VI. MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL



ACTION: These medications may work by a variety of ways to increase, decrease, or eliminate selective nerve transmissions.

USE: Follow your doctor's directions for use of these medications. DO NOT STOP taking these medications without the consent of your doctor. Some of these medications may require several days or weeks of use before a desired effect may be recognized.

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND PRECAUTIONS: CAUTION: THESE MEDICATIONS MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS. Use of these medications with alcohol, other medications, or alone may reduce your ability to use machinery or operate a motor vehicle. Some of these medications may be habit forming, if you exceed the recommended dosage or take them longer than they are prescribed for. Some common side effects are dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, blurred vision, dry mouth, and constipation. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience muscle spasms or severe agitation, tremors, slurred speech, or confusion. If you experience any other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor.

A. Sedatives, Tranquilizers, and Sleeping Pills

Alprazolam (Xanax)

Buspirone (BuSpar)

Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)

Clonazepam (Klonopin)

Diazepam (Valium)

Flurazepam (Dalmane)

Lorazepam (Ativan)

Temazepan (Restoril)

Triazolam (Halcion)

B. Antidepressants

Amitriptyline (Elavil)

Bupropion (Wellbutrin)

Desipramine (Norpramin)

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

Fluvoxamine (Luvox)

Imipramine (Tofranil)

Nefazodone (Serzone)

Nortriptyline (Pamelor)

Paroxetine (Paxil)

Phenelzine (Nardil)

Sertraline (Zoloft)

Venlafaxine (Effexor)

C. Antipsychotics

Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)

Clozapine (Clozaril)

Fluphenazine (Prolixin)

Haloperidol (Haldol)

Risperidone (Risperdal)

Thioridazine (Mellaril)

Thiothixene (Navane)

Trifluoperazine (Stelazine)

D. Anticonvulsants

Carbamazepine (Tegretol)

Clonazepam (Klonopin)

Clorazepate Dipotassium (Tranxene)

Diazepam (Valium)

Phenobarbital Phenytoin (Dilantin)

Primidone (Mysoline)

Valproic Acid (Depakene)



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