Sedating agents

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This is a list of psychiatric medications used by psychiatrists to treat mental illness or distress.

The list is ordered alphabetically according to the condition or conditions, then by the generic name of each medication.

Researchers analyzed product labeling (and the studies that contributed to the labeling) for antipsychotic-associated activating (akathisia, restlessness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia) and sedating (somnolence, sedation, fatigue) AEs in the acute treatment of schizophrenia and for adjunctive use in major depressive disorder. Heterogeneity with regards to activation or sedation was found among the different antipsychotics.

All first-line, oral, second-generation antipsychotics available in the U. Among agents indicated for schizophrenia treatment, lurasidone and cariprazine were found to be predominately activating, while olanzapine, quetiapine (both immediate and extended-release), ziprasidone, asenapine, and iloperidone were predominately sedating.

Risperidone and aripiprazole were similarly activating and sedating, while paliperidone and brexipiprazole were found to be neither activating nor sedating.

Similar findings were seen with agents indicated for the treatment of MDD.

Antihistamines are a class of agents that block histamine release from histamine-1 receptors and are used to treat the symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as edema (swelling), itch, inflammation (redness), sneezing, or a runny nose or watery eyes.

Antihistamines can be further divided into those unlikely to cause drowsiness (non-sedating antihistamines) or those likely to cause drowsiness (sedating antihistamines).

These drugs fall into three major groups: anticholinergics, antihistamines, and benzodiazepines.

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