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Type a Drug Name. Get the information you're looking for. It's that easy.

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.

105 Drugs So Far!

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

QT/QTc Quick Info

Concerned about QT prolongation when prescribing psychiatric medications?

Check out our new QT reference page with tables summarizing QT prolongation risk factors, including medication tables for both psych and non-psych meds (with comparison of high vs low risk of QT prolongation of various classes of psych meds).

Psychopharm Trivia

Paul Janssen's observation of amphetamine-intoxicated Belgian cyclists gave him the idea to test haloperidol on amphetamine-intoxicated mice, thinking 'finding a treatment for amphetamine intoxication would provide a cure for paranoid schizophrenia.'

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!

JAMA Psychiatry's Most Viewed

Efficacy and Safety of Lumateperone for Treatment of Schizophrenia
Posted on Tuesday January 07, 2020

This randomized clinical trial examines the efficacy and safety of lumateperone for the short-term treatment of adults with schizophrenia.

Association of Intrinsic Brain Architecture With Changes in Attentional and Mood Symptoms During Development
Posted on Wednesday December 25, 2019

This cohort study examines the ability of resting-state networks to predict the developmental trajectory of symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and major depressive disorder in US children.

How to Identify and Fix Sleep Problems
Posted on Tuesday December 31, 2019

This article discusses sleep problems, especially in individuals with psychiatric illnesses.

Association of Antipsychotic Polypharmacy vs Monotherapy With Rehospitalization in Schizophrenia
Posted on Tuesday April 30, 2019

This national cohort study examines the use of polypharmacy vs monotherapy as maintenance treatment among adult patients with schizophrenia who have been rehospitalized for psychiatric treatment in Finland.

Mirtazapine for Methamphetamine Use in Cisgender Men and Transgender Women Who Have Sex With Men
Posted on Tuesday December 10, 2019

This randomized clinical trial assesses the efficacy of mirtazapine for treatment of methamphetamine use disorder and reduction in HIV risk behaviors among cisgender men and transgender women.


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Last updated August 08 2019 14:18:39. Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice, nor is it a substitute for clinical judgment.