Law Enforcement Guide to Psychotropic Medications

Compiled by the CT Alliance to Benefit Law Enforcement, Inc.

This publication was produced with the financial support of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services through the federal Byrne Grant Program and the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.

This list is only a guide to assist law enforcement officers in assessing potential needs of persons they may encounter during the performance of their duties. Mental health professionals should be consulted to determine actual needs of each individual.

The following list of medications are used to treat various forms of emotional and behavioral disorders. The most common disorders for which they are prescribed are indicated in the far right hand column.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of these medications are used to treat other conditions such as epilepsy or other seizure disorders. Many anti-psychotic medications are used to treat some mood disorders without any psychosis being present. Medications noted by an * asterisk such as benzodiazepines are potentially addictive.


Adult Psychotropic Medications

NAME GENERIC NAME TRADE NAME TYPE
Abilify aripiprazole Abilify Antipsychotic
Adapin doxepin Adapin Antidepressant
alprazolam alprazolam Xanax Antianxiety *
amitriptyline amitriptyline Elavil Antidepressant
amoxapine amoxapine Asendin Antidepressant
Anafranil clomipramine Anafranil Antidepressant
aripiprazole aripiprazole Abilify Antipsychotic
Asendin amoxapine Asendin Antidepressant
Ativan lorazepam Ativan Antianxiety *
Aventyl nortriptyline Aventyl Antidepressant
Azene clorazepate Azene Antianxiety *
bupropion bupropion Wellbutrin Antidepressant
BuSpar buspirone BuSpar Antianxiety
buspirone buspirone BuSpar Antianxiety
carbamazepine carbamazepine Tegretol Antimanic
Celexa citalopram
(SSRI)
Celexa Antidepressant
Centrax prazepam Centrax Antianxiety *
chlordiazepoxide chlordiazepoxide Librax, Libritabs, Librium Antianxiety *
chlorpromazine chlorpromazine Thorazine Antipsychotic
chlorprothixene chlorprothixene Taractan Antipsychotic
Cibalith-S lithium citrate Cibalith-S Antimanic
citalopram
(SSRI)
citalopram
(SSRI)
Celexa Antidepressant
clomipramine clomipramine Anafranil Antidepressant
clonazepam clonazepam Klonopin Antianxiety *
clorazepate clorazepate Azene, Tranxene Antianxiety *
clozapine clozapine Clozaril Antipsychotic
Clozaril clozapine Clozaril Antipsychotic
Depakote divalproex sodium
(valproic acid)
Depakote Antimanic
desipramine desipramine Norpramin, Pertofrane Antidepressant
Desyrel trazodone Desyrel Antidepressant
diazepam diazepam Valium Antianxiety *
divalproex sodium
(valproic acid)
divalproex sodium
(valproic acid)
Depakote Antimanic
doxepin doxepin Adapin, Sinequan Antidepressant
Effexor venlafaxine Effexor Antidepressant
Elavil amitriptyline Elavil Antidepressant
escitalopram
(SSRI)
escitalopram
(SSRI)
Lexapro Antidepressant
Eskalith lithium carbonate Eskalith Antimanic
fluoxetine fluoxetine Symbyax
(Prozac & Zyprexa)
Combo – Antipsychotic and Antidepressant
fluoxetine
(SSRI)
fluoxetine
(SSRI)
Prozac Antidepressant
fluphenazine fluphenazine Permitil, Prolixin Antipsychotic
fluvoxamine
(SSRI)
fluvoxamine
(SSRI)
Luvox Antidepressant
gabapentin gabapentin Neurontin Antimanic
Geodon ziprasidone Geodon Antipsychotic
halazepam halazepam Paxipam Antianxiety *
Haldol haloperidol Haldol Antipsychotic
haloperidol haloperidol Haldol Antipsychotic
imipramine imipramine Tofranil Antidepressant
isocarboxazid
(MAOI)
isocarboxazid
(MAOI)
Marplan Antidepressant
Klonopin clonazepam Klonopin Antianxiety *
Lamictal lamotrigine Lamictal Antimanic
lamotrigine lamotrigine Lamictal Antimanic
Lexapro escitalopram
(SSRI)
Lexapro Antidepressant
Librax chlordiazepoxide Librax Antianxiety *
Libritabs chlordiazepoxide Libritabs Antianxiety *
Librium chlordiazepoxide Librium Antianxiety *
Lidone molindone Lidone Antipsychotic
Lithane lithium carbonate Lithane Antimanic
lithium carbonate lithium carbonate Eskalith, Lithane, Lithobid Antimanic
lithium citrate lithium citrate Cibalith-S Antimanic
Lithobid lithium carbonate Lithobid Antimanic
lorazepam lorazepam Ativan Antianxiety *
loxapine loxapine Loxitane Antipsychotic
Loxitane loxapine Loxitane Antipsychotic
Ludiomil maprotiline Ludiomil Antidepressant
Luvox fluvoxamine
(SSRI)
Luvox Antidepressant
maprotiline maprotiline Ludiomil Antidepressant
Marplan isocarboxazid
(MAOI)
Marplan Antidepressant
Mellaril thioridazine Mellaril Antipsychotic
mesoridazine mesoridazine Serentil Antipsychotic
mirtazapine mirtazapine Remeron Antidepressant
Moban molindone Moban Antipsychotic
molindone molindone Lidone, Moban Antipsychotic
Nardil phenelzine
(MAOI)
Nardil Antidepressant
Navane thiothixene Navane Antipsychotic
nefazodone nefazodone Serzone Antidepressant
Neurontin gabapentin Neurontin Antimanic
Norpramin desipramine Norpramin Antidepressant
nortriptyline nortriptyline Aventyl, Pamelor Antidepressant
olanzapine olanzapine Symbyax
(Prozac & Zyprexa)
Combo – Antipsychotic and Antidepressant
Orap pimozide Orap Antipsychotic
(for Tourette’s syndrome)
oxazepam oxazepam Serax Antianxiety *
Pamelor nortriptyline Pamelor Antidepressant
Parnate tranylcypromine
(MAOI)
Parnate Antidepressant
paroxetine
(SSRI)
paroxetine
(SSRI)
Paxil Antidepressant
Paxil paroxetine
(SSRI)
Paxil Antidepressant
Paxipam halazepam Paxipam Antianxiety *
Permitil fluphenazine Permitil Antipsychotic
Pertofrane desipramine Pertofrane Antidepressant
perphenazine perphenazine Trilafon Antipsychotic
phenelzine
(MAOI)
phenelzine
(MAOI)
Nardil Antidepressant
pimozide pimozide Orap Antipsychotic
(for Tourette’s syndrome)
prazepam prazepam Centrax Antianxiety *
Prolixin fluphenazine Prolixin Antipsychotic
protriptyline protriptyline Vivactil Antidepressant
Prozac fluoxetine
(SSRI)
Prozac Antidepressant
quetiapine quetiapine Seroquel Antipsychotic
Remeron mirtazapine Remeron Antidepressant
Risperdal risperidone Risperdal Antipsychotic
risperidone risperidone Risperdal Antipsychotic
Serax oxazepam Serax Antianxiety *
Serentil mesoridazine Serentil Antipsychotic
Seroquel quetiapine Seroquel Antipsychotic
sertraline
(SSRI)
sertraline
(SSRI)
Zoloft Antidepressant
Serzone nefazodone Serzone Antidepressant
Sinequan

Sonata

Doxepin

Zaleplon

Sinequan

Sonata

Antidepressant

Insomnia

Stelazine trifluoperazine Stelazine Antipsychotic
Surmontil trimipramine Surmontil Antidepressant
Symbyax fluoxetine & olanzapine Symbyax Combo – Antipsychotic and Antidepressant
Taractan chlorprothixene Taractan Antipsychotic
Tegretol carbamazepine Tegretol Antimanic
thioridazine thioridazine Mellaril Antipsychotic
thiothixene thiothixene Navane Antipsychotic
Thorazine chlorpromazine Thorazine Antipsychotic
Tofranil imipramine Tofranil Antidepressant
Topamax topimarate Topamax Antimanic
topimarate topimarate Topamax Antimanic
Tranxene clorazepate Tranxene Antianxiety *
tranylcypromine
(MAOI)
tranylcypromine
(MAOI)
Parnate Antidepressant
trazodone trazodone Desyrel Antidepressant
trifluoperazine trifluoperazine Stelazine Antipsychotic
trifluopromazine trifluopromazine Vesprin Antipsychotic
Trilafon perphenazine Trilafon Antipsychotic
trimipramine trimipramine Surmontil Antidepressant
Valium diazepam Valium Antianxiety *
valproic acid
(divalproex sodium)
valproic acid
(divalproex sodium)
Depakote Antimanic

Children’s Psychotropic Medications

NAME GENERIC NAME TRADE NAME AGE TYPE
Adderall amphetamine Adderall 3 + Stimulant
Adderall XR Amphetamine
(extended release)
Adderall XR 6 + Stimulant
amphetamine amphetamine Adderall 3 + Stimulant
Amphetamine
(extended release)
Amphetamine
(extended release)
Adderall XR 6 + Stimulant
Anafranil clomipramine Anafranil 10 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
(for OCD)
atomoxetine atomoxetine Strattera 6 + Non Stimulant for ADHD
bupropion bupropion Wellbutrin 18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
BuSpar buspirone BuSpar 18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
buspirone buspirone BuSpar 18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
carbamazepine carbamazepine Tegretol any
age
Mood Stabilizing
(for seizures)
Cibalith-S lithium citrate Cibalith-S 12 + Mood Stabilizing
clomipramine clomipramine Anafranil 10 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
(for OCD)
clozapine clozapine Clozaril
(atypical)
18 + Antipsychotic
Concerta Methylphenidate
(long acting)
Concerta 6 + Stimulant
Cylert* pemoline Cylert* 6 + Stimulant *Potential serious side effects -affecting liver – not ordinarily
considered as 1st line drug therapy for ADHD.
Depakote valproic acid Depakote 2 + Mood Stabilizing
(for seizures)
Dexedrine dextroamphetamine Dexedrine 3 + Stimulant
dexmethylphenidate dexmethylphenidate Focalin 6 + Stimulant
dextroamphetamine dextroamphetamine Dexedrine 3 + Stimulant
Dextrostat dextroamphetamine Dextrostat 3 + Stimulant
doxepin doxepin Sinequan 12 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
Effexor venlafaxine Effexor 18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
Eskalith lithium carbonate Eskalith 12 + Mood Stabilizing
fluoxetine fluoxetine Prozac
(SSRI)
18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
fluvoxamine fluvoxamine Luvox
(SSRI)
8 + Antidepressant-Antianxiety
(for OCD)
Focalin dexmethylphenidate Focalin 6 + Stimulant
Haldol haloperidol Haldol 3 + Antipsychotic
haloperidol haloperidol Haldol 3 + Antipsychotic
imipramine imipramine Tofranil 6 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
(for bedwetting)
lithium carbonate lithium carbonate Eskalith 12 + Mood Stabilizing
lithium carbonate lithium carbonate Lithobid 12 + Mood Stabilizing
lithium citrate lithium citrate Cibalith-S 12 + Mood Stabilizing
Lithobid lithium carbonate Lithobid 12 + Mood Stabilizing
Luvox
(SSRI)
fluvoxamine Luvox
(SSRI)
8 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
(for OCD)
Mellaril thioridazine Mellaril 2 + Antipsychotic
Metadate ER methylphenidate
(extended release)
Metadate ER 6 + Stimulant
methylphenidate methylphenidate Ritalin 6 + Stimulant
methylphenidate
(extended release)
methylphenidate
(extended release)
Metadate ER 6 + Stimulant
Methylphenidate
(long acting)
Methylphenidate
(long acting)
Concerta 6 + Stimulant
nefazodone nefazodone Serzone
(SSRI)
18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
olanzapine olanzapine Zyprexa
(atypical)
18 + Antipsychotic
Orap pimozide Orap 12 + Antipsychotic
(for Tourette's syndrome — Data for age 2+ indicate
similar safety profile)
paroxetine paroxetine Paxil
(SSRI)
18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
Paxil
(SSRI)
paroxetine Paxil
(SSRI)
18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
pemoline pemoline Cylert* 6 + Stimulant *Potential serious side effects -affecting liver – not ordinarily
considered as 1st-line drug therapy for ADHD.
pimozide pimozide Orap 12 + Antipsychotic
(for Tourette's syndrome — Data for age 2+ indicate
similar safety profile)
Prozac
(SSRI)
fluoxetine Prozac
(SSRI)
18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
quetiapine quetiapine Seroquel
(atypical)
18 + Antipsychotic
Risperdal
(atypical)
risperidone Risperdal
(atypical)
18 + Antipsychotic
risperidone risperidone Risperdal
(atypical)
18 + Antipsychotic
Ritalin methylphenidate Ritalin 6 + Stimulant
Seroquel
(atypical)
quetiapine Seroquel
(atypical)
18 + Antipsychotic
sertraline sertraline Zoloft
(SSRI)
6 + Antidepressant-Antianxiety
(for OCD)
Serzone
(SSRI)
nefazodone Serzone
(SSRI)
18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
Sinequan doxepin Sinequan 12 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
Strattera atomoxetine Strattera 6 + Non-stimulant for ADHD
Tegretol carbamazepine Tegretol any
age
Mood Stabilizing
(for seizures)
thioridazine thioridazine Mellaril 2 + Antipsychotic
Tofranil imipramine Tofranil 6 + Antidepressant-Antianxiety
(for bedwetting)
valproic acid valproic acid Depakote 2 + Mood Stabilizing
(for seizures)
venlafaxine venlafaxine Effexor 18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
Wellbutrin bupropion Wellbutrin 18 + Antidepressant/ Antianxiety
Zoloft
(SSRI)
sertraline Zoloft
(SSRI)
6 + Antidepressant-Antianxiety
(for OCD)
Zyprexa
(atypical)
olanzapine Zyprexa
(atypical)
18 + Antipsychotic