Looking for the medications website HeadMeds? We have moved the information from headmeds.org.uk to here, so you can find all the information you need on medication and mental health in one place. If you are thinking about taking mental health medication, here is some general information which might help. Please note this is not medical advice. Always talk to your doctor.
Valproate ("VAL-pro-ate") is a mood stabiliser and can be used to treat mania. It is also widely used as an anticonvulsant to treat epilepsy (fits)
Venlafaxine ("ven-la-FAX-een") is a serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) and can be used to treat depression and anxiety
Zolpidem ("ZOL-pi-dem") can be used to treat sleep problems
Zopiclone ("ZOP-i-cloan") can be used to treat sleep problems
References and further reading
Some helpful links if you want to find out more about medications