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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. Chlorpromazine 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
  • perphenazine
  • phenelzine
  • pramipexole
  • rivastigmine
  • ropinirole
  • tranylcypromine
  • PDE5 inhibitors
  • perphenazine
  • Mysoline
Drug of the Week
Fun facts about nortriptyline:

Nortriptyline is in the TCA class. It is a tricyclic antidepressant and targets the following receptors: SERT, NET, H1, α1, M1, 5HT2A. Its mean t½ is 30.0 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

How social networking sites may discriminate against women
Posted on Friday April 20, 2018

Using the photo-sharing site Instagram as a test case, researchers demonstrate how two common recommendation algorithms amplify a network effect known as homophily in which similar or like-minded people cluster together. They further show how algorithms turned loose on a network with homophily effectively make women less visible; they found that the women in their dataset, whose photos were slightly less likely to be 'liked' or commented on, became even less popular once recommendation algorithms were introduced.

Blood biomarkers may allow easier detection, confirmation of concussions
Posted on Friday April 20, 2018

Researchers have found that specific small molecules in blood plasma may be useful in determining whether someone has sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), commonly known as a concussion.

Animal study connects fear behavior, rhythmic breathing, brain smell center
Posted on Friday April 20, 2018

There's increasing physiological evidence connecting breathing patterns with the brain regions that control mood and emotion. Now researchers have added neurons associated with the olfactory system to the connection between behavior and breathing. Connecting patterns in these interactions may help explain why practices such as meditation and yoga that rely on rhythmic breathing can help people overcome anxiety-based illnesses.


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Last updated April 20 2018 09:28:33. Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice, nor is it a substitute for clinical judgment.