List of Bipolar Disorder Medications That Begin With A or B

Bipolar Medications That Your Psychiatrist May Prescribe

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The names of bipolar medications can be challenging to remember. Also, for many people with bipolar disorder, being on multiple medications is common, which can further complicate things.  

Let's take a look at this list of bipolar medications that specifically start with the letter A or B. Also included is a simple link to their function, like whether they help with the depression of bipolar or the mania.


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

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With A

Bipolar Disorder Medications Beginning With B

  • Benzodiazepines — e.g., Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium (diazepam)
  • Bupropion (generic for Wellbutrin) — an antidepressant

What Should I do if I Cannot Remember my Bipolar Medication?

If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot recall the name of your bipolar medication, like at your primary care physician's office or filling out insurance paperwork, don't panic.

This happens all the time. Instead of guessing, just be honest and say you cannot remember — many of the medications used to treat bipolar disorder are tricky to say and spell, even for doctors, so don't feel embarrassed. 

Ask if you can phone or email your psychiatrist. Alternatively, say that you will finish the paperwork or get back to your primary doctor when you get home and can check your prescription bottles.

Getting the correct name is important because there are many drug interactions, especially with bipolar medications. So for instance, a drug that your diabetes doctor uses to treat your neuropathy, or nerve pain, may interact with one of your bipolar medications. 

In the future, it's always a good idea to carry around a list of your medications in your wallet — that way they are always handy. You can even ask your psychiatrist to check the list at each appointment to ensure you are both on the same page. Get organized and remain active in your bipolar health. 

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