Medication

On this page, I’ve included sources of information (books, websites & associations) about psychiatric drugs. If you have any suggestions for further useful links, please contact me (see the “About” page).

Disclaimer: The organisations linked to here pay me loads of dosh to promote their sites*.

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Websites with info on psychiatric medication
  • Bumps – Best Use of Medication in Pregnancy“Bumps provides information for women and families on use of medicines in pregnancy.” “Bumps is provided by the UK Teratology Information Service (UKTIS). UKTIS is a not-for-profit organisation funded by Public Health England on behalf of the UK Health Departments” – The site includes medication leaftles on antidepressants (including citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, sertraline and paroxetine) and antipsychotics.
  • Choice & Medication – “Probably the world’s biggest, best & most comprehensive independent website for partients, carers & professionals about choice & mental health medicationChoice & medication.” The site has impeccable credentials & many NHS trusts, community pharmacies & charities subscribe to its service. This link is to the public access area, which is free of charge.
  • The eMC – “The electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) contains up to date, easily accessible information about medicines licensed for use ieMC logon the UK. It can be used by anyone who is looking for good quality, up to date information about medicines – healthcare professionals, patients and the general public.”
  • HeadMeds“HeadMeds is a website for young people about mental health medication, launched in 2014 and owned and managed by national charity YoungMinds.” Provides general information about mental health medication.

 

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Other useful websites for info on psychiatric medication
  • Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry – The ABPI represents research-based biopharmaceutical companABPI logoies. Its members supply almost all medicines used by the NHS. It negotiates on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry, for statutory consultation requirements including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK.
  • College of Mental Health Pharmacy – The CMHP aims to advance education & research in the practice of mental health pharmacy. It is CMHP logomainly aimed at pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.
  • General Pharmaceutical Council – The regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians & pharmacy premises
  • MicroMedex– An independent & extensive CD-ROM based drug information source
  • RxISK – “Free, independent website where patients, doctors, and pharmacists can research prescription drugs and easily report a drug side effect”
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society – The professional leadership body for pharmacyRPS logo

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Books on psychiatric drugs

Books - Maudsley Prescribing Guidelines in Psychiatry

Book - Psychotropic drug directory 2010

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Other websites of interest:
  • CrazyMeds (US) – “Finding the Treatment Options that Suck Less” by  “citizen medical experts” (ie not medics or pharmacists) – I have no idea how accurate the information on the website is, but it’s fun.
  • Health on the Net Foundation – Provides verification of whether a health website is trustworthy (I have no information about this website)

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