Information on Medications

Together with various psychological and therapy-based approaches, the use of medication is an important element in the treatment of mental health illness. Our service users have access to Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) about any medication they may be prescribed.

In addition our pharmaceutical supplier, Ashtons Hospital Pharmacy Services, provide access to the ‘Choice and Medication’ resource through their website. This resource contains details of and answers the most frequently asked questions about over 100 antidepressants, antipsychotics and other drugs that are used to treat mental illness. This information is provided as a useful tool, not just for professionals but also to service users and carers. It includes information on what the drug is, how it should be taken and what the possible side effects might be.

Direct links to information on some of the most commonly prescribed medications in inpatient settings can be found below. (Please note the links below transfer you to the website of Cygnet Health Care’s pharmacy provider. We are not responsible for information provided by third party websites).

Common Medications
Amitriptyline Haloperidol Quetiapine
Aripiprazole Lorazepam Risperidone
Clozapine Mirtazapine Sertraline
Diazepam (also known as Valium) Olanzapine Venlafaxine
Fluoxetine (also known as Prozac) Promethazine Zopiclone

For a more comprehensive list please visit the Choice and Medication resource on the Ashtons Pharmacy website