Section 4.3

Maximum Dosages for Adult Psychiatric Medications

(Alphabetical by Brand and Generic)

Medication & Maximum Daily Dosages (mg/24 hours)

Aldactone (spironolactone) 200 mg

amantadine (Symmetrel) 300 mg

amitriptyline (Elavil) 300 mg

amoxapine (Asendin) 600 mg

Anafranil (clomipramine) 250 mg

Artane (trihexyphenidyl) 15 mg

Asendin (amoxapine) 600 mg

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 300 mg

benztropine (Cogentin) 6 mg

bupropion (Wellbutrin) 450 mg

Buspar (buspirone) 60 mg

buspirone (Buspar) 60 mg

carbamazepine (Tegretol) 1600 mg

Catapres (clonidine) 2.0 mg

Catapres TTS (clonidine patch) TTS-3

Celexa (citalopram) 80 mg

chlorpromazine (Thorazine) 1600 mg

citalopram (Celexa) 80 mg

clomipramine (Anafranil) 250 mg

clonazepam (Klonopin) 20 mg

clonidine (Catapres) 2.0 mg

clonidine patch (Catapres TTS) TTS-3

clozapine (Clozaril) 900 mg Non-Formulary

Clozaril (clozapine) 900 mg Non-Formulary

Cogentin (benztropine) 6 mg

Colace (docusate sodium) 100-500 mg

Cylert (pemoline) 112.5 mg

Depakote (divalproex sodium) 4500 mg

desipramine (Norpramin) 300 mg

Desyrel (trazodone) 600 mg

Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) 40 mg

Dexedrine spanules 40 mg

dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) 40 mg

Medication & Maximum Daily Dosages (mg/24 hours)

dextroamphetamine (Dex spanules) 40 mg

diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 300 mg

divalproex sodium (Depakote) 4500 mg

docusate sodium (Colace) 100-500 mg

doxepin (Sinequan) 300 mg

Effexor (venlafaxine) 375 mg

Elavil (amitriptyline) 300 mg

Eskalith CR 450 mg (lithium) 2700 mg

ethosuximide (Zarontin) 1500 mg

fluoxetine (Prozac) 80 mg

fluphenazine (Prolixin) 60 mg

fluphenazine (Prolixin Dec.) 100 mg/2 weeks

fluvoxamine (Luvox) 300 mg

gabapentin (Neurontin) 3600 mg

Gabitril (tiagabine) 64 mg

Haldol (haloperidol) 80 mg

Haldol Decanoate 450 mg/2 weeks

haloperidol (Haldol) 80 mg

haloperidol (Haldol Dec.) 450 mg/2 weeks

hydroxyzine (Vistaril/Atarax) 400 mg

imipramine (Tofranil) 300 mg

Klonopin (clonazepam) 20 mg

levothyroxine (Synthroid) 0.2 mg

Inderal (propranolol) 320 mg

Lamictal (lamotrigine) 500 mg

lamotrigine (Lamictal) 500 mg

lithium (Eskalith CR 450 mg) 2700 mg

lithium slow release (Lithobid) 2700 mg

Lithium (Many brands) 2750 mg

Lithobid (lithium slow release) 2700 mg

loxapine (Loxitane) 250 mg

Loxitane (loxapine) 250 mg

Ludiomil (maprotiline) 225 mg

Luvox (fluvoxamine) 300 mg

maprotiline (Ludiomil) 225 mg

Mellaril (thioridazine) 800 mg

Medication & Maximum Daily Dosages (mg/24 hours)

mesoridazine (Serentil) 400 mg

methylphenidate (Ritalin) 80 mg

methylphenidate (Ritalin SR) 80 mg

mirtazapine (Remeron) 60 mg

Moban (molindone) 225 mg

molindone (Moban) 225 mg

Nardil (phenelzine) 90 mg

Navane (thiothixene) 100 mg

nefazadone (Serzone) 600 mg

Neurontin (gabapentin) 3600 mg

Norpramin (desipramine) 300 mg

nortriptyline (Pamelor) 100 mg

olanzapine (Zyprexa) 20 mg

oxazepam (Serax) 120 mg

Pamelor (nortriptyline) 100 mg

Parnate (tranylcypromine) 60 mg

paroxetine (Paxil) 50 mg

Paxil (paroxetine) 50 mg

pemoline (Cylert) 112.5 mg

perphenazine (Trilafon) 64 mg

perphenazine/amitriptyline (Triavil) 16/200 mg

phenelzine (Nardil) 90 mg

potassium chloride (Slow K) 600 mg - 7.2 gm

Prolixin (fluphenazine) 60 mg

Prolixin Decanoate 100 mg/2 weeks

propranolol (Inderal) 320 mg

protriptyline (Vivactil) 60 mg

Prozac (fluoxetine) 80 mg

quetiapine (Seroquel) 750 mg

Remeron (mirtazapine) 60 mg

Risperdal (risperidone) 16 mg

risperidone (Risperdal) 16 mg

Ritalin (methylphenidate) 80 mg

Ritalin SR 80 mg

Serax (oxazepam) 120 mg

Serentil (mesoridazine) 400 mg

Medication & Maximum Daily Dosages (mg/24 hours)

Seroquel (quetiapine) 750 mg

sertraline (Zoloft) 200 mg

Serzone (nefazadone) 600 mg

Sinequan (doxepin) 300 mg

Slow K, (potassium chloride) 7.2 gm

spironolactone (Aldactone) 200 mg

Stelazine (trifluoperazine) 60 mg

Surmontil (trimipramine) 300 mg

Symmetrel (amantadine) 300 mg

Synthroid (levothyroxine) 0.2 mg

Tegretol (carbamazepine) 1600 mg

tiagabine (Gabitril) 64 mg

thioridazine (Mellaril) 800 mg

thiothixene (Navane) 100 mg

Thorazine (chlorpromazine) 1600 mg

Thyroid (dessicated, coated) 300 mg

Thyroid (other forms) 0.1 mg

Tofranil (imipramine) 300 mg

Topamax (topiramate) 400 mg

topiramate (Topamax) 400 mg

tranylcypromine (Parnate) 60 mg

trazodone (Desyrel) 600 mg

Triavil (perphenazine/amitriptyline) 16/200 mg

trifluoperazine (Stelazine) 60 mg

trihexyphenidyl (Artane) 15 mg

Trilafon (perphenazine) 64 mg

trimipramine (Surmontil) 300 mg

venlafaxine (Effexor) 375 mg

Vistaril/Atarax (hydroxyzine) 400 mg

Vivactil (protriptyline) 60 mg

Wellbutrin (bupropion) 450 mg

Zarontin (ethosuximide) 1500 mg

Zoloft (sertraline) 200 mg

Zyprexa (olanzapine) 20 mg