SOME Psych Drugs and some of their meanings

ABILIFY:

Generic name
Aripiprazole

Antipsychotic second generation

Indications
Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder

Dosage forms
2mg, 5 mg, 10mg, 15mg, 20mg, 30 mg

Maximum daily dose
Adults 30 mg
Children 30 mg 10-17 yrs old

Half life

75 Hours

Side effects

Nausea, drowsiness, muscle stiffness, restlessness, shakiness, constipation, cold symptoms, upper respiratory infection, muscle weakness, rash, dizziness, fainting, seizures, sexual problems, elevated blood sugar, abnormal muscle movements, weight gain,

There may be more side effects than listed here!!!!

NOTE:

Always contact your doctor about any unusual side effects you may experience!!!!

ADDERALL

GENERIC NAME:
Dextroamphetamine, Amphetamine.

Brand Name: Adderall

CLASS:
Psychostimulant

Indications:
Attention deficit Disorder, Narcolepsy

Dosage forms:
5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg

Maximum daily Dosage

ADULTS 60 mg
CHILDREN 40 mg

HALF LIFE

10-12 hours

Side effects:

Loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, nervousness, abdominal pain, weight loss, rpaid heart beat, nausea, rash, head ache, rash, drowsiness, blurred vision, worse psychotic symptoms, motor tic, seizure, abnormal heart beat, hair loss, increase eye pressure

This is not a complete list check with your doctor for other symptoms you may experience…

ALPRAZOLAM

Brand name
Xanax

Class
Benzodiazepine

Indications

General anxiety disorder, panic disorder

Dosage forms

0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg

Maximum daily dosage
Adults 4 mg
Children Non-FDA approved

Half life 12-15 hours

Side effects

dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, headache, sexual problems, weakness, confusion, liver problems

This is not a complete list check with your doctor and report any unusual side effects

MORE TO COME

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