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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.

90 Drugs So Far!

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

Drugs in the Queue
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Coming soon!

  • buprenorphine/naloxone
  • chlorpromazine
  • cyclobenzaprine
  • desipramine
  • deutetrabenazine
  • dexmethylphenidate
  • donepezil
  • galantamine
  • isocarboxazid
  • lorcasein
  • methadone
  • Mydayis
  • N-acetyl cysteine
  • perphenazine
  • phenelzine
  • pramipexole
  • rivastigmine
  • ropinirole
  • tranylcypromine
  • PDE5 inhibitors
Top 10 searched drugs on psychopharmacopeia in 2017!
Top 10

2.sertraline 324
3.bupropion 308
4.fluoxetine 264
5.aripiprazole 202
6.lorazepam 183
7.methylphenidate 181
8.amantadine 173
9.vortioxetine 161
10.escitalopram 156

Drug of the Week
Fun facts about venlafaxine:

Venlafaxine is in the SNRI class. It is a serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor and targets the following receptors: SERT, NET. Its mean t½ is 5.0 hours and is primarily metabolized by 2D6.


Psychopharm Trivia

propranolol was initially introduced for the treatment of angina pectoris and later underwent trials as an antiarrhythmic. During clinical trials as an antianginal, propranolol was discovered to have antihypertensive properties, and it has been widely employed for that purpose for decades. In addition, because of its high lipophilicity and ability to penetrate the CNS, propranolol has found use in treating disorders of the CNS, such as anxiety.

From Foye's Principles of Medicinal Chemistry

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!

Psych News

Young children use physics, not previous rewards, to learn about tools
Posted on Friday February 23, 2018

Children as young as seven apply basic laws of physics to problem-solving, rather than learning from what has previously been rewarded, suggests new research.

China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality
Posted on Friday February 23, 2018

Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.

Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infections
Posted on Friday February 23, 2018

Whereas severe infections with long-term hospitalizations can make it more difficult for a child to pass the 9th grade exam, recurring less serious severe infections do not affect children's learning.


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Last updated February 08 2018 18:38:03. Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice, nor is it a substitute for clinical judgment.