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Approved Drugs Organized by Indication

ADDICTION/SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Generic Name: bupropion
Brand Name: Wellbutrin; Wellbutrin SR; Zyban
Drug Description: antidepressant (aminoketone)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression; smoking cessation

Generic Name: chlormezanone
Brand Name: Trancopal
Drug Description: antianxiety agent
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders; short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety; withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism; preoperative apprehension and anxiety

Generic Name: clidinium/chlordiazepoxide
Brand Name: Librax
Drug Description: anticholinergic
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety; withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism, and preoperative apprehension and anxiety

Generic Name: methadone
Brand Name: Dolophine
Drug Description: synthetic narcotic analgesic
Approved Indication(s): methadone treatment programs only

Generic Name: naloxone
Brand Name: Narcan
Drug Description: narcotic antagonist
Approved Indication(s): complete or partial reversal of narcotic depression; may be useful as adjunctive agent to increase blood pressure in management of septic shock


ADHD

Generic Name: dextroamphetamine
Brand Name: Adderall; Dexedrine
Drug Description: sympathomimetic psychostimulant
Approved Indication(s): attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; narcolepsy

Generic Name: methamphetamine
Brand Name: Desoxyn
Drug Description: psychostimulant
Approved Indication(s): attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; exogenous obesity

Generic Name: methylphenidate
Brand Name: Ritalin
Drug Description: psychostimulant
Approved Indication(s): attention deficit disorders; narcolepsy

Generic Name: pemoline
Brand Name: Cylert
Drug Description: CNS stimulant
Approved Indication(s): attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


ALCOHOLISM

Generic Name: disulfiram
Brand Name: Antabuse
Drug Description: antiaddiction
Approved Indication(s): aid in management of selected chronic alcoholic patients who want to remain in a state of enforced sobriety

Generic Name: doxepin
Brand Name: Sinequan
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of psychoneurotic patients with depression and/or anxiety; depression and/or anxiety associated with alcoholism; depression and/or anxiety associated with organic disease; psychotic depressive disorders

Generic Name: mesoridazine
Brand Name: Serentil
Drug Description: antipsychotic (phenothiazine)
Approved Indication(s): schizophrenia; behavioral problems in mental deficiency and chronic brain syndrome; alcoholism - acute and chronic; psychoneurotic manifestations

Generic Name: naltrexone
Brand Name: Trexan; ReVia
Drug Description: opioid antagonist
Approved Indication(s): treatment of alcohol dependence; blockade of the effects of exogenously administered opioids


ALLERGIES

Generic Name: cyproheptadine
Brand Name: Periactin
Drug Description: antihistamine
Approved Indication(s): allergic disorders: perennial and seasonal rhinitis; vasomotor rhinitis; allergic conjunctivitis due to inhalant allergans and foods; mild, uncomplicated allergic skin manifestations of urticaria and angioedema


ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA

Generic Name: donepezil
Brand Name: Aricept
Drug Description: cholinesterase inhibitor
Approved Indication(s): mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type

Generic Name: tacrine
Brand Name: Cognex
Drug Description: cognition adjuvant/reversible cholinesterase inhibitor
Approved Indication(s): treatment of mild to moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type


ANXIETY

Generic Name: alprazolam
Brand Name: Xanax
Drug Description: antianxiety
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorder; short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety

Generic Name: amitriptyline/perphenazine
Brand Name: Etrafon; Triavil
Drug Description: antidepressant/antipsychotic
Approved Indication(s): treatment of moderate to severe anxiety and/or agitation and depressed mood; depressed patients with severe anxiety and/or agitation; schizophrenia with associated depressive symptoms

Generic Name: amoxapine
Brand Name: Asendin
Drug Description: antidepressant (dibenzoxazepine)
Approved Indication(s): relief of symptoms of depression in patients with neurotic or reactive depressive disorders as well as endogenous and psychotic depressions

Generic Name: buspirone
Brand Name: BuSpar
Drug Description: antianxiety (azaspirodione)
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders; short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety

Generic Name: chlordiazepoxide
Brand Name: Librium
Drug Description: antianxiety (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): anxiety disorders

Generic Name: chlormezanone
Brand Name: Trancopal
Drug Description: antianxiety agent
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders; short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety; withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism; preoperative apprehension and anxiety

Generic Name: clidinium/chlordiazepoxide
Brand Name: Librax
Drug Description: anticholinergic
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety; withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism, and preoperative apprehension and anxiety

Generic Name: clonazepam
Brand Name: Klonopin
Drug Description: anticonvulsant (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): seizure disorders; panic disorder

Generic Name: clorazepate
Brand Name: Tranxene
Drug Description: antianxiety (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders; short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety

Generic Name: diazepam
Brand Name: Valium; Diastat; Dizac
Drug Description: antianxiety (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders; short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety; in acute alcohol withdrawal - may be useful in the symptomatic relief of acute agitation, tremor, impending or acute delirium tremens and hallucinosis; adjunct for the relief of skeletal muscle spasm due to reflex spasm to local pathology

Generic Name: doxepin
Brand Name: Sinequan
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of psychoneurotic patients with depression and/or anxiety; depression and/or anxiety associated with alcoholism; depression and/or anxiety associated with organic disease; psychotic depressive disorders

Generic Name: flumazenil
Brand Name: Romazicon
Drug Description: imidazobenzodiazepine
Approved Indication(s): complete or partial reversal of the sedative effects of benzodiazepines

Generic Name: hydroxyzine
Brand Name: Atarax; Vistaril
Drug Description: antianxiety; antihistamine
Approved Indication(s): symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested; as a sedative when used as premedication and following general anesthesia

Generic Name: lorazepam
Brand Name: Ativan
Drug Description: antianxiety (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms

Generic Name: mephobarbital
Brand Name: Mebaral
Drug Description: antianxiety; anticonvulsant (barbiturate)
Approved Indication(s): use as a sedative for the relief of anxiety, tension, and apprehension, and as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of grand mal and petit mal epilepsy

Generic Name: oxazepam
Brand Name: Serax
Drug Description: antianxiety (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety; anxiety associated with depression

Generic Name: prochlorperazine
Brand Name: Compazine
Drug Description: antipsychotic; antiemetic
Approved Indication(s): control of severe nausea and vomiting; short-term treatment of generalized non-psychotic anxiety

Generic Name: sertraline
Brand Name: Zoloft
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder

Generic Name: trifluoperazine
Brand Name: Stelazine
Drug Description: antipsychotic (phenothiazine)
Approved Indication(s): management of the manifestations of psychotic disorders; short-term treatment of generalized non-psychotic anxiety


BIPOLAR DISORDER

Generic Name: divalproex sodium
Brand Name: Depakote
Drug Description: treatment for bipolar disorder; anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): sole and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of simple and complex absence seizures; adjunctive therapy in patients with multiple seizure types that include absence seizures

Generic Name: lithium
Brand Name: Eskalith; Lithobid; others
Drug Description: antimanic
Approved Indication(s): treatment of manic episodes of manic-depressive illness


CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Generic Name: dantrolene
Brand Name: Dantrium
Drug Description: antispasticity
Approved Indication(s): manifestations of clinical spasticity resulting from upper motor neuron disorders; preoperatively to prevent or attenuate the development of signs of malignant hyperthermia

Generic Name: physostigmine salicylate
Brand Name: Antilirium
Drug Description: cholinergic; cognition enhancer
Approved Indication(s): to reverse the effect upon the CNS caused by clinical or toxic dosages of drugs capable of producing the anticholinergic syndrome

Generic Name: riluzole
Brand Name: Rilutek
Drug Description: benzothiazole
Approved Indication(s): amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


DEPRESSION

Generic Name: amitriptyline
Brand Name: Elavil; Endep
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): relief of depression, particularly endogenous depression

Generic Name: amitriptyline/chlordiazepoxide
Brand Name: Limbitrol
Drug Description: antidepressant/anxiolytic
Approved Indication(s): treatment for patients with moderate to severe depression associated with moderate to severe anxiety

Generic Name: amitriptyline/perphenazine
Brand Name: Etrafon; Triavil
Drug Description: antidepressant/antipsychotic
Approved Indication(s): treatment of moderate to severe anxiety and/or agitation and depressed mood; depressed patients with severe anxiety and/or agitation; schizophrenia with associated depressive symptoms

Generic Name: amoxapine
Brand Name: Asendin
Drug Description: antidepressant (dibenzoxazepine)
Approved Indication(s): relief of symptoms of depression in patients with neurotic or reactive depressive disorders as well as endogenous and psychotic depressions

Generic Name: bupropion
Brand Name: Wellbutrin; Wellbutrin SR; Zyban
Drug Description: antidepressant (aminoketone)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression; smoking cessation

Generic Name: clomipramine
Brand Name: Anafranil
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic); antiobsessional
Approved Indication(s): treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with OCD

Generic Name: desipramine
Brand Name: Norpramin
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression

Generic Name: doxepin
Brand Name: Sinequan
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of psychoneurotic patients with depression and/or anxiety; depression and/or anxiety associated with alcoholism; depression and/or anxiety associated with organic disease; psychotic depressive disorders

Generic Name: fluoxetine
Brand Name: Prozac
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bulimia nervosa

Generic Name: imipramine
Brand Name: Tofranil
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): endogenous depression

Generic Name: imipramine pamoate
Brand Name: Tofranil-PM
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): relief of depression - endogenous depression is more likely to be alleviated than other depressive states

Generic Name: lorazepam
Brand Name: Ativan
Drug Description: antianxiety (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms

Generic Name: meprobamate
Brand Name: Miltown; Equagesic; Equanil
Drug Description: anxiolytic
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety

Generic Name: mirtazapine
Brand Name: Remeron
Drug Description: antidepressant
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression

Generic Name: nefazodone
Brand Name: Serzone
Drug Description: antidepressant
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression

Generic Name: nortriptyline
Brand Name: Pamelor; Aventyl
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): relief of symptoms of depression

Generic Name: oxazepam
Brand Name: Serax
Drug Description: antianxiety (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety; anxiety associated with depression

Generic Name: paroxetine
Brand Name: Paxil
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression; treatment of obsessions and compulsions in OCD patients

Generic Name: phenelzine
Brand Name: Nardil
Drug Description: antidepressant (MAOI)
Approved Indication(s): effective in depressed patients clinically characterized as atypical, nonendogenous, or neurotic.

Generic Name: protriptyline
Brand Name: Vivactil
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of symptoms of mental depression in patients under close medical supervision

Generic Name: sertraline
Brand Name: Zoloft
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder

Generic Name: tranylcypromine
Brand Name: Parnate
Drug Description: antidepressant (MAOI)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of major depressive episode without melancholia

Generic Name: trazodone
Brand Name: Desyrel
Drug Description: antidepressant (atypical)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression

Generic Name: trimipramine
Brand Name: Surmontil
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic)
Approved Indication(s): relief of symptoms of depression

Generic Name: venlafaxine
Brand Name: Effexor; Effexor SR
Drug Description: antidepressant
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression


EATING DISORDERS

Generic Name: fluoxetine
Brand Name: Prozac
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bulimia nervosa

Generic Name: methamphetamine
Brand Name: Desoxyn
Drug Description: psychostimulant
Approved Indication(s): attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; exogenous obesity


HEADACHE

Generic Name: propranolol
Brand Name: Inderal
Drug Description: beta-adrenergic receptor blocker
Approved Indication(s): hypertension; angina pectoris due to coronary atherosclerosis; migraine; hypertropic subaortic stenosis


HEART

Generic Name: propranolol
Brand Name: Inderal
Drug Description: beta-adrenergic receptor blocker
Approved Indication(s): hypertension; angina pectoris due to coronary atherosclerosis; migraine; hypertropic subaortic stenosis


HYPERTENSION

Generic Name: atenolol
Brand Name: Tenormin
Drug Description: b-adrenergic receptor antagonist
Approved Indication(s): management of hypertension

Generic Name: clonidine
Brand Name: Catapres; Duraclon
Drug Description: antihypertensive
Approved Indication(s): treatment of hypertension


IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Generic Name: phenobarbital
Brand Name: Arco-Lase Plus; Donnatal; others
Drug Description: sedative (barbiturate)
Approved Indication(s): Possibly effective as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome


NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

Generic Name: nimodipine
Brand Name: Nimotop
Drug Description: calcium channel inhibitor
Approved Indication(s): the improvement of neurological outcome by reducing the incidence and severity of ischemic deficits in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage from ruptured congenital aneurysms who are in good neurological condition post-ictus


OCD

Generic Name: clomipramine
Brand Name: Anafranil
Drug Description: antidepressant (tricyclic); antiobsessional
Approved Indication(s): treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with OCD

Generic Name: fluoxetine
Brand Name: Prozac
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bulimia nervosa

Generic Name: fluvoxamine
Brand Name: Luvox
Drug Description: antidepressant (SSRI); OCD
Approved Indication(s): treatment of obsessions and compulsions in patients with OCD

Generic Name: paroxetine
Brand Name: Paxil
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of depression; treatment of obsessions and compulsions in OCD patients

Generic Name: sertraline
Brand Name: Zoloft
Drug Description: antidepressant (SRI)
Approved Indication(s): major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder


PAIN MANAGEMENT

Generic Name: buprenorphine
Brand Name: Buprenex
Drug Description: opioid narcotic analgesic
Approved Indication(s): relief of moderate to severe pain

Generic Name: butorphanol
Brand Name: Stadol
Drug Description: opioid agonist-antagonist analgesic
Approved Indication(s): management of pain; preoperative or preanesthetic medication

Generic Name: dezocine
Brand Name: Dalgan
Drug Description: synthetic opioid agonist-antagonist analgesic
Approved Indication(s): management of pain

Generic Name: methotrimeprazine
Brand Name: Levoprome
Drug Description: phenothiazine
Approved Indication(s): the relief of pain of moderate to marked degree of severity in nonambulatory patients; obstetrical analgesia and sedation where respiratory depression is to be avoided; preanesthesia medication

Generic Name: tramadol
Brand Name: Ultram
Drug Description: analgesic
Approved Indication(s): management of moderate to moderately severe pain


PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Generic Name: amantadine
Brand Name: Symmetrel
Drug Description: anticholinergic
Approved Indication(s): treatment of parkinsonism and drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions

Generic Name: benztropine
Brand Name: Cogentin
Drug Description: anticholinergic/antiparkinsonian
Approved Indication(s): adjunct in the therapy of parkinsonism; control of extrapyramidal disorders (except tardive dyskinesia) due to neuroleptic drugs

Generic Name: biperiden
Brand Name: Akineton
Drug Description: anticholinergic
Approved Indication(s): adjunct in the therapy of parkinsonism; control of extrapyramidal disorders secondary to neuroleptic drug therapy

Generic Name: bromocriptine
Brand Name: Parlodel
Drug Description: receptor agonist
Approved Indication(s): hyperprolactinemia-associated dysfunctions; acromegaly; Parkinson's disease

Generic Name: carbidopa/levodopa
Brand Name: Sinemet; Atamet; others
Drug Description: antiparkinsonian drug
Approved Indication(s): idiopathic Parkinson's disease; postencephalitic parkinsonism; symptomatic parkinsonism

Generic Name: diphenhydramine
Brand Name: Benadryl
Drug Description: antianxiety; antihistamine; antiparkinsonism
Approved Indication(s): motion sickness; Parkinson's disease

Generic Name: levodopa/carbidopa
Brand Name: Atamet; Laradopa; Sinemet; others
Drug Description: aromatic amino acid
Approved Indication(s): treatment of the symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease; postencephalitic parkinsonism; symptomatic parkinsonism following injury to the nervous system by carbon monoxide intoxication and manganese intoxication

Generic Name: pergolide
Brand Name: Permax
Drug Description: ergot derivative
Approved Indication(s): adjunctive treatment to levodopa/carbidopa in the management of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Generic Name: procyclidine
Brand Name: Kemadrin
Drug Description: antiparkinsonian
Approved Indication(s): treatment of parkinsonism; often successfully relieves the symptoms of extrapyramidal dysfunction

Generic Name: selegiline
Brand Name: Eldepryl; Atapryl
Drug Description: antidepressant (MAOI)
Approved Indication(s): adjunct in the management of Parkinsonian patients being treated with levodopa/carbidopa who exhibit deterioration in the quality of response to the treatment

Generic Name: trihexyphenidyl
Brand Name: Artane
Drug Description: anticholinergic
Approved Indication(s): adjunct in the treatment of all forms of parkinsonism


SCHIZOPHRENIA/PSYCHOSIS

Generic Name: amoxapine
Brand Name: Asendin
Drug Description: antidepressant (dibenzoxazepine)
Approved Indication(s): relief of symptoms of depression in patients with neurotic or reactive depressive disorders as well as endogenous and psychotic depressions

Generic Name: clozapine
Brand Name: Clozaril
Drug Description: antipsychotic (dibenzazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of severely ill schizophrenic patients who fail to respond adequately to standard antipsychotic treatment.

Generic Name: haloperidol
Brand Name: Haldol
Drug Description: antipsychotic (butyrophenone)
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorders; control of tics and vocal utterances of Tourette=s Disorder in children and adults; treatment of severe behavior problems in children of combative, explosive, hyperexcitability; also effective in the short-term treatment of hyperactive children who show excessive motor activity with accompanying conduct disorders consisting of some or all of the following symptoms: impulsivity, difficulty sustaining attention, aggressivity, mood lability and poor frustration tolerance.

Generic Name: haloperidol decanoate
Brand Name: Haldol Decanoate
Drug Description: antipsychotic (butyrophenone)
Approved Indication(s): management of patients requiring prolonged parenteral antipsychotic therapy

Generic Name: loxapine
Brand Name: Loxitane; Loxapine
Drug Description: antipsychotic (dibenzoxazepine)
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorder

Generic Name: mesoridazine
Brand Name: Serentil
Drug Description: antipsychotic (phenothiazine)
Approved Indication(s): schizophrenia; behavioral problems in mental deficiency and chronic brain syndrome; alcoholism - acute and chronic; psychoneurotic manifestations

Generic Name: molindone
Brand Name: Moban
Drug Description: antipsychotic (dihydroindolone)
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorders

Generic Name: olanzapine
Brand Name: Zyprexa
Drug Description: antipsychotic
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorders

Generic Name: perphenazine
Brand Name: Trilafon
Drug Description: antipsychotic (phenothiazine)
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorders; control of severe nausea and vomiting in adults

Generic Name: quetiapine
Brand Name: Seroquel
Drug Description: antipsychotic
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorders

Generic Name: risperidone
Brand Name: Risperdal
Drug Description: antipsychotic
Approved Indication(s): management of the manifestations of psychotic disorders

Generic Name: thioridazine
Brand Name: Mellaril
Drug Description: antipsychotic (phenothiazine)
Approved Indication(s): management of the manifestations of psychotic disorders

Generic Name: thiothixene
Brand Name: Navane
Drug Description: antipsychotic (thixanthene)
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorders

Generic Name: trifluoperazine
Brand Name: Stelazine
Drug Description: antipsychotic (phenothiazine)
Approved Indication(s): management of the manifestations of psychotic disorders; short-term treatment of generalized non-psychotic anxiety


SEDATIVES

Generic Name: butabarbital
Brand Name: Butisol
Drug Description: sedative (barbiturate)
Approved Indication(s): sedative/hypnotic

Generic Name: hydroxyzine
Brand Name: Atarax; Vistaril
Drug Description: antianxiety; antihistamine
Approved Indication(s): symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested; as a sedative when used as premedication and following general anesthesia

Generic Name: midazolam
Brand Name: Versed
Drug Description: sedative
Approved Indication(s): intramuscularly or intravenously for preoperative sedation/anxiolysis/amnesia; intravenously as an agent for sedation/anxiolysis/amnesia prior to or during diagnostic, therapeutic or endoscopic procedures; intravenously for induction of general anesthesia, before administration of other anesthetic agents; continuous intravenous infusion for sedation of intubated and mechanically ventilated patients as a component of anesthesia or during treatment in a critical care setting

Generic Name: pentobarbital
Brand Name: Nembutal
Drug Description: non-selective CNS depressant
Approved Indication(s): sedative; hypnotic, for short-term treatment of insomnia; preanesthetic

Generic Name: phenobarbital
Brand Name: Arco-Lase Plus; Donnatal; others
Drug Description: sedative (barbiturate)
Approved Indication(s): Possibly effective as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome

Generic Name: secobarbital
Brand Name: Seconal; Tuinal
Drug Description: sedative (barbiturate)
Approved Indication(s): hypnotic, for short-term treatment of insomnia; preanesthetic


SEIZURE DISORDERS

Generic Name: carbamazepine
Brand Name: Tegretol; Epitol
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): epilepsy; trigeminal neuralgia

Generic Name: clonazepam
Brand Name: Klonopin
Drug Description: anticonvulsant (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): seizure disorders; panic disorder

Generic Name: divalproex sodium
Brand Name: Depakote
Drug Description: treatment for bipolar disorder; anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): sole and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of simple and complex absence seizures; adjunctive therapy in patients with multiple seizure types that include absence seizures

Generic Name: ethosuximide
Brand Name: Zarontin
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): control of absence (petit mal) epilepsy

Generic Name: felbamate
Brand Name: Felbatol
Drug Description: anti-seizure
Approved Indication(s): for use only in patients who have not responded adequately to alternative treatments and whose epilepsy is so severe that a substantial risk of aplastic anemia and/or liver failure is deemed acceptable in light of the benefits by its use for the treatment of partial generalized seizures

Generic Name: fosphenytoin
Brand Name: Cerebyx
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): short-term parenteral administration when other means of phenytoin administration are unavailable, inappropriate or deemed less advantageous

Generic Name: gabapentin
Brand Name: Neurontin
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures with and without secondary generalization in adults with epilepsy

Generic Name: lamotrigine
Brand Name: Lamactil
Drug Description: anticonvulsant; antiepileptic
Approved Indication(s): adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial seizures in adults with epilepsy

Generic Name: mephobarbital
Brand Name: Mebaral
Drug Description: antianxiety; anticonvulsant (barbiturate)
Approved Indication(s): use as a sedative for the relief of anxiety, tension, and apprehension, and as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of grand mal and petit mal epilepsy

Generic Name: methsuximide
Brand Name: Celontin
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): control of absence (petit mal) seizures that are refractory to other drugs

Generic Name: primodone
Brand Name: Mysoline
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): the control of grand mal, psychomotor, and focal epileptic seizures

Generic Name: topiramate
Brand Name: Topamax
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): adjunctive therapy in the treatment of adults with partial onset seizures

Generic Name: valproic acid
Brand Name: Depakene
Drug Description: anticonvulsant
Approved Indication(s): use as sole and adjunctive therapy in the treatment of simple and complex absence seizures


SLEEP DISORDERS

Generic Name: dextroamphetamine
Brand Name: Adderall; Dexedrine
Drug Description: sympathomimetic psychostimulant
Approved Indication(s): attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; narcolepsy

Generic Name: estazolam
Brand Name: ProSom
Drug Description: hypnotic (trizolobenzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): short-term management of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings

Generic Name: flurazepam
Brand Name: Dalmane
Drug Description: benzodiazepine hypnotic
Approved Indication(s): management of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or early morning awakenings

Generic Name: methylphenidate
Brand Name: Ritalin
Drug Description: psychostimulant
Approved Indication(s): attention deficit disorders; narcolepsy

Generic Name: pentobarbital
Brand Name: Nembutal
Drug Description: non-selective CNS depressant
Approved Indication(s): sedative; hypnotic, for short-term treatment of insomnia; preanesthetic

Generic Name: quazepam
Brand Name: Doral
Drug Description: hypnotic (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): treatment of insomnia characterized by difficulty in falling asleep, frequent nocturnal awakenings, and/or morning awakenings

Generic Name: secobarbital
Brand Name: Seconal; Tuinal
Drug Description: sedative (barbiturate)
Approved Indication(s): hypnotic, for short-term treatment of insomnia; preanesthetic

Generic Name: temazepam
Brand Name: Restoril
Drug Description: hypnotic (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): short-term treatment of insomnia

Generic Name: triazolam
Brand Name: Halcion
Drug Description: hypnotic (benzodiazepine)
Approved Indication(s): short-term treatment of insomnia

Generic Name: zolpidem
Brand Name: Ambien
Drug Description: hypnotic (imidazopyridine)
Approved Indication(s): short-term treatment of insomnia


THYROID FUNCTION

Generic Name: levothyroxine
Brand Name: Levothyroid; Synthroid; Levoxyl
Drug Description: thyroid hormone
Approved Indication(s): replacement or supplemental therapy for diminished or absent thyroid function

Generic Name: liothyronine
Brand Name: Cytomel
Drug Description: thyroid hormone
Approved Indication(s): as replacement or supplemental therapy in patients with hypothyroidism of any etiology, except transient hypothyroidism during the recovery phase of subacute thyroiditis


TOURETTE'S/TIC DISORDERS

Generic Name: haloperidol
Brand Name: Haldol
Drug Description: antipsychotic (butyrophenone)
Approved Indication(s): management of manifestations of psychotic disorders; control of tics and vocal utterances of Tourette's Disorder in children and adults; treatment of severe behavior problems in children of combative, explosive, hyperexcitability; also effective in the short-term treatment of hyperactive children who show excessive motor activity with accompanying conduct disorders consisting of some or all of the following symptoms: impulsivity, difficulty sustaining attention, aggressivity, mood lability and poor frustration tolerance.

Generic Name: pimozide
Brand Name: Orap
Drug Description: antipsychotic (diphenylbutylpiperidine)
Approved Indication(s): suppression of motor and phonic tics in patients with Tourette's Disorder

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Updated by Frank J. Ayd Jr., M.D. in March, 1998. Dr. Ayd is the author of Lexicon of Psychiatry, Neurology, and the Neurosciences.

Approved Drugs Organized by Generic Name