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Medications for Agitation

Drugs associated with Agitation

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Agitation: Agitation is an unpleasant state of extreme arousal. An agitated person may feel stirred up, excited, tense, confused, or irritable.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
risperidone Off Label Rx C N X 1 review
3.0

Generic name: risperidone systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
olanzapine Rx C N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: olanzapine systemic

Brand name:  Zyprexa Intramuscular

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zyprexa Intramuscular Rx C N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: olanzapine systemic

Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Triavil Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: amitriptyline / perphenazine systemic

Drug class: psychotherapeutic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
citalopram Off Label Rx C N X 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: citalopram systemic

Drug class: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
amitriptyline / perphenazine Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: amitriptyline / perphenazine systemic

Brand names:  Triavil, Etrafon, Duo-Vil, Etrafon Forte

Drug class: psychotherapeutic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
loxapine Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: loxapine systemic

Brand name:  Adasuve

Drug class: miscellaneous antipsychotic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Adasuve Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: loxapine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antipsychotic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Etrafon Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: amitriptyline / perphenazine systemic

Drug class: psychotherapeutic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Duo-Vil Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: amitriptyline / perphenazine systemic

Drug class: psychotherapeutic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Etrafon Forte Rx N N X Add review Add

Generic name: amitriptyline / perphenazine systemic

Drug class: psychotherapeutic combinations

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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