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Medications for Depression - Page 3

The medications listed below are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Abilify MyCite Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
aripiprazole systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide 9.6 5 reviews for amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide to treat Depression
Rx N 4 X
Generic name:
amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide systemic
Drug class:
psychotherapeutic combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
fluvoxamine Off-label 6.6 34 reviews for fluvoxamine to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
fluvoxamine systemic
Drug class:
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
l-methylfolate 7.6 138 reviews for l-methylfolate to treat Depression
Rx/OTC N N
Generic name:
l-methylfolate systemic
Brand names:
Deplin, XaQuil XR, L-Methylfolate Forte
Drug class:
vitamins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
lisdexamfetamine Off-label 8.5 29 reviews for lisdexamfetamine to treat Depression
Rx C 2 X
Generic name:
lisdexamfetamine systemic
Drug class:
CNS stimulants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Methylin ER 9.5 2 reviews for Methylin ER to treat Depression
Rx C 2 X
Generic name:
methylphenidate systemic
Drug class:
CNS stimulants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Nardil 8.3 108 reviews for Nardil to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
phenelzine systemic
Drug class:
monoamine oxidase inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Norpramin 9.8 5 reviews for Norpramin to treat Depression
Rx N N X
Generic name:
desipramine systemic
Drug class:
tricyclic antidepressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Parnate 8.5 98 reviews for Parnate to treat Depression
Rx N N X
Generic name:
tranylcypromine systemic
Drug class:
monoamine oxidase inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Paxil CR 7.4 14 reviews for Paxil CR to treat Depression
Rx D N X
Generic name:
paroxetine systemic
Drug class:
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
phenelzine 8.5 138 reviews for phenelzine to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
phenelzine systemic
Brand name:
Nardil
Drug class:
monoamine oxidase inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Remeron SolTab 9.8 5 reviews for Remeron SolTab to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
mirtazapine systemic
Drug class:
tetracyclic antidepressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Symbyax 9.1 19 reviews for Symbyax to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
fluoxetine / olanzapine systemic
Drug class:
psychotherapeutic combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
vilazodone 6.0 622 reviews for vilazodone to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
vilazodone systemic
Brand name:
Viibryd
Drug class:
miscellaneous antidepressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
amoxapine 9.8 5 reviews for amoxapine to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
amoxapine systemic
Drug class:
tricyclic antidepressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
atomoxetine Off-label 7.1 8 reviews for atomoxetine to treat Depression
Rx C N
Generic name:
atomoxetine systemic
Drug class:
adrenergic uptake inhibitors for ADHD
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
brexpiprazole 7.0 166 reviews for brexpiprazole to treat Depression
Rx N X
Generic name:
brexpiprazole systemic
Brand name:
Rexulti
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
clomipramine Off-label 6.8 42 reviews for clomipramine to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
clomipramine systemic
Drug class:
tricyclic antidepressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Emsam 7.9 33 reviews for Emsam to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
selegiline systemic
Drug class:
monoamine oxidase inhibitors, dopaminergic antiparkinsonism agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
fluoxetine / olanzapine 7.9 26 reviews for fluoxetine / olanzapine to treat Depression
Rx C N X
Generic name:
fluoxetine / olanzapine systemic
Brand name:
Symbyax
Drug class:
psychotherapeutic combinations
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
imipramine 6.7 31 reviews for imipramine to treat Depression
Rx N N X
Generic name:
imipramine systemic
Brand name:
Tofranil
Drug class:
tricyclic antidepressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
ketamine Off-label 7.6 29 reviews for ketamine to treat Depression
Rx N 3 X
Generic name:
ketamine systemic
Drug class:
general anesthetics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Pamelor 4.4 12 reviews for Pamelor to treat Depression
Rx N N X
Generic name:
nortriptyline systemic
Drug class:
tricyclic antidepressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
tranylcypromine 8.4 119 reviews for tranylcypromine to treat Depression
Rx N N X
Generic name:
tranylcypromine systemic
Brand name:
Parnate
Drug class:
monoamine oxidase inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Zyprexa Zydis Rate Add review
Rx C N X
Generic name:
olanzapine systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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Alternative treatments for Depression

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Depression. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However, there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Depression.

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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