How can I learn more about my medication's dosage and side effects?
Please note that the professionals and volunteer HelpLine Specialists at NAMI are not mental health or medical professionals. We are unable to provide treatment advice or consult with you about your medications. It is best to consult with your prescriber or pharmacist regarding any medication-related questions.
You may wish to visit the Treatment section of NAMI’s website where you can learn about the types of mental health professionals and types of treatments, including psychotherapy and mental health medication.
- Learn more about specific medications on our website page that discusses types of medication.
- Visit the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website to learn more about medication through their medication search finder. On the FDA’s drug homepage, you will find medication guides, information on drug safety and an index to medication-specific information.
Additional resources that may be of help:
- U.S. National Library of Medicine Drug Information Portal is a website that offers a Drug Information Portal that provides information on over 80,000 medications.
- National Institute of Mental Health Medications provides comprehensive overview of medications for MH conditions.
- American Association of Poison Control Centers provides 24/7 confidential and expert medical advice for poisoning information. To reach their HelpLine, please dial (800) 222-1222.
- NAMI Hearts+Minds is a wellness program designed to educate and empower you to better manage your mental and physical health, by sharing information about managing medication side effects, substance abuse and smoking cessation, gut health and nutrition, and more. Find a 4-hour seminar or 4-session course at your local NAMI Affiliate.