Common medications/how many have your tried

Discussion in 'General Parenting Archives' started by EastCoastChris, Dec 11, 2002.

  1. EastCoastChris

    EastCoastChris New Member

    This is a list of the most common medications I see on the site. How many have you tried for your difficult child or yourself?


    Antidepressants
    Trazadone
    Prozac- SSRI
    Paxil- SSRI
    Celexa- SSRI
    Zoloft-SSRI
    Lexapro- SSRI
    Luvox-SSRI
    Wellbutrin-antidepressent
    Elavil- Tricyclic anti depressant
    Impramine-Tricyclic anti depressant

    Antipsychotics
    Risperidal
    Geodon
    Zyprexa
    Seroqual

    Sedation/Phenothyzides
    Mellaril
    Thorazine
    Trilafon

    Mood Stabilizers
    Lithium
    Depakote
    antiseizure medication used for mood stabilization
    Tegretol(carbatrol)
    Trileptal
    Neurontin

    Stimulants
    Ritalin
    Adderall
    Dexadrine
    Concerta
    Cylert

    Anti anxiety
    Clonodine class of drugs called benzodiazepines
    Effexor
    Buspar
     
  2. Guest

    all most all of them :eek: poor kid is like a junkie or a lab rat :frown: some worked some diden't
     
  3. EastCoastChris

    EastCoastChris New Member

    My difficult child has tried

    3 antidepressants on the list(1-nortryptylline isn't on the list)

    2 of the 4 antipsychotics(a godsend)

    1 of the 2 sedatives

    4 of the 5 mood stabilizers

    2 of the stimulants.

    I can have a garage sale with the excess medications that are over 4yrs old. They fill a small basket. :eek: :rolleyes: :eek:


    Anyone else?
     
  4. Guest

    difficult child has tried:

    Antidepressants - 4
    Antipsychotics - 2
    Mood stabalizers/antiseizure - 2
    (depakote was given to him once for each)
    Stimulants - 3
    Antianxiety - 1

    Plus other medications not listed.

    Barbi
     
  5. EastCoastChris

    EastCoastChris New Member

    Barbi, which other medications(if you don't mind)
     
  6. momto2

    momto2 New Member

    I'll have to do a signature first and then go back and count, LOL.

    You forgot the tranquilizers, Fran. Nothing like a little Thorazine and Mellaril. :rolleyes:

    OK, from memory:

    AD's - 3 from list
    AP's - 3 from list plus Trilafon
    MS's - 3 from list
    Stims - 2 from list
    AA's - 1 from list plus Luvox

    Don't remember what Cylert was, but he was on it for a very short time.

    And a partidge in a pear tree.
     
  7. EastCoastChris

    EastCoastChris New Member

    Thanks slsh! I did forget those two( we used those at the peak of the nightmare) I must have shut them out of my brain. I will go add them.
     
  8. Guest

    Fran,

    difficult child has been on one medication or another since he was four when we started with the ritalin. Some medications he was only on for a day or two, others (like the Tegretol) have been for years.

    Some were... the nortryptylline that you mentioned Fran. Also, Topomax...I would have to go look into his files to get the others.

    Barbi
     
  9. tornasunder

    tornasunder New Member

    Risperdal
    Zyprexa
    Tegretol
    Ritalin
    Dexadrine
    Effexor

    and a few others at the beginning ... have to look at the file ... but those are the ones I have tried/am using currently.

    That is for Chrissie. I have used many of the others for other children. I also have a medecine box that would fetch a tidy sum on the street!!!!!

    Addie
     
  10. EastCoastChris

    EastCoastChris New Member

  11. opnbl

    opnbl New Member

    Here is what we have tried:

    difficult child:
    Risperdal
    Depakote
    Ritalin
    Adderall
    Dexadrine
    Concerta
    Clonodine

    Imiprimine - Antidepressant(not on your list)

    Me personally:
    Buspar
    Serzone (Not on your list)
    Zoloft

    She
     
  12. The_Arc

    The_Arc New Member

    Anti-depressants (9)
    Anti-psychoics (3)-Geodon was new
    Sedatives (1)- I think maybe 2
    Mood Stabs. (4)
    Stimulants (5)
    Anti-Anxiety (4)..Add valium (5)

    I know I'm missing some, will have to look in our records, and there was not a mention of Encopresis/Enuresis medications. If you add those I have another list. Mirlax seems to be the most helpful for Encopresis.

    difficult child = 48 medications or combos thereof. Lab rat indeed! I think I must go take a Pez!
     
  13. Guest

    Adderall
    Adderall XR
    Ritalin
    buspar
    zoloft
     
  14. ahall

    ahall New Member

    Ritalin

    Zoloft was tried - didn't work

    Currently:
    Prozac
    Wellbutrin

    Risperdal briefly tried - no change noticed, so they took him off

    - Deb
     
  15. Guest

    Okay, all of the medication we have used:
    Celexa
    Zoloft
    Prozac
    Paxil
    Wellbutrin
    Elavil
    Nortripiline
    Imprimine
    Adderal
    Adderall xr
    Ritilin
    Concerta
    Dexedrine
    Dexedrine xr
    Methandate
    Risperdal
    Guaficne - same family as colondine
    Trileptal
    Serequil

    I think that about covers it.
    Oh, wait, doctor put me on adaivant friday. I looked it up, it is the same class as volume.
     
  16. Guest

    lets see.....he has tried/been on 2 antidepressants,Fran,is imipramine a antipsycotic? if sothen he has been on 3 antipsycotics,is now on a mood stabilizer and stimulant tried only 2 different ones there. as for me,the only thing i was ever on was Prozac,no wait i was also on celexa.....
     
  17. Marci Lyn

    Marci Lyn New Member

    Me:
    Antidepressants
    Prozac- (currently)
    Celexa- (for about 3 years)
    Zoloft- (for about 6 years)
    Wellbutrin-(with Celexa and zoloft, for a short time)
    Plus Klonopin (for 3 years)
    Amytriptiline (one of my first, after a head injury)
    I think thats it...
    difficult child= Depakote, thats it so far
     
  18. anotherday

    anotherday New Member

    medications my difficult child has tried:

    Adderall
    Dexedrine

    Clonidine

    Zoloft
    Effexor
    Paxil
    Buspar

    Risperdal

    Trileptal
    Lithobid
    Eskalith
    Depakote

    12 in all, in more combinations than I can count.

    Thank goodness for medications! I don't think my difficult child could live in my house without them.

    Elise
     
  19. EastCoastChris

    EastCoastChris New Member

    Impramine is tricyclic antidepressant. I'll add it to the list.
     
  20. alexisjoanv

    alexisjoanv New Member

    difficult child-
    Anti-depressants, all SSRI's for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)-type stuff

    Zoloft - worked but couldn't deal with impulsive side effects
    Paxil - didn't work and also caused impulsivity
    Lexapro - works well - no meltdowns - but has increased his hyperactivity. He's taking it now, along with Ritalin

    Stimulants -
    Concerta - didn't work
    Ritalin - works very well, he's taking it now

    Me -

    Zoloft off and on for 4 years, stopped because of tics
    Lexapro - on it for a few months now, works wonders

    husband -

    Prozac, Paxil, Ritalin, Dexadrine - all at different times - I think they all helped except paxil, he thinks none of them helped.
     
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