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PTSD
info
Generic
Name
Brand
Name(s)
Type
Target Symptoms
Contraindications
Possible Side Effects (call doctor)
 
Alprazolam
Xanax
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety and panic disorder.
Acute narrow angle glaucoma. Risk
of seizure in association with
flumazenil treatment
.
Allergic reaction (trouble breathing; throat closing; swelling lips,
face, tongue;  hives); sores in mouth, throat;  yellowing skin,eyes;
rash; hallucinations; severe confusion; vision changes; drowsy,
dizzy, clumsy; depressed; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation;
difficulty urinating; vivid dreams; headache; dry mouth; decreased
sex drive; behavior changes.
 
Amitriptyline
Elavil, Endep
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression. Also bulimia, chronic
pain, to prevent migraines,  to treat
pathological weeping / laughing
syndrome associated with multiple
sclerosis.
MAOI, hepatic or renal damage,
asthma, thyroid, diabetes, intestinal
problems, blood pressure, heart
attack, prostate, glaucoma,
pregnancy, breastfeeding, age 60+
Mood changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, irritability,
agitation, aggressiveness, severe restlessness, mania (mental and/
or physical hyperactivity), thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself.
 
Bupropion
Wellbutrin
Other
Depression
MAOI, Zyban, seizure disorder,
bulimia or anorexia nervosa, abrupt
termination of sedatives or alcohol,
not for children or teens.
Fast, pounding, or uneven heart rate; chest pain, heavy feeling, pain
spreading to arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;  
sudden numbness or weakness, esp. on one side of body; sudden
headache, confusion, problems with vision, speech, balance;
hallucinations, seizures (convulsions); restless muscle movements
in eyes, tongue, jaw, neck; uncontrollable shaking or tremor; rash,
pain; easy bruising or bleeding; extreme thirst with headache,
nausea, vomiting, weakness; lightheaded, fainting; urinating less or
not at all; constipation,diarrhea, loss of appetite; dry mouth,
unpleasant taste; numbness or tingly feeling; uncoordinated;
anxious, dizzy, drowsy, tired; can't concentrate; insomnia,
nightmares; ringing in ears; mild skin rash; breast swelling (men or
women); decreased sex drive, impotence, difficulty having orgasm.
 
Busipirone
BuSpar
Other
Azapirone. Anti-anxiety. Not related
to benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or
other sedative/anxiolytic drugs. It is
a psychotropic drug with anxiolytic
properties; belongs to the class of
compounds known as
azaspirodecanediones.
Hypersensitivity to hydrochloride
Anger/hostility; blurred vision; confusion; decreased concentration;
depression; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth;
excitement; fatigue; headache; lightheadedness; nausea;
nervousness; numbness; sleeplessness; stomach pain; weakness.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness
in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); abnormal
muscle movements; difficulty moving.
 
Chlorazepate
Tranxene
Benzo-
diazepine
Treating nervousness or anxiety,
seizures, and alcohol withdrawal.
Acute narrow angle glaucoma.
Blurred vision; clumsiness; confusion; dizziness; drowsiness; dry
mouth; headache; lightheadedness; nervousness; stomach upset;
unsteadiness; unusual weakness. Severe allergic reactions (rash;
hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the
mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
 
Chlordiazepoxid
e
Librium
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety, nervousness, tension from
anxiety disorders. Also to reduce
symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, children,
myesthenia gravis, shock, coma.
Don't take longer than a month - risk
of addiction.
Allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; throat closing; swelling of lips,
face, tongue; or hives); sores in mouth or throat;  yellowing of skin
or eyes; rash; hallucinations, severe confusion; vision changes,  
drowsy, dizzy,  clumsy; depressed; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,  
constipation; difficulty urinating; vivid dreams; headache; dry mouth;
decreased sex drive; changes in behavior. Habit-forming.
 
Citalopram
Celexa
SSRI
Major depressive disorder. Not for
bipolar (manic depressive) disorder.
Also used for OCD
(obsessive-compulsive disorder),  
though not FDA approved for it.
MAOI, pimozide.
Change in taste; decreased menstrual flow, painful periods;
diarrhea; dry mouth; ejaculation disorder; impotence; increased
sweating; loss of appetite; nausea; runny nose; tiredness, sinus
inflammation; tremor; upset stomach; weight loss or gain; allergic
reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest;
swelling of mouth, face, lips, or tongue); anxiety; cold sweat;
confusion; dizzy; fatigue; hostile; impulsive; irritable; lack of
concern; mania; mental/mood changes; panic attacks;
restlessness; seizures; shakiness; sleeplessness; sore throat or
fever; suicidal thoughts or behaviors; vision changes; worsening of
depression. May cause drowsiness.
 
Clomiprimine
Anafranil
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
OCD (obsessive-compulsive
disorder), arm burning,  
endogenous depression, hair pulling
syndrome, nail biting, panic attacks,
phobias, PMS, narcolepsy, to relieve
pain of arthritis, cancer, diabetic
disease, herpes lesions, migraines,
tension headaches, tic douloureux.
May decrease repetitive symptoms
of autisim.
MAOI, myocardial infarction
Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth;
headache; irritability; loss of appetite; nausea; nightmares;
sweating; tiredness; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness; weight
loss/gain. Allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of mouth, face, lips, tongue);
blurred vision or other vision changes; sex drive changes; chest
pain; confusion; decreased sexual ability; fainting; fever; flushing;
frequent or difficult urination; impulsive behavior or other unusual
changes in behavior; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; mental or
mood changes (eg, increased anxiety, mood swings, agitation,
irritability, nervous, restless); numbness or tingling of skin; panic
attacks; ringing in ears; seizures; severe dizziness or drowsiness;
sore throat; stomach pain; suicidal thinking or behavior; swelling of
testicles; tremor; trouble sleeping; trouble walking or balance;
twitching of face or tongue; uncontrolled movements or stiffness of
arms and legs; unusual bleeding or bruising; worsening of
depression; yellowing of skin, eyes.
 
Clonazepam
Klonopin Rivotril
Benzo-
diazepine
Anti-convulsant, sedative. Used to
treat seizures and panic disorder.
Liver disease, acute narrow angle
glaucoma.
Bed-wetting; clumsiness or unsteadiness; coated tongue;
confusion; constipation; depression; dizziness; drowsiness;
excessive daytime drowsiness; feeling of a whirling motion;
frequent urination at night; headache; increased saliva (spit);
lightheadedness; loss of appetite; runny nose; unusual weakness,
allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in
chest; swelling of mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggressive behavior;
attempted suicide; bizarre behavior; chest congestion; excessive
upper respiratory tract secretions; hallucinations; hostility; hysteria;
interrupted breathing; memory loss; pounding in chest; shortness
of breath; tremor.
 
Desipramine
Norpramin
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression. ADD.
MAOI, myocardial infarction.
Black tongue; changes in blood sugar levels; changes in sex drive;
changes in taste; confusion; diarrhea; dilated pupils; disorientation;
dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; enlarged breasts; flushing;
headache; heartburn; high blood pressure; increased appetite,
especially for sweets; increased eye pressure; nausea;
nightmares; numbness; painful ejaculation; pounding in the chest;
sensitivity to sunlight; sleeplessness; small red spots under the
skin; spontaneous flow of breast milk; stomach cramps; stomach
pain; sweating; swelling of the testicles; tingling; tiredness;
unpleasant taste; urinary problems, including excessive urination at
night; vomiting; weakness; weight gain, allergic reaction (rash;
hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of
mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision or other vision changes;
chest pain; constipation; delusions; difficulty speaking or
swallowing; eye pain; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; hair
loss; hallucinations; heart problems; impotence; irritability; loss of
balance; mood swings; muscle stiffness; nervous; restless; ringing
in ears; seizures; shakiness; sore throat or fever; twitching of face
or tongue; uncontrolled movements of arms or legs; unusual
bleeding or bruising; yellowing of skin or eyes.
 
Diazepam
Valium
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety disorders. Also to treat
agitation, shakiness, and
hallucinations during alcohol
withdrawal, to relieve muscle pain
Narrow angle glaucoma; and open
angle glaucoma
Clumsiness; dizziness; drowsiness; fatigue; headache; light-
headedness; unsteadiness; unusual weakness, allergic reactions
(rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of
mouth, face, lips, or tongue); hallucinations; increased muscle
spasms; stimulation; sudden rage; yellowing of skin or eyes.
 
Doxepin
Adapin, Aponal,
Sinequan,
Sinquan,
Triadapin, Zepin,
Zonalon
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, anxiety, chronic skin
disorder, itching, panic, peptic ulcer,
postprandial hypoglycemia, PTSD,
sleep disorder, to stop the cravings
of smoking, swelling, to decrease
nightly urination.
Glaucoma, urinary retention,
possibility of cross sensitivity with
other dibenzoxepines
Appetite loss; constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry
mouth; excess sweating; headache; heartburn; increased appetite;
indigestion; nausea; unpleasant taste; urinary retention; vomiting;
weakness; weight gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); abnormal movements; aggressive or bizarre behavior;
agitation; anxiety; blurred vision or other vision changes; chest pain;
constipation; difficulty speaking and swallowing; disorientation; eye
pain; fainting; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; hair loss;
hallucinations; hostility; irritability; loss of balance; mood swings;
nervousness or restlessness; panic attacks; ringing in the ears;
seizures; shakiness; sore throat or fever; trouble sleeping;
twitching of the face or tongue; unusual bleeding or bruising;
yellowing of  skin or eyes.
 
Escitalopram
Lexapro
SSRI
Anxiety, major depression.
MAOI, pimozide
Back pain; constipation; decreased sex drive; diarrhea; delay in
ejaculation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; impotence;
increased sweating; lack of orgasms in females; loss of appetite;
nausea; trouble sleeping; unusual fatigue; upset stomach; vomiting,
allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the
chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation;
anxiety; black or tarry stools; changes in amount of urine; chest
pain; hostility; impulsiveness; irritability; mania; muscle cramps;
painful or prolonged erection; panic attacks; restlessness;
seizures; sleeplessness; stomach pain; suicidal thoughts; thoughts
of hurting yourself; uncontrolled movements (tremors); unusual
bleeding or bruising; unusual or severe mental/mood changes;
unusually fast or slow heartbeat; vision changes; vomit that looks
like coffee grounds; worsening of depression.
 
Fluoxetine
Prozac
SSRI
Major depression. Also forOCD
(obsessive-compulsive disorder),
bulimia, other eating disorders,
obesity. Also for panic disorder,
including panic with agoraphobia.
MAOI, Thioridazine
Abnormal dreams; abnormal thinking; abnormal vision; anxiety;
carpal tunnel syndrome; changes in sex drive; changes in weight;
constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth;
ejaculatory delay; erectile dysfunction; fever; flu syndrome; gas;
headache; indigestion; infection; itching; joint pain; loss of appetite;
nausea; nervousness; pain; painful or prolonged erection; runny
nose; sleeplessness; sore throat; stomach pain; sweating; swelling;
vomiting; weakness; weight loss; yawning, allergic reactions (rash;
hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the
mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bleeding; bizarre behavior; fever;
mental or mood changes; pounding in the chest; seizures; suicidal
thoughts or behaviors; tremors; worsening of depression.
 
Flurazepam
Dalmane
Benzodiazepine
Insomnia
Pregnancy
Clumsiness; dizzy; excessively drowsy; falling; headache;
lightheadedness; staggering; unsteadiness; unusual weakness,
allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in
chest; swelling of  mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain;
disorientation; lethargy; severe sedation.
 
Fluvoxamine
Luvox
SSRI
Depression, OCD
(obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Co-administration of thioridazine,
terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride,
pimozide, alosetron or tizanidine
with fluvoxamine maleate,
breastfeeding
Constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; nausea; trouble in
sleeping; unusual tiredness; vomiting, abdominal pain; change in
sense of taste; decreased appetite; diarrhea; dryness of mouth;
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings; feeling of fast
or irregular heartbeat; frequent urination; heartburn; increased
sweating; trembling or shaking; unusual weight gain or loss
 
Hydroxyzine
Atarax, Vistaril
Other
Antihistamine. Common anxiety and
tension and, combined with other
meds, to treat anxiety re physical
illness. Also relieves allergic itching.
Can be a sedative before and after
general anesthesia.
Pregnancy
Drowsiness; dry mouth, allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); involuntary movements.
 
Imipramine
Janimine,
Tofranil
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression. Affects chemicals in
the brain.
MAOI, hepatic or renal damage,
history of blood dyscrasias,
myocardial infarction, convulsive
disorders, glaucoma.
Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; excitement; headache;
impotence; nausea; nightmares; pupil dilation; sensitivity to
sunlight; sweating; tiredness; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness;
weight loss or gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of mouth, face, lips, or
tongue); blurred vision or other vision changes; changes in sex
drive; chest pain; confusion; constipation; fainting; fever; frequent or
difficult urination; hallucinations; impulsive behavior or other
unusual changes in behavior; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; jaw,
neck, or muscle spasms; mental or mood changes (eg, increased
anxiety, mood swings, agitation, irritability, nervousness,
restlessness); panic attacks; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe
dizziness or drowsiness; sore throat; stomach pain; suicidal
thinking or behavior; swelling of testicles; tremor; trouble sleeping;
trouble walking or keeping your balance; twitching of the face or
tongue; uncontrolled movements of arms and legs or stiffness;
unusual bleeding or bruising; worsening of depression; yellowing of
skin or eyes.
 
Isocarboxazid
Marplan
MAOI
Atypical depression. Treating
short-term (up to 6 weeks)
depression in patients who do not
respond to other medications.
Severe dietary restrictions.
MAOI, dibenzazepine derivatives;
sympathomimetics (incl.
amphetamines); central nervous
system depressants (incl. narcotics,
alcohol). Antihypertensive, diuretic,
antihistaminic, sedative or
anesthetic drugs, buproprion HCL,
buspirone HCL, dextromethorphan,
cheese or other foods with a high
tyramine content; excessive
caffeine. Cerebrovascular defect.
Cardiovascular disease,
hypertension, history of headache.
Abnormal skin sensations; anxiety; blurred vision; chills;
constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; fainting;
forgetfulness; frequent urination; headache; heavy feeling;
hyperactivity; inability to urinate; lack of energy; lightheadedness
when rising from a seated or lying position; muscle jerks; nausea;
sedation; sleep disturbance; sleeplessness; tremors; upset
stomach allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing;
tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
agitation; chest pain; cold, clammy skin; difficulty sleeping; fast or
irregular heartbeat; feelings of irritability or hostility; impotence;
impulsive behavior or other unusual change in behavior; nausea;
neck stiffness; panic attacks; pounding in the chest; sensitivity to
light; severe headache; severe high blood pressure; severe
nervousness or anxiety; severe restlessness; suicidal thoughts or
behaviors; sweating; tightness in throat or chest; vomiting; widened
pupils; worsening depression; yellowing of eyes or skin.
 
Lorazapam
Alpazam,
Ativan
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety, agitation, irritability;
insomnia,  mania/ schizophrenia.
Also intravenous sedative, for
nervous tension or anxiety before
surgery.
Acute narrow-angle glaucoma.
Clumsiness; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; lightheadedness;
unsteadiness; weakness, allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); memory loss.
 
Maprotiline
Ludiomil
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression, feelings of sadness,
worthlessness, guilt; loss of
interest in daily activities; changes
in appetite; tiredness; sleeping too
much; insomnia; thoughts of death
or suicide.
Convulsive disorders, severe hepatic
or renal damage or a history of
severe blood dyscrasias, narrow
angle glaucoma, urinary retention,
myocardial infarction
Skin rash, redness, swelling, or itching; constipation (severe);
nausea or vomiting; shakiness or trembling; seizures (convulsions);
unusual excitement; weight loss, breast enlargement-in males and
females; confusion (esp. the elderly); difficulty urinating; fainting;
hallucinations; inappropriate secretion of milk-in females; irregular
heartbeat; sore throat, fever; swelling of testicles; yellow eyes or
skin; convulsions (seizures); dizziness (severe); drowsiness
(severe); fast or irregular heartbeat; fever; muscle stiffness or
weakness (severe); restlessness or agitation; trouble in breathing;
vomiting
 
Mirtazapine
Remeron
Other
Depression, sadness, guilt,  
worthlessness; loss of interest in
daily activities; changes in appetite;
tiredness; sleeping too much;
insomnia; thoughts of death or
suicide.
MAOI, may potentiate sedative
effects of benzodiazapines,
pregnancy, breastfeeding.
Abnormal dreams; abnormal thinking; constipation; dizziness;
drowsiness; dry mouth; flu symptoms; increased appetite;
weakness; weight gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); decreased ability to fight infection (fever, chills, sore
throat); mental or mood changes; mouth sores; thoughts of hurting
yourself; tremors; worsening of depression.
 
Nortriptyline
Aventyl, Pamelor
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression.  Also used to treat
chronic hives, premenstrual
depression, attention deficit
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in
children, and bedwetting.
MAOI, myocardial infarction,
cross-sensitivity with other
dibenzazapines.
Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; excitement; headache;
impotence; nausea; nightmares; pupil dilation; sensitivity to
sunlight; sweating; tiredness; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness;
weight loss or gain; allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of mouth, face, lips, or
tongue); blurred vision or other vision changes; changes in sex
drive; chest pain; confusion; constipation; fainting; fever; frequent or
difficult urination; hallucinations; impulsive behavior or other
unusual changes in behavior; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; jaw,
neck, or muscle spasms; mental or mood changes (eg, increased
anxiety, mood swings, agitation, irritability, nervousness,
restlessness); panic attacks; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe
dizziness or drowsiness; sore throat; stomach pain; suicidal
thinking or behavior; swelling of the testicles; tremor; trouble
sleeping; trouble walking or keeping your balance; twitching of the
face or tongue; uncontrolled movements of arms and legs or
stiffness; unusual bleeding or bruising; worsening of depression;
yellowing of skin or eyes.
 
Olanzapine
Zyprexa
Other
Booster. To treat psychotic mental
disorders, such as schizophrenia,
bipolar disorder, and agitation that
occurs with schizophrenia and
bipolar mania. Not for dementia.
Diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia,
dementia.
Dizziness, somnolence, dry mouth, dyspepsia, constipation,  
personality disorder, increased appetite, weight gain, akathisia,
asthenia, tremor, postural hypotension.
 
Oxazepam
Serax
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety. Alcohol withdrawal.
Psychosis
Clumsiness; dizziness; excessive daytime drowsiness; feeling of a
whirling motion; headache; lightheadedness; unsteadiness, allergic
reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest;
swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; excitation;
fainting; severe drowsiness; unusual weakness.
 
Paroxetine
Paxil
SSRI
Depression, OCD (obsessive-
compulsive disorder), generalized
and social anxiety disorders,
posttraumatic stress disorder,
panic disorders with or without fear
of open or public places.
MAOI, thioridazine, pimozide.
Abnormal dreams; abnormal ejaculation; abnormal skin sensations;
blurred vision; constipation; decreased appetite; decreased sexual
desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth;
fatigue; headache; impotence; nausea; nervousness; painful period;
runny nose; sleepiness; sore throat; stomach pain; sweating;
vomiting; weakness; weight loss; yawning, allergic reactions (rash;
hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the
mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black or bloody stools; chest pain;
confusion; extreme mood swings; fever, chills, or persistent sore
throat; hallucinations; heart problems; fast or irregular heartbeat;
mental or mood changes; new or worsening agitation, anxiety,
panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility,
sleeplessness, exaggerated feeling of well being, or inability to sit
still; pounding in the chest; prolonged, painful erection; suicidal
thoughts or attempts; tremors; unexplained shivering; unusual
bleeding or bruising; urinary changes; seizures; vision changes;
worsening of depression.
 
Phenelzine
Nardil
MAOI
Atypical depression. Severe dietary
restrictions. Treating depression in
patients who do not respond well to
other medicines.
Not for use with peochromocytoma,
congestive heart failure, history of
liver disease, or abnormal liver
function tests.
Changes in sexual function; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness;
headache; sleeping problems; tiredness; tremors; twitching;
unusual muscle movements; upset stomach; weakness; weight
gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing;
tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
agitation; changes in heartbeat; chest pain; difficulty sleeping;
feelings of irritability or hostility; impulsive behavior or other
unusual changes in behavior; mental or mood changes; nausea;
neck stiffness; panic attacks; severe anxiety or nervousness;
severe headache; severe restlessness; suicidal thoughts or
behaviors; urination problems; vomiting; worsening feelings of
depression.
 
Proriptyline
Vivactil
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression
MAOI, glaucoma, myocardial
infarction, congestive heart
failure,urinary retention, pregnancy,
breastfeeding
Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; excitement; headache;
impotence; nausea; nightmares; pupil dilation; sensitivity to
sunlight; sweating; tiredness; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness;
weight loss or gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of mouth, face, lips, or
tongue); blurred vision or other vision changes; changes in sex
drive; chest pain; confusion; constipation; fainting; fever; frequent or
difficult urination; hallucinations; impulsive behavior or other
unusual changes in behavior; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; jaw,
neck, or muscle spasms; mental or mood changes; panic attacks;
ringing in ears; seizures; severe dizziness or drowsiness; sore
throat; stomach pain; suicidal thinking or behavior; swelling of the
testicles; tremor; trouble sleeping; trouble walking or keeping
balance; twitching of face or tongue; uncontrolled movements of
arms and legs or stiffness; unusual bleeding or bruising; worsening
of depression; yellowing of skin or eyes.
 
Quetiapine
Seroquel
Other
Booster. Anti-psychotic. To treat
symptoms of psychotic conditions,
incl. hallucinations, delusions,
confusion.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding,
ketoconazole, suicidal impulses,
Alzheimer's, diabetes, heart disease,
liver disease, low blood pressure or
problems with fainting or dizziness,
problems swallowing, or seizures
Agitation; back pain; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry
mouth; headache; indigestion; runny nose; sore throat; stomach
pain; weakness; weight gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching;
difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); altered mental abilities, including lack of response to
your surroundings; high blood sugar (eg, thirst, increased urination,
confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, fruity breath odor);
increased or irregular heartbeat; involuntary, uncontrolled muscle
movements; lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying
position; muscle stiffness; sweating; tremor; unexplained fever;
vision changes.
 
Risperidone
Risperdal
Other
Booster. Antipsychotic.  Used for
schizophrenia, bipolar disorder
(manic depression). Also for  
autistic children to treat irritability.
Not for dementia.
Pregnant, breast-feeding, history of
heart attack or ischemia, heart
failure, irregular heartbeat; history of
stroke, high or low blood pressure,
dehydration, Alzheimer's,  dementia,
trouble swallowing, breast cancer,
Parkinson's kidney or liver
problems, history of neuroleptic
malignant syndrome (NMS), suicidal
thoughts or attempts, diabetes or
family history of diabetes, obesity,
exposure to extreme heat
Agitation; anxiety; constipation; coughing; diarrhea; difficulty
concentrating; dizziness; drowsiness; dry skin; fatigue; headache;
increased dreams; increased salivation; indigestion; joint pain;
nausea; nervousness; runny nose; sleeplessness; stomach pain;
toothache; vomiting; weight gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives;
itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the
mouth, face, lips, or tongue); aggressive behavior; altered mental
abilities, including lack of response to your surroundings; change in
urination; chest pain; confusion; decreased sexual ability or desire;
difficulty swallowing; enlarged breasts; fainting; fast or irregular
heartbeat; fever; increased thirst; loss of coordination;
mental/mood changes; missed menstrual period; muscle rigidness
or stiffness; numbness in the face, arms, or legs; one-sided
weakness; prolonged painful erection; seizures; severe dizziness;
slurred speech; sudden severe headache; thoughts of suicide;
unusual breast milk production; unusual or uncontrolled muscle
movements; unusual sweating; vision changes; weakness.
 
Sertraline
Zoloft
SSRI
Depression, obsessive- compulsive
disorder, panic disorder, anxiety
disorders, post-traumatic stress
disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual
dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
MAOI, anorexiants (eg, fenfluramine,
phentermine), dextromethorphan, H1
antagonists (eg, astemizole,
terfenadine), nefazodone, pimozide,
selegiline, sibutramine, St. John's
wort, thioridazine, tramadol, or
tryptophan
Abnormal skin sensation; agitation; anxiety; changes in vision;
constipation; decreased sex drive; decreased sexual ability;
diarrhea/loose stools; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; failure to
ejaculate; gas; headache; hot flushes; increased sweating;
indigestion; loss of appetite; nausea; nervousness; pain; rash;
sleeplessness; sore throat; stomach pain; tiredness; tremor;
vomiting; weight loss, allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); bizarre behavior; black or bloody stools; chest pain;
fever; inability to control bladder; muscle disorder; new or
worsening agitation, anxiety, panic attacks, aggressiveness,
impulsiveness, irritability, hostility, sleeplessness, exaggerated
feeling of well being, or inability to sit still; persistent, painful
erection; pounding in the chest; seizures; suicidal thoughts or
attempts; tremor; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual or rapid
weight gain; unusual or severe mental or mood changes; vision
changes; worsening of depression.
 
Temazepam
Restoril
Benzo-
diazepine
Anxiety. Causing drowsiness to aid
in falling asleep.
Benzodiazepines, myasthenia gravis,
pregnancy, breastfeeding.
Anxiety; clumsiness or unsteadiness; daytime drowsiness;
dizziness; fatigue; feeling of hangover; headache; lightheadedness;
nausea; nervousness; sluggishness; unusual weakness, allergic
reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest;
swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
 
Tranylcypromine
Parnate
MAOI
Atypical depression. Watch patient
closely for worsening of symptoms,
suicidal thoughts and behavior, or
unusual behavior changes
Cerebrovascular defects or
disorders, hypertension;
pheochromocytoma;
history of stroke, heart disease,
congestive heart failure, brain
disease, headaches, liver disease or
abnormal liver function tests, high
blood pressure, pheochromocytoma
surgery, foods with high tyramine
content (eg, aged cheeses, sour
cream, red wines, beer, bologna,
pepperoni, salami, summer
sausage, pickled herring, liver, meat
prepared with tenderizers, canned
figs, raisins, bananas, avocados, soy
sauce, fava beans, yeast extracts),
alcohol, large quantities of caffeine
(coffee, tea, chocolate, or cola)
amphetamine (eg, methylphenidate),
anesthetic, anorexiant (eg,
dexfenfluramine), antihistamine (eg,
loratadine), apraclonidine,
brimonidine, bupropion, buspirone,
carbamazepine, certain herbal
products (eg, ma huang),
cyclobenzaprine, dextromethorphan,
dibenzazepine, a diuretic (eg,
hydrochlorothiazide), entacapone,
indoramin, medicines for Parkinson
disease (eg, levodopa), meperidine,
a narcotic (eg, codeine), nefazodone,
papaverine, a selective serotonin
reuptake inhibitor (SSRIs) (eg,
fluoxetine, citalopram), a serotonin
norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor
(SNRIs) (eg, duloxetine), a sedative,
sibutramine, a sympathomimetic
(eg, methylphenidate,
pseudoephedrine), tolcapone,
tramadol, a tricyclic antidepressant
(eg, amitriptyline, doxepin), a triptan
(eg, sumatriptan, zolmitriptan), or
another MAO inhibitor (eg,
phenelzine)
Blurred vision; constipation; diarrhea; drowsiness; dry mouth;
stomach pain; tremors; upset stomach; weakness, allergic
reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest;
swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); agitation or anxiety;
bizarre behavior; changes in heart rate; chest pain; difficulty
sleeping; dilated pupils; dizziness; feelings of irritability and hostility;
headache; impulsive behavior or other unusual changes in
behavior; nausea; panic attacks; pounding in the chest; sensitivity
to sunlight; severe nervousness or anxiety; severe restlessness;
sleeplessness; sore or stiff neck; sweating (sometimes with fever
or cold, clammy skin); thoughts of suicide; vomiting; worsening
feelings of depression.
 
Triazolam
Halcion
Benzo-
diazepine
Sleeping pill, used to induce sleep
and cause relaxation.
Pregnancy, ketoconazole,
itraconazole, nefazodone, severe
mental disorder, angle-closure
glaucoma, severe liver disease,
clozapine, delavirdine, efavirenz, HIV
protease inhibitors (eg, ritonavir),
itraconazole, ketoconazole,
nefazodone, or sodium oxybate (GHB)
Clumsiness or unsteadiness; daytime drowsiness; dizziness;
fatigue; feeling of hangover; headache; lightheadedness; nausea;
nervousness; sluggishness; unusual weakness, allergic reactions
(rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of
the mouth, face, lips, or tongue) aggressiveness; chest pain; fast
heartbeat; hallucinations; increased anxiety; memory loss; mental
or mood changes; new or worsening depression; slurred speech;
suicidal thoughts; unusual thoughts or behavior; urinary changes;
vision changes; worsening trouble sleeping; yellowing of the eyes
or skin.
 
Trimipramine
maleate
Surmontil
Tricyclic
Anti-
depressant
Depression
MAOI, myocardial infarction,
cross-sensitivity with
dibenzazepines.
Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; excitement; headache;
impotence; nausea; nightmares; pupil dilation; sensitivity to
sunlight; sweating; tiredness; upset stomach; vomiting; weakness;
weight loss or gain, allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); blurred vision or other vision changes; changes in sex
drive; chest pain; confusion; constipation; fainting; fever; frequent or
difficult urination; hallucinations; impulsive behavior or other
unusual changes in behavior; fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; jaw,
neck, or muscle spasms; mental or mood changes; panic attacks;
ears ringing; seizures; severe dizziness or drowsiness; sore throat;
stomach pain; suicidal thinking or behavior; swelling of the
testicles; tremor; trouble sleeping; trouble walking or keeping your
balance; twitching of face or tongue; uncontrolled movements of
arms and legs or stiffness; unusual bleeding or bruising; worsening
of depression; yellowing of skin or eyes.
 
Venlafaxine
Effexor
Other
Depression e.g. changes in appetite,
sleep habits, mind/body
coordination; decreased sex drive,
increased fatigue, feelings of guilt
or worthlessness, difficulty
concentrating, slowed thinking,
suicidal thoughts.
MAOI, cyproheptadine,
dextromethorphan, fenfluramine,
l-tryptophan, phenothiazines (eg,
thioridazine), sibutramine, or St.
John's wort
Change in sexual function; constipation; decreased appetite;
dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; nausea;
nervousness; tremor; weakness; weight loss, allergic reactions
(rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of
the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; high blood pressure;
mental or mood changes; new or worsening agitation, anxiety,
panic attacks, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, irritability, hostility,
sleeplessness, exaggerated feeling of well being, or inability to sit
still; seizures; severe or persistent headache or dizziness; thoughts
of hurting yourself or other people; worsening depression.
 
DISCLAIMER: This info is not official, it is for conversational purposes only. The info
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PTSD Medications - listed by generic name
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SSRI
Tricyclic
MAOI
Benzodiazepine
Other
Clumsiness; dizzy; excessively drowsy; falling; headache; lightheadedness;
staggering; unsteadiness; unusual weakness, allergic reactions (rash;
hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling of  mouth, face, lips,
or tongue); chest pain; disorientation; lethargy; severe sedation.
Co-administration of
thioridazine, terfenadine,
astemizole, cisapride, pimozide,
alosetron or tizanidine with
fluvoxamine maleate,
breastfeeding