Depression Medications (Antidepressants)

The following are some of the depression medications (antidepressants) available in the U.S.:

 

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Abilify (aripiprazole) – an antipsychotic medication used in combination with an antidepressant

Adapin (doxepin)

Anafranil (clomipramine)

Aplenzin (bupropion)

Asendin (amoxapine)

Aventyl HCI (nortriptyline)

Celexa (citalopram)

Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Desyrel (trazodone)

Effexor XR (venlafaxine)

Emsam (selegiline) 

Esketamine (Spravato) 

Etrafon (perphenazine and amitriptyline)

Elavil (amitriptyline)

Endep (amitriptyline)

Fetzima (levomilnacipran)

Khedezla (desvenlafaxine)

Latuda (lurasidone) -- an atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat bipolar depression

Lamictal (lamotrigine) -- an anticonvulsant drug sometimes used to treat or prevent bipolar depression

Lexapro (escitalopram)

Limbitrol (amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide)

Marplan (isocarboxazid)

Nardil (phenelzine)

Norpramin (desipramine)

Oleptro (trazodone)

Pamelor (nortriptyline)

Parnate (tranylcypromine)

Paxil (paroxetine)

Pexeva (paroxetine)

Prozac (fluoxetine)

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)

Remeron (mirtazapine)

Sarafem (fluoxetine)

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) -- an antipsychotic medication used in combination with antidepressants for treating bipolar depression

Serzone (nefazodone)

Sinequan (doxepin)

Surmontil (trimipramine)

Symbyax (fluoxetine and the atypical antipsychotic drug olanzapine)

Tofranil (imipramine)

Triavil (perphenazine and amitriptyline)

Trintelllix (vortioxetine)

Viibryd (vilazodone)

Vivactil (protriptyline)

Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Zoloft (sertraline)

Zyprexa (olanzapine) -- an antipsychotic medication used in combination with an antidepressant

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari, MD on August 28, 2019
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