Depression Medications (Antidepressants)

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

 

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Abilify (aripiprazole) – used in combination with antidepressants

Adapin (doxepin)

Anafranil (clomipramine)

Aplenzin (bupropion)

Asendin (amoxapine)

Aventyl HCI (nortriptyline)

Celexa (citalopram)

Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Desyrel (trazodone)

Effexor XR (venlafaxine)

Emsam (selegiline)

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 atypical antipsychotic drug used in combination with antidepressants

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) -- with fluoxetine to make Symbyax, and may have value when added to other antidepressants to enhance their effects”

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on February 7, 2017
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