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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.

87 Drugs So Far!

This site is being updated almost daily. Cyproheptadine 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 temazepam:

Temazepam is in the benzodiazepine class. It is a GABAAR PAM and targets the following receptors: GABAA: α1, α3, γ2, β3 (high); α2 (moderate). Its mean t½ is 11.0 hours and is primarily metabolized by conjugation.


Psychopharm Trivia

In the 1969 Brady Bunch pilot episode, Carol tells Mike to take a Valium to counteract prenuptial jitters. After taking one, she tells him 'Maybe you should take another one.'

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

'Explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain
Posted on Friday January 19, 2018

Recent decades have seen an 'explosive evolution' of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a new report.

Let's make a deal: Could AI compromise better than humans?
Posted on Friday January 19, 2018

Researchers developed an algorithm that teaches machines not just to win games, but to cooperate and compromise -- and sometimes do a little trash-talking too.

Increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis
Posted on Friday January 19, 2018

According to a national register study comparing Finnish birth cohorts from 1987 and 1997, an increasing number of adolescents receive a psychiatric or neurodevelopmental diagnosis. The number of diagnosed adolescents increased especially for girls in the younger cohort.


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Last updated January 20 2018 15:32:06. Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice, nor is it a substitute for clinical judgment.