List of Bipolar Disorder Medications That Begin With Q Through T

arious doses of bipolar treatments Geodon, Paxil, Seroquel, Risperdal, Abilify, and Zoloft sit on a shelf. Credit: Bloomberg / Contributor / Getty Images

Drug therapy is a critical component of treatment for bipolar disorder, formerly known as manic-depressive illness, a disorder in which people experience dramatic changes in their mood. Find out more about why medications can be helpful for this particular condition, and learn about some of the specific drugs that begin with the letter Q through T. 

The Importance of Bipolar Medications

Bipolar medications can help a person feel good and function well in everyday life.

For instance, a person who has bipolar disorder tends to experience extreme highs (mania) and extreme lows (depression). Certain medications can help people stabilize their mood so that they feel more even-keeled.

If you have bipolar disorder and you're unhappy with the medication that you're currently on—perhaps you feel like it's not working well enough or maybe you're experiencing a side effect that you simply can't stand—remember that it's never a good idea to stop taking a medication cold turkey or change the dose of a medication without first talking to your doctor. If you need to switch medications, your physician will advise you about how to do so safely. 

Also, never take a medication that belongs to someone else. This may seem obvious, but it can be tempting at times, especially if a friend is offering something that he insists will make you feel better. While friends may have good intentions, they are not healthcare professionals.

A List of Bipolar Medications

Learn more about each drug's main function or its mechanism of action. This list below specifically links to bipolar medications that begin with the letters Q through T.

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With Q

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With R

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With S

  • Serax (oxazepam): a benzodiazepine that's used to treat anxiety or agitation
  • Serzone (nefazodone): an antidepressant
  • Symbyax (olanzapine/fluoxetine): a combination of an antipsychotic/SSRI, an antidepressant

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With T

A-B | C-D | E-F | G-K | L-M | N-P | Q-T | V-Z

Finding the Right Mix

For many people who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it's common to be on multiple medications. It's important to know that it can take time to find the medication regimen that works best for you.

Try to be patient and always speak with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your medications. Be proactive when it comes to your health.