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Psychopharmacology Database

Psychiatric Drug Reference is a progressive web application aimed at providing clinicians with fast access to psychiatric drug information.

Quickly find indications (including off-label), dosing, side effects, clinically useful pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic information, drug-drug interactions, and prescribing pearls for special populations i.e. pregnant, lactating, patients with renal or hepatic impairment, elderly, etc. At last, a virtual Rolodex of psychopharm information, accessible anywhere and across devices.

105 Drugs So Far!

This site is being updated almost daily. Brexanolone is our most recent addition to the rapidly growing drug database.

Drug Tables

Search for Drugs by Mechanism of Action or Diagnosis

We now offer three separate tables in addition to the search bar, two sorted by mechanism of action (brand and generic), and a third new table organized by diagnoses (FDA-indicated and "off-label").

QT/QTc Quick Info

Concerned about QT prolongation when prescribing psychiatric medications?

Check out our new QT reference page with tables summarizing QT prolongation risk factors, including medication tables for both psych and non-psych meds (with comparison of high vs low risk of QT prolongation of various classes of psych meds).

Top 10 searched drugs since launching in Marcb 2017!
Top 10

2.aripiprazole 1127
3.sertraline 1040
4.fluoxetine 875
5.escitalopram 847
6.bupropion 766
7.quetiapine 739
8.mirtazapine 706
9.Depakote 688
10.lurasidone 605

Psychopharm Trivia

Until 1903, Coca-Cola contained 60 mg of cocaine per 8 oz serving! After causing a number of deaths by overdose, it was outlawed in 1914.

Cytochrome P450 Table

Preventing Drug-Drug Interactions

All drugs in the psychopharm database populate our CYP450 table, organized into substrates, inhibitors, and inducers of the major CYP pathways (1A2, 2D6, 2C9/C19, 3A4).

Dose Conversion Calculators
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Side-by-side comparison of benzodiazepines

Converting a patient from one benzodiazepine to another? This benzodiazepine conversion tool shows the equipotent dose of the drug you're converting to, while comparing basic pharmacokinetic and prescribing information side-by-side.

Dose Conversion Calculators

Antipsychotic Conversion & Cross-Taper New

The antipsychotic conversion tool allows for quick calculation of equipotent antipsychotic doses for 20 different antipsychotic medications based on published chlorpromazine equivalents and provides suggested cross-taper schedule for making the switch!

Dose Conversion Calculators

Stimulant Conversion Calculator Beta

The stimulant dose conversion calculator is still in progress, and so far can convert doses to/from among Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, Dexadrine, and Focalin. Look for updates to this conversion tool soon!

JAMA Psychiatry's Most Viewed

Association of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy vs Monotherapy With Rehospitalization in Schizophrenia
Posted on Tuesday April 30, 2019

This national cohort study examines the use of polypharmacy vs monotherapy as maintenance treatment among adult patients with schizophrenia who have been rehospitalized for psychiatric treatment in Finland.

Cannabis Use in Adolescence and Risk of Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidality in Young Adulthood
Posted on Sunday March 31, 2019

This systematic review and meta-analysis examines the association of cannabis use during adolescence with risk of developing subsequent major depression, anxiety, and suicidal behavior in young adulthood.

Association of Hormonal Contraception With Depression
Posted on Monday October 31, 2016

This nationwide cohort study investigates whether the use of hormonal contraception is positively associated with subsequent use of antidepressants and a diagnosis of depression among women in Denmark.

Maternal Neurodevelopmental Risk Alleles and Early-Life Exposures
Posted on Tuesday April 30, 2019

This population-based cohort study assesses whether maternal polygenic risk scores for neurodevelopmental disorders are associated with early-life exposures previously linked to the disorders in women with available genotype data.

The Brain and Pornography Consumption
Posted on Monday June 30, 2014

Kühn and Gallinat determine whether frequent pornography consumption is associated with the frontostriatal network.


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Last updated March 25 2019 15:25:58. Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice, nor is it a substitute for clinical judgment.