Medication side effect summaries

Below are the links to handouts explaining common and serious side effects of medications.  The lists are intentionally short and manageable.  I have weeded out uncommon and trivial side effects because the comprehensive lists are overwhelming, over-inclusive, and anxiety-provoking.  Some medications are listed by their class (e.g. SSRI or stimulants) or by their generic names.  If you do not know the generic name, a quick Google search of the brand name should reveal the generic name.

ACAMPROSATE

ANTIHISTAMINES (HYDROXYZINE, DIPHENHYDRAMINE, DOXYLAMINE)

antipsychotics that cause high weight gain (RISPERIDONE, QUETIAPINE, OLANZAPINe, PALIPERIDONE, HALOPERIDOL, PERPHENAZINE, LOXAPINE, CHLORPROMAZINE)

antipsychotics that cause low weight gain (ARIPIPRAZOLE, ASENAPINE, BREXPIPRAZOLE, CARIPRAZINE, LURASIDONE,  ZIPRASIDONE)

ATOMOXETINE (Strattera)

 

benzodiazepines (clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam, diazepam)

bupropion

buspirone

carbamazepine

clozapine

disulfiram

gabapentin

guanfacine

l-methylfolate

lamotrigine

lithium

melatonin

mirtazapine

naltrexone

omega-3 fatty acids

oxcarbazepine

prazosin

propranolol

ramelteon

SNris (DULOXETINE, DESVENLAFAXINE , LEVOMILNACIPRAN, VENLAFAXINE)

SSRIs (escitalopram, citalopram, sertraline, fluoxetine, paroxetine, fluvoxamine, others)

STIMULANTS for adhd (formulations of methylphenidate or amphetamine)

suvorexant

TCAs (Amitriptyline,  Clomipramine, Desipramine, Imipramine, Nortriptyline, others)

topiramate

trazodone

valproic acid

z-drugs (zolpidem, zaleplon, eszopiclone, others)