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6th Edition

Medication Fact Sheets, 6ed: A Behavioral Medication Reference for Educators

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Dean E Konopasek

  • Medication Fact Sheets, 6ed

130 pages
ISBN: 9780878227082

This newly revised edition serves as a handy and an easy-to-understand reference for non medical professionals. The author provides a brief overview of over 100 prescription medications. Each one-page, reproducible fact sheet identifies what the medication is for, what it does, potential side effects, dosages, and in what forms it is available. User-friendly appendixes separate medications by class, pregnancy risk, and controlled substance categories. This book is essential for teachers, counsellors, social workers, and psychologists who need a basic understanding of medications that are frequently used to treat students with psychiatric conditions such as ADHD, depression and other mood disorders, and anxiety. A CD providing PDFs of the fact sheets is included.

Cautionary Statement

Medication Fact Sheets is designed to provide a brief overview of medications used to treat psychiatric and behavioral conditions, as well as medications for seizure disorders. As such, it provides an abbreviated description of each medication. In the interest of providing a useful general reference for nonmedical professionals in an abbreviated format, not all uses, effects, precautions, side effects, or forms of administration can be described.

This reference is specifically NOT intended as a basis for prescribing medication or as a substitute for medical advice. Questions or concerns about the need for, effects, side effects, precautions, or dosage of any medication described in Medication Fact Sheets should be referred to the prescribing physician or other health care professional.

Table of Contents

Asterisked (*) medications are available only in generic form.


Abilify (Aripiprazole)

Adderall XR (Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine)

Adzenys XR-ODT (Amphetamine)

*Amitriptyline (formerly Elavil)

*Amoxapine (formerly Ascendin)

Anafranil (Clomipramine hydrochloride)

Aptensio XR (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Aristada (Aripiprazole lauroxil)

Ativan (Lorazepam)

Benadryl (Diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

*Benztropine (formerly Cogentin)

*Buspirone (formerly BuSpar)

Catapres (Clonidine hydrochloride)

Celexa (Citalopram hydrobromide)

Celontin (Methsuximide)

*Chlordiazepoxide/ (formerly Limbitrol)


*Chlorpromazine (formerly Thorazine)

Clozaril (Clozapine)

Concerta (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Cymbalta (Duloxetine hydrochloride)

Daytrana (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Depakene (Valproic acid)

Desoxyn (Methamphetamine hydrochloride)

Dexedrine (Dextroamphetamine sulfate)

Dilantin ( Phenytoin)

Effexor (Venlafaxine hydrochloride)

Eldepryl (Selegiline hydrochloride)

Evekeo (Amphetamine sulfate)

Fanapt (Iloperidone)

Felbatol (Felbamate)

Fetzima (Levomilnacipran)

*Fluphenazine (formerly Prolixin)

*Flurazepam (formerly Dalmane)

Focalin (Dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride)

Gabitril (Tiagabine hydrochloride)

Geodon (Ziprasidone hydrochloride)

Halcion (Triazolam)

*Haloperidol (formerly Haldol)

Intuniv (Guanfacine)

Invega (Paliperidone)

Kapvay (Clonidine hydrochloride)

Keppra (Levetiracetam)

Klonopin (Clonazepam)

Lamictal (Lamotrigine)

Latuda (Lurasidone hydrochloride)

Lexapro (Escitalopram Oxalate)

Librium (Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride)

Lithobid (Lithium carbonate)

*Loxapine (formerly Loxitane)

Luvox (Fluvoxamine maleate)

Marplan (Isocarboxazid)

*Meprobamate (formerly Miltown or Equanil)

Metadate (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Methylin (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Mysoline (Primidone)

Nardil (Phenelzine sulfate)

*Nefazodone (formerly Serzone)

Neurontin (Gabapentin)

Norpramin (Desipramine hydrochloride)

Nuplazid (Pimavanserin)

Orap (Pimozide)

*Oxazepam (formerly Serax)

Pamelor (Nortriptyline hydrochloride)

Parnate (Tranylcypromine sulfate)

Paxil (Paroxetine hydrochloride)

*Perphenazine (formerly Trilafon)

*Phenobarbital (Phenobarbital)

Potiga (Ezogabine)

Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine succinate)

*Prochlorperazine (formerly Compazine)

Prozac (Fluoxetine hydrochloride)

Quillivant (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Remeron (Mirtazapine)

Restoril (Temazepam)

Rexulti (Brexpiprazole)

Risperdal (Risperidone)

Ritalin (Methylphenidate hydrochloride)

Saphris (Asenapine)

Seroquel (Quetiapine fumarate)

Silenor (Doxepine hydrochloride)

Strattera (Atomoxetine hydrochloride)

Surmontil (Trimipramine maleate)

Symbyax (Olanzapine/Fluoxetine hydrochloride)

Tegretol (Carbamazepine)

*Thioridazine (formerly Mellaril)

*Thiothixene (formerly Navane)

Tofranil (Imipramine hydrochloride)

Topamax (Topiramate)

Tranxene (Clorazepate dipotassium)

*Trazodone (formerly Oleptro)

*Trifluoperazine (formerly Stelazine)

*Trihexyphenidyl (formerly Artane)

Trileptal (Oxcarbazepine)

Trintellix (Vortioxetine)

Valium (Diazepam)

Viibryd (Vilazodone hydrochloride)

Vimpat (Lacosamide)

Vistaril (Hydroxyzine pamoate)

Vivactil (Protriptyline hydrochloride)

Vraylar (Cariprazine)

Vyvanse (Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate)

Wellbutrin (Bupropion hydrochloride)

Xanax (Alprazolam)

Zarontin (Ethosuximide)

Zoloft (Sertraline hydrochloride)

Zyprexa (Olanzapine)

Appendix A: Medications by Class

Appendix B: FDA Pregnancy Risk Labeling

Appendix C: DEA Controlled Substance Schedule

Appendix D: Glossary of Pharmacology Terminology



About the Author

"I have used the former edition regularly as an easily read and understood medication reference guide. I have been awaiting the new edition, hoping it would include some of the newer mediations and I am happy to report that it does. . . . New medications are regularly introduced and older medications are being used for different purposes (i.e. atypical antipsychotics used as Bipolar mood stabilizers, SSRIs & SSNRIs becoming 1st choice anti-anxiety medications, etc.). . . . If you have minimal knowledge of psychopharmacology and need a simple, nontechnical reference, or if you want a reference guide to provide information for teachers or parents, then buy this book."
- William Turton, School Psychology in Illinois