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Psychopharmacology Database

Psychiatric Drug Reference

Psychopharmacopeia.com 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.

92 Drugs So Far!

This site is being updated almost daily. Rivastigmine 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").

Drug of the Week
Fun facts about carbamazepine:

Carbamazepine is in the AED class. It is a binds to α subunit of voltage sensitive Na+ channels & possibly actions at other ion channels (Ca2+ & K+). Interference with these channels may enhance the inhibitory actions of GABA. and targets the following receptors: SCN5A. Its mean t½ is 35.0 hours and is primarily metabolized by 3A4.

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Psychopharm Trivia

Methylphenidate was first synthesized in 1944, and was identified as a stimulant in 1954. Methylphenidate was synthesized by Ciba (now Novartis) chemist Leandro Panizzon. His wife, Marguerite, had low blood pressure and would take the drug as a stimulant before playing tennis. He named the substance Ritaline, after his wife's nickname, Rita.

Cytochrome P450 Table
CYP450

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!


Psych News
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Cannabis: It matters how young you start
Posted on Friday May 18, 2018

Researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

Women sometimes feel regret after electing to freeze their eggs
Posted on Friday May 18, 2018

Most women feel empowered by elective procedures that enable them to bank eggs in case they can't conceive naturally later in life, researchers have found. But one in six become regretful, for reasons that researchers do not yet fully understand.

Want to help your child succeed in school? Add language to the math, reading mix
Posted on Thursday May 17, 2018

A new study finds that a child's language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.

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Last updated May 19 2018 15:53:20. Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice, nor is it a substitute for clinical judgment.