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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
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 mirtazapine:

Mirtazapine is in the NaSSA class. It is a noradrenergic and selective serotonergic antidepressant and targets the following receptors: central presynaptic α2 autoreceptor antagonist, 5HT2A/5HT2C/5HT3, H1 antagonist, peripheral α1 antagonist . Its mean t½ is 24.0 hours and is primarily metabolized by 2D6, 3A4.


Psychopharm Trivia

In 1857, Sir Charles Locock, an obstetrician to Queen Victoria, introduced potassium bromide as a treatment for epilepsy. Bromides were initially used as anticonvulsants, but later became the first medical tranquilizers.

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!

Recommended Website
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Comprehensive Online Psychiatry Reference is an ambitious site, covering all aspects of psychiatry including pharmacology, psychotherapy, diagnostic criteria, neurology, and more. Built on DokuWiki, it's well organized and easy to navigate. The site's creator, a Canadian psychiatry resident, describes his site as:

"an original, hand-crafted, psychiatry clinical resource for medical students, residents, and physicians."
Although it's a work in progress, there is plenty of great useful information there now, so bookmark it!

Psych News

Is knee pain linked to depression?
Posted on Friday March 23, 2018

According to researchers, knee osteoarthritis affects some 55 percent of people over age 40 in Japan. A research team recently published a study examining the effects of knee pain on depression since, until now, few studies have focused on how knee pain and impaired knee function relate to depression.

Older adults who have slower walking speeds may have increased risk for dementia
Posted on Friday March 23, 2018

Because there's currently no cure for dementia, it's important to know about risk factors that may lead to developing it. For example, researchers have learned that older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk than those with faster walking speeds. Recently, researchers have learned more about changes in walking speed, changes in the ability to think and make decisions, and dementia.

Searching for long-term success in weight management? Forget dieting and eat regularly
Posted on Friday March 23, 2018

Early adulthood is particularly critical for putting on weight. According to a recent study common factors among young women and men who succeeded in managing their weight in the long term included eating regularly rather than dieting.


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Last updated March 17 2018 13:43:39. Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice, nor is it a substitute for clinical judgment.