Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s)
These medications work by increasing levels of serotonin.

Generic:  Brand Name:
Citalopram
Celexa®
Escitalopram
Lexapro®
Fluoxetine
Prozac®, Sarafem®
Fluvoxamine
Luvox®
Paroxetine
Paxil®
Sertraline
Zoloft®

 

Selective Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRI’s)
These medications work by increasing levels of both serotonin and norepinephrine.

Generic: Brand Name:
Desvenlafaxine Pristiq®
Duloxetin Cymbalta®
Levomilnacipran Fetzima®
Milnacipran Savella®
Venlafaxine Effexor®

 

Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCA’s)
These medications block entry of serotonin and norepinephrine into the nerve cell, which allows both chemicals to be more available in the brain.

Generic: Brand Name:
Amitriptyline formerly sold as Elavil®
Amoxapine Asendin®
Clomipramine Anafranil®
Desipramine Norpramin®
Doxepin Silenor®, formerly sold as Adapin®
Imipramine Tofranil®
Maprotiline
Ludiomil®
Nortriptyline
Pamelor®, Aventyl®
Protriptyline
Vivactil®
Trimipramine Surmontil®

 

Atypical Antidepressants
These medications help to regulate or change levels of dopamine, serotonin, or norepinephrine in the brain.

Generic: Brand Name:
Bupropion Wellbutrin®, Zyban®
Mirtazapine  Remeron®
Trazodone Desyrel®
Vortioxetine Trintellix® 

 

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s)
These medications work by blocking an enzyme in the brain that breaks down dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine

Generic: Brand Name:
Isocarboxazid Marplan®
Phenelzine Nardil®
Selegiline Emsam® (patch)
Tranylcypromine Parnate®