Category Archives: Drugs. Medications.

CellCept: 250 mg Capsules, 500 mg Tablets. Myfortic: 180, 360 mg Tablets

Mycophenolate Mofetil (mye-koe-fee-noe-late moe-fe-til) [CellCept] Mycophenolic Acid (mye-koe-fee-noe-lik) [Myfortic] Drug Classification (The therapeutic classification, which categorizes drugs by the disease state they are used to treat, appears first, followed by the pharmacologic classification, which is based on the drug’s mechanism of action.) Therapeutic class: immunosuppressants Pregnancy Category (pregnancy categories (A, B, C, D, and X)… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drugs Haloperidol Decanoate and Fluphenazine Decanoate

Information About Antipsychotic Drugs Haloperidol Decanoate (Haldol Decanoate) and Fluphenazine Decanoate (Prolixin Decanoate) for Patients and Families Haloperidol decanoate (Haldol Decanoate Injection) and fluphenazine decanoate (Prolixin Decanoate Injection) are long-acting injections of the antipsychotics haloperidol (Haldol) and fluphenazine (Prolixin). In the decanoate formulation, the antipsychotics are suspended in sterile sesame oil to extend the duration… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drug Ziprasidone (Geodon)

Information About Antipsychotic Drug Ziprasidone (Geodon) for Patients and Families Ziprasidone (Geodon) is an antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and psychotic depression, and acute mania in bipolar disorder. Ziprasidone is a second-generation antipsychotic, a new class of medicines with actions different from those of the older, first-generation… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drug Risperidone (Risperdal)

Information About Antipsychotic Drug Risperidone (Risperdal and Risperdal Consta) for Patients and Families Risperidone (Risperdal) is an antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and psychotic depression, and acute mania in bipolar disorder. Risperidone is a second-generation antipsychotic, a new class of medicines that have actions different from those… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drug Quetiapine (Seroquel)

Information About Antipsychotic Drug Quetiapine (Seroquel) for Patients and Families Quetiapine (Seroquel) is an antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic depression, and acute mania in bipolar disorder. Quetiapine is one of the second-generation antipsychotics, a new class of medicines that have actions different from those of older,… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drug Olanzapine (Zyprexa)

Information About Antipsychotic Drug Olanzapine (Zyprexa) for Patients and Families Olanzapine (Zyprexa) was first marketed in the United States in 1996, primarily for treatment of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. However, olanzapine was also shown to be effective for treating mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, and received an indication from the U.S. Food and Drug… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drug Clozapine (Clozaril)

Information About Antipsychotic Drug Clozapine (Clozaril) for Patients and Families Clozapine (Clozaril) was used in Europe for many decades before it become available in the United States in 1989. Clozapine is one of the earlier second-generation antipsychotics that represent a new class of medicines with actions uniquely different from those of the older, first-generation antipsychotics.… Read More »

Antipsychotic Drug Aripiprazole (Abilify)

Information About Antipsychotic Drug Aripiprazole (Abilify) for Patients and Families Aripiprazole (Abilify) is an antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, psychotic depression, and acute mania in bipolar disorder. Aripiprazole is a second-generation antipsychotic, a new class of medicines with actions different from those of older, first-generation antipsychotics such… Read More »

Anti-Epileptic Drug Characteristics

Phenytoin Phenytoin has been used for over 50 years. Thus, the characteristics and side-effects have been well elucidated. Its primary use is for treatment of partial epilepsy, including simple and complex partial seizures, as well as generalized tonic-clonic seizures, whether of primary or partial onset. Phenytoin can be initiated with a ‘loading dose’ of 13-20… Read More »