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A 39-year-old female asked:

What medicines are there for anxiety and panic disorder?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Many: There are many medicines for anxiety and panic disorder. All the ssri antidepressants such as celexa, prozac, lexapro, zoloft, etc can be helpful. Also snri's like Effexor and pristiq (desvenlafaxine). These generally take a few weeks to work, and doses can be gradually titrated to effectiveness. Benzodiazepines like klonipin and ativan, but these can be habit forming. Buspar & propanolol can be used too.
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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Many: There is a wide range of medications commonly used for anxiety disorder and/or panic attacks. The list is long and it includes zoloft, paxil, wellbutrin, prozac, buspar, (buspirone) xanax, valium, klonopin, ativan, etc. Anxiety medications are carefully chosen and effects of meds are closely monitored by physicians, especially ones with high addictive nature.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

What're the best medications for anxiety and panic disorder?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Medications that: Raise serotonin in the brain can significantly decrease baseline anxiety, which can prevent panic from happening. Sometimes adding a long acting benzodiazepine like Clonazepam can further decrease baseline anxiety.
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