Medicines used to treat nervous system conditions

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those which act on the brain and nervous system. They include migraine treatments, treatment for epilepsy and Parkinson's disease as well as treatments for anxiety and depression. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take citalopram?", "How do I take my carbamazepine?", "How do I get the most from my sumatriptan treatment?" or "What problems can diazepam cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Acamprosate tablets - Campral ECAdrenaline (epinephrine) for anaphylaxis (Emerade, EpiPen, Jext)
Agomelatine tablets (Valdoxan)Almotriptan for migraine (Almogran)
Amantadine for Parkinson's diseaseAmisulpride (Solian)
AmitriptylineApomorphine for Parkinson's disease (APO-go)
Aripiprazole (Abilify)Aripiprazole long-acting injection (Abilify Maintena)
Asenapine tablets (Sycrest)Atomoxetine for ADHD (Strattera)
Baclofen for chronic muscle spasm (Lyflex, Lioresal)Botulinum toxin type A for migraine (Botox)
Bromocriptine (Parlodel)Buccal midazolam for seizures in children (Buccolam)
Buprenorphine for pain relief (BuTrans; Hapoctasin; Temgesic; Tephine; Transtec)Buspirone for anxiety
Cabergoline tablets (Dostinex, Cabaser)Carbamazepine for epilepsy (Carbagen, Tegretol)
Chlordiazepoxide - a benzodiazepine (Librium)Chlorpromazine
Citalopram (Cipramil, Paxoran)Clobazam for epilepsy (Frisium, Perizam, Tapclob)
Clomethiazole capsulesClomipramine
Clonazepam for epilepsyClozapine (Clozaril, Denzapine, Zaponex)
Co-beneldopa for Parkinson's disease (Madopar)Co-careldopa for Parkinson's disease (Caramet)
Dantrolene for chronic muscle spasm (Dantrium)Dexamfetamine for narcolepsy and ADHD (Amfexa)
Diazepam - a benzodiazepine (Diazemuls, Stesolid)Divalproex sodium (Depakote)
Donepezil for dementia (Aricept)Doxepin capsules
Duloxetine for mood and nerve disorders (Cymbalta)Eletriptan for migraine (Relpax)
Entacapone for Parkinson's disease (Comtess)Escitalopram for mood and anxiety disorders (Cipralex)
Eslicarbazepine for epilepsy (Zebinix)Ethosuximide for epilepsy (Emeside, Zarontin)
Fingolimod capsules (Gilenya)Fluoxetine (Oxactin, Prozac, Prozec)
Flupentixol long-acting injection (Depixol, Psytixol)Flupentixol tablets (Depixol, Fluanxol)
Fluphenazine long-acting injection (Modecate)Fluvoxamine tablets (Faverin)
Frovatriptan for migraine (Migard)Gabapentin (Neurontin)
GalantamineHaloperidol (Haldol, Serenace)
Haloperidol long-acting injection (Haldol Decanoate)Hydromorphone for cancer pain (Palladone)
Imipramine tablets and liquid medicineLacosamide for epilepsy (Vimpat)
Lamotrigine for epilepsy (Lamictal)Levetiracetam for epilepsy (Keppra, Matever, Desitrend)
Levomepromazine tablets (Nozinan)Lisdexamfetamine for ADHD (Elvanse)
Lithium tablets and liquid medicine (Camcolit, Liskonum, Priadel, Li-Liquid)Lofepramine for depression
Loprazolam for sleeping problemsLorazepam - a benzodiazepine
Lormetazepam tabletsLurasidone (Latuda)
Melatonin tablets for insomnia (Circadin)Memantine for dementia (Ebixa, Maruxa, Nemtadine)
Methylphenidate for ADHD (Concerta, Equasym, Medikinet, Ritalin, Tranquilyn)Mianserin for depression
Mirtazapine for depression (Zisprin Soltab)Moclobemide (Manerix)
Modafinil tablets (Provigil)Morphine for pain relief (Morphgesic, Oramorph, Zomorph)
Naratriptan for migraine (Naramig)Neostigmine for myasthenia gravis
Nitrazepam for sleeping problemsNortriptyline tablets
Olanzapine (Arkolamyl, Zalasta, Zyprexa)Olanzapine long-acting injection (ZypAdhera)
Orlistat capsules (Alli, Beacita, Xenical)Orphenadrine
Oxazepam for anxietyOxcarbazepine for epilepsy (Trileptal)
Oxycodone for pain relief (Abtard, Candox, Carexil, Dolocodon, Longtec, Lynlor, Oxylan, OxyContin, OxyNorm, Shortec)Paliperidone (Invega)
Paliperidone long-acting injection (Xeplion)Paroxetine (Seroxat)
Perampanel for epilepsy (Fycompa)Pergolide for Parkinson's disease
PericyazinePhenobarbital for epilepsy
Phenytoin for epilepsy (Epanutin)Piracetam (Nootropil)
Pramipexole tablets (Mirapexin, Oprymea)Pregabalin (Lyrica)
Primidone for epilepsyProchlorperazine (Buccastem, Stemetil)
Procyclidine (Arpicolin, Kemadrin)Pyridostigmine for myasthenia gravis (Mestinon)
Quetiapine (Seroquel)Rasagiline for Parkinson's disease (Azilect)
Reboxetine tablets (Edronax)Risperidone (Risperdal)
Risperidone long-acting injection (Risperdal Consta)Rivastigmine (Alzest, Exelon, Kerstipon, Nimvastid, Prometax)
Rizatriptan for migraine (Maxalt)Ropinirole tablets
Rotigotine patches (Neupro)Rufinamide for epilepsy (Inovelon)
Selegiline for Parkinson's disease (Eldepryl, Zelapar)Semisodium valproate for bipolar disorder (Depakote)
Sertraline (Lustral)Sodium oxybate (Xyrem)
Sodium valproate for epilepsy(Epilim, Episenta, Epival)Sulpiride (Dolmatil, Sulpor)
Sumatriptan - for migraine and cluster headaches (Imigran)Temazepam
Tetrabenazine tablets (Revocon, Tetmodis, Xenazine)Tiagabine for epilepsy (Gabitril)
Tizanidine for muscle spasm (Zanaflex)Tolcapone for Parkinson's disease (Tasmar)
Tolterodine (Detrusitol)Topiramate for epilepsy (Topamax)
Topiramate to prevent migraine (Topamax)Trazodone (Molipaxin)
TrihexyphenidylTrimipramine for depression
VenlafaxineVigabatrin for epilepsy (Sabril)
Vortioxetine for depression (Brintellix)Zolmitriptan - for migraine (Zomig)
Zolpidem tablets (Stilnoct)Zonisamide for epilepsy (Zonegran)
Zopiclone tablets (Zimovane)Zuclopenthixol (Clopixol)