI – Serotonin Antagonist and Reuptake Inhibitor:

MAOI – Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors:

MAOIs require certain restrictions, such as avoiding foods high in Tyramine and cannot be mixed with specific psychiatric medications, etc.

Antidepressants and other drugs or supplements (Tryptophan, 5HTP) that affect the body’s level of Serotonin – when taken together at the same time – can cause too much Serotonin to be released or to remain in the brain area – causing a dangerous reaction called Serotonin Syndrome.

If a brand name is discontinued (no longer made), there may be a number of other pharmaceutical companies that create the generic version or have yet to.

A manufacturer/marketer may have multiple brand names for the same product to market in other countries.  Pharmaceutical companies tend to merge or acquisition each other, therefore the manufacturer/marketer of a brand name can change.

See the List of Psychiatric Medications we created.

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