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Mood stabilizing medications are best medicines to treat bipolar disorder. These medications are commonly used as mood stabilizers in bipolar disorder:

              - Lithium

              - Valproic acid or divalproex sodium (Depakote)

              - The anticonvulsant lamotrigine (Lamictal)

              - Other anticonvulsant medications, including gabapentin (Neurontin), topiramate (Topamax), and oxcarbazepine (Trileptal) are sometimes prescribed.

• Atypical antipsychotic medications are sometimes used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder. Such as Olanzapine (Zyprexa), Aripiprazole (Abilify), Quetiapine (Seroquel) relieves the symptoms of severe and sudden manic episodes. Risperidone (Risperdal) and ziprasidone (Geodon) are other atypical antipsychotics that may also be prescribed for controlling manic or mixed episodes.

• Antidepressant medications are to treat symptoms of bipolar depression include Fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and bupropion (Wellbutrin).

Side effects medication:

Side effects of the medicines include

• Drowsiness

• Dizziness

• Headache

• Diarrhea

• Constipation

• Heartburn

• Mood swings

• Stuffed or runny nose or other cold-like symptoms





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