Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning with L and M

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Medication therapy is a critical part of treatment for bipolar disorder. To make this treatment as effective as possible — and to provide you with the best results possible — it helps tremendously for you to understand exactly what each drug does. It's also quite important for you to understand what side effects you may experience from the medications you're taking.

This list links you to information on some of the most commonly prescribed medications used in the treatment of bipolar disorder that start with the letters L and M.

(Lists of medications that begin with other letters of the alphabet are available in the links below.)

In addition, if you are looking for the side effects of a particular drug, you may go straight to our Side Effects Library. Note that many of these medications cause significant side effects, which it may help you to review.

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With L

  • Lamictal (generic name: lamotrigine). Lamictal is an anti-epileptic medication that's also used to delay mood episodes in bipolar disorder.
  • Lamotrigine. This is the generic name for the brand name drug Lamictal (see above).
  • Levate (generic name: amitriptyline). Levate is an older tricyclic antidepressive medication. It's now sold almost exclusively under its generic name, amitriptyline.
  • Lexapro (generic name: escitalopram). Lexapro is an anti-depressant in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor group. It's also used to treat generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Libritabs (generic name: chlordiazepoxide). Libritabs is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety. It's sold in the U.S. under the trade name Librium.
  • Librium (generic name: chlordiazepoxide). This is another trade name for the benzodiazepine chlordiazepoxide.
  • Limbitrol and Limbitrol DS (generic name: amitriptyline/chlordiazepoxide). This drug is a combination of the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline and the benzodiazepine chlordiazepoxide. It's used to treat moderate to severe depression and anxiety.
  • Lithane (generic name: lithium). Lithane is a brand name for lithium.
  • Lithium. Lithium is a mood stabilizer used to prevent manic episodes, hypomania, depression and psychosis in bipolar disorder.
  • Lithobid (generic name: lithium). Lithobid is a brand name for lithium.
  • Lithonate (generic name: lithium). Lithonate is a brand name for lithium.
  • Lithotabs (generic name: lithium). Lithotabs is a brand name for lithium.
  • Lorazepam. Lorazepam is the generic name for a benzodiazepine sedative that treats seizure disorders, including epilepsy, and anxiety. It's also used before surgical procedures to relieve anxiety. It's sold under the brand name Ativan.
  • Luvox (generic name: fluvoxamine). Luvox is an anti-depressant medication in the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) group. It's sold to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder.

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With M

  • Manerix (generic name: moclobemide). Manerix is a reverse inhibitor of the monoamine-oxidase-A that's been extensively studied in a wide array of depressive disorders. It's been less extensively studied in anxiety disorders. It's approved and available in the United Kingdom and Australia, but not in the United States.
  • Moclobemide. Moclobemide is the generic form of Manerix, a drug that's used to treat depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. It's not available in the United States.