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Miscellaneous Medications

Medications used for psychiatric conditions that do not fit in other categories are listed below. 

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Benztropine (Cogentin®)

Benztropine is used for the treatment of extrapyramidal side effects (EPS) of antipsychotic medications (such as muscle stiffness, drooling, tremor).

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Naltrexone (ReVia®)

Naltrexone belongs to a group of medications called opioid antagonists and is commonly used for the management of alcohol use disorder.

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Prazosin (Minipress®)

Prazosin is for the treatment of nightmares associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), hypertension, and Raynaud’s phenomenon (temporary discoloration of fingers/toes in cold environments) in children and adolescents.

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Pregabalin (Lyrica®)

Pregabalin belongs to a group of medications called analgesics and is primarily used for the management of nerve pain and fibromyalgia in adults. It is sometimes used for treatment of anxiety in adolescents when standard treatments are not helpful or tolerated.

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Propranolol (Inderal®)

Propranolol is used for the treatment of restlessness (called akathisia), high blood pressure (hypertension), prevention of migraine headaches, heart rhythm abnormalities and several other conditions in children and adolescents.

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