Abilify is designed for patients with diagnosis named schizophrenia. It is used either during the exacerbation period or for maintenance treatment. Abilify is also prescribed in cases of an acute manic episodes of type 1 in manic-depressive psychosis, and as a supportive treatment for bipolar affective disorders. Abilify can be used as an additional treatment during depressive disorders. According to some experts, the drug can be used in order to treat alcoholism.
Anafranil, which is clomipramine - is a tricyclic antidepressant. Clomipramine has antiserotonin effect, it eliminates night enuresis, causes loss of appetite. Sedative action is shown due to linkng with H1-histamine receptors, blocking of alpha-adrenoceptors. Medicine eliminates arrhythmia, slows down ventricular conductivity. The anti-depressive effect is implemented due to increase in concentration of noradrenaline, serotonin in synapses because of weakening of the process of recapture of these substances by presynaptic neurons.
Asendin, which is amoxapine, is used at treatment of major depressive disorder. In comparison with other antidepressants, it has more quick start of action, at the same time its therapeutic effects are observed from four to seven days. The drug also has the properties similar to atypical anti-psychotics, and can be used not on direct treatment of schizophrenia. Asendin - is a tetracyclic antidepressant from a family of dibenzoxazepine, however the drug is often classified as tricyclic antidepressant - of secondary amines.
Atarax - renders spasmolytic, sympatholytic and soft analgesic effect. Under the effect of the drug it is increased the general duration of a dream, reduction of quantity and duration of night awakenings, decreases the muscle tone, it does not cause memory disturbance. It isn't reffered to CNS depressants, but can oppress the activity of separate zones of subcrustal area. It possesses antihistaminic and bronchodilating effect. In usual therapeutic dose the drug has no effect on secretory and acid-forming. It is effective in treatment of itch at various allergic dermatitis, urticaria and eczema.
Buspar - a partial agonist of serotonin and dopamine receptors - it has anxiolytic effect. Unlike benzodiazines buspirone does not suppress psychomotor function, or causes its small suppression; in moderate doses does not exponentiate effect of alcohol. It does not render somnolent, relaxant or antiepileptic effect.
Celexa - antidepressant. Brings energy, stops feeling of alarm, reduces sensation of fear and tension, eliminates dysphoria, reduces persuasive feelings, practically does not cause sedation. The lasting clinical effect develops in 7-10 days of regular reception. The mechanism of action is connected with selective blockade of the return neuronal serotonin reuptake in synapses of neurons of CNS with a minimum effect concerning reuptake of noradrenaline and dopamine.
Effexor - antidepressant. Active ingredient - venlafaxine and its main metabolite O-desmetilvenlafaxine which are strong inhibitors of the return serotonin reuptake and noradrenaline and weak inhibitors of the return capture of a dopamine. It is considered that the mechanism of antidepressive action is connected with ability of drug to strengthen transfer of nervous impulses in CNS.
Endep - tricyclic antidepressant. The mechanism of antidepressive action is connected with increase in concentration of noradrenaline in synapses and/or serotonin in CNS (decrease in return absorption). Accumulation of these neurotransmitters results from inhibition of their return capture by membranes of presynaptic neurons.
Eskalith - mood stabilizing agent (normalizes a mental state, without causing the general block), renders also antidepressive, sedative and anti-maniacal action. It is prescribed at maniacal and hypomaniacal states of various genesis, affective psychoses, alcoholism, migraine, Menyer's syndrome, sexual frustration, medicinal dependence.
An antidepressant used in cases of deep depression, panic disorders, social anxiety disorders, anxiety disorders. The mechanism of its action is based on the ability to selectively block the reuptake of serotonin by the presynaptic membrane of the neurons of the brain. Consequently, its serotonergic effect in the central nervous system that is responsible for the development of antidepressant effect, increases, which determines the effectiveness in the treatment of panic and social anxiety disorder.
A tricyclic antidepressant with a relatively short latency period. It has almost no sedative effect. therapeutical indications include: depressive phases of a manic-depressive psychosis, all other forms of endogenous depression (reactive and neurotic). In combination with amitriptyline it is used for depressions that occurred during treatment with reserpine. In combination with neuroleptics, it is used in the treatment of depression that developed during treatment of schizophrenic psychoses.