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Table 2 Most common drugs taken by medication class ( N = 450)

From: Drug treatment patterns in bipolar disorder: analysis of long-term self-reported data

Medication N(%) Patients
Mood stabilizers  
   Lamotrigine 204 (45.3)
   Lithium 151 (33.6)
   Valproate 107 (23.8)
   Oxcarbazepine 51 (11.3)
   Carbamazepine 27 (6.0)
Antidepressants  
   Bupropion 100 (22.2)
   Venlafaxine 53 (11.8)
   Escitalopram 44 (9.8)
   Sertraline 42 (9.3)
   Trazodone 41 (9.1)
   Fluoxetine 37 (8.2)
   Citalopram 37 (8.2)
   Duloxetine 29 (5.4)
Benzodiazepines  
   Clonazepam 97 (21.6)
   Lorazepam 62 (13.8)
   Alprazolam 38 (8.4)
Antipsychotics  
   Quetiapine 110 (24.4)
   Olanzapine 60 (13.3)
   Aripiprazole 53 (11.8)
   Risperidone 43 (9.6)
   Ziprasidone 30 (6.7)
  1. Drugs taken by 5% or more of the patients.