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Medications for Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental condition that causes both a loss of contact with reality (psychosis) and mood problems.

Drugs used to treat Schizoaffective Disorder

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
Seroquel 7.3 53 reviews for Seroquel to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
quetiapine systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Abilify 5.5 90 reviews for Abilify to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
aripiprazole systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Geodon 5.9 64 reviews for Geodon to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
ziprasidone systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Invega 5.2 99 reviews for Invega to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
paliperidone systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
quetiapine 6.8 87 reviews for quetiapine to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
quetiapine systemic
Brand names:
Seroquel, Seroquel XR
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Risperdal 6.0 28 reviews for Risperdal to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
risperidone systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
risperidone 5.4 51 reviews for risperidone to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
risperidone systemic
Brand name:
Risperdal
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
lamotrigine Off-label 8.5 25 reviews for lamotrigine to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
lamotrigine systemic
Drug class:
triazine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
olanzapine Off-label 6.0 75 reviews for olanzapine to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
olanzapine systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
lithium 8.4 11 reviews for lithium to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx D N X
Generic name:
lithium systemic
Brand name:
Lithobid
Drug class:
antimanic agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Prozac 7.0 4 reviews for Prozac to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
fluoxetine systemic
Drug class:
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
aripiprazole 5.5 100 reviews for aripiprazole to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
aripiprazole systemic
Brand name:
Abilify
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
fluoxetine 8.5 7 reviews for fluoxetine to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
fluoxetine systemic
Brand name:
Prozac
Drug class:
selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Seroquel XR 5.6 16 reviews for Seroquel XR to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
quetiapine systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Tegretol 9.0 2 reviews for Tegretol to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx D N X
Generic name:
carbamazepine systemic
Drug class:
dibenzazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
carbamazepine 9.5 3 reviews for carbamazepine to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx D N X
Generic name:
carbamazepine systemic
Brand names:
Tegretol, Epitol, Carbatrol, Tegretol XR
Drug class:
dibenzazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
lurasidone Off-label 8.9 28 reviews for lurasidone to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx B N X
Generic name:
lurasidone systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
ziprasidone 6.0 75 reviews for ziprasidone to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
ziprasidone systemic
Brand name:
Geodon
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Lithobid 9.5 2 reviews for Lithobid to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx D N X
Generic name:
lithium systemic
Drug class:
antimanic agents
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
paliperidone 4.8 207 reviews for paliperidone to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
paliperidone systemic
Brand names:
Invega, Invega Sustenna
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Invega Sustenna 4.3 75 reviews for Invega Sustenna to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx C N X
Generic name:
paliperidone systemic
Drug class:
atypical antipsychotics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
valproic acid Off-label 7.7 6 reviews for valproic acid to treat Schizoaffective Disorder
Rx D N X
Generic name:
valproic acid systemic
Drug class:
fatty acid derivative anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Epitol Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
carbamazepine systemic
Drug class:
dibenzazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Carbatrol Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
carbamazepine systemic
Drug class:
dibenzazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Tegretol XR Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
carbamazepine systemic
Drug class:
dibenzazepine anticonvulsants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects

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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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