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Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Which anxiolytic drug works best?

Many options: No single anti-anxiety medication is considered universally superior to the others. Ssri/snri classes of medications are considered among the best/first line treatment for anxiety disorders. Benefit by biological relatives can be a basis to go with one medication over another. Psychotherapy in combination with medication treatment generally yields the best outcome. See your doctor and good luck! ...Read more

Anxiolytic (Definition)

Any medicine that makes a person less troubled by anxiety is "anxiolytic" ("lysis" is literally a loosening). The term is traditionally used for medicines but perhaps insight / behavioral treatments for anxiety or intervening in a crazy life situation (one of a physician's most helpful procedures) ...Read more


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What is the best anti-anxiety drug?

What is the best anti-anxiety drug?

It depends.: Anxiety comes in different types. Panic attacks, bad worrying, phobic fears etc. In fact anxiety comes with almost all psychiatric disorders in adults. Think of it like a symptom and talk with your doctor to get a diagnosis and then the right drug. ...Read more

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What is the best non-addictive anti-anxiety drug?

What is the best non-addictive anti-anxiety drug?

SSRIs: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants like zoloft Prozac Celexa Paxil (paroxetine) and Lexapro are amongst the best. So far no drug has been voted the "best"anti-anxiety agent. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bacopa with Molipaxin, Lamictin & Brintellex? Desperate for non-prescription anxiolytic that works

Is it safe to take bacopa with Molipaxin, Lamictin & Brintellex? Desperate for non-prescription anxiolytic that works

Non-prescriptionAlso: means non researched, lack of clinical trials of either efficacy or safety. Pharma industry=simply the modern form of Chinese herbs, but refining & purifying the millions of molecules from whatever source in nature to fine the rare ones which help some aspect of behavior far more than the downsides they produce. Just because something wanted does not mean it exists. See: http://goo.gl/0eH4wq ...Read more

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Is it safe to take bacopa with Molipaxin, Lamictin and Brintellix? Desperate for a non-prescription anxiolytic that works. V. desperate!

Is it safe to take bacopa with Molipaxin, Lamictin and Brintellix? Desperate for a non-prescription anxiolytic that works. V. desperate!

No research yet: The plant Bacopa monnieri is widely use in India for the treatment of asthma, and anxiety. There is no research or evidence of its efficacy. You are taking 3 meds for mood disorder and insomnia. Vortiozetine might be for depression, lamotrigen to augment that effect and Trazodone for insomnia. Other natural product for anxiety and insomnia is called Valerian, but again, there is no evidence. ...Read more

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Whats an anti-anxiety drug to use of plane trip?

Whats an anti-anxiety drug to use of plane trip?

Alprazolam: I usually rx Alprazolam for short flight. I will sometimes use zolpidem if it is a long flight and the patient will require zolpidem for resetting the diurnal clock. Word of warning - do not take meds too soon before boarding as you may miss your flight. ...Read more

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What anti-anxiety drug keeps you sedated?

Why?: Why do you want to be sedated? Usually we try to find a medication that helps with anxiety but does not make the patient sedated. Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium tend to be sedating. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some anxiolytic drugs you can suggest in alternative to benzodiazepines?

Can you tell me some anxiolytic drugs you can suggest in alternative to benzodiazepines?

A couple: Buspirone; vistaril; ssri's like paroxetine, sertraline, escitalopram; mirtazepine; trazodone, etc. Psychotherapy can be very effective. So can homeopathy; also certain herbs like lemon balm, kava, and theanine (a component of green tea). ...Read more

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What do you know about an anti-anxiety drug lexapro (escitalopram)?

What do you know about an anti-anxiety drug lexapro (escitalopram)?

SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor-ssri) used to treat depression and anxiety. It works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin) in the brain. Lexapro (escitalopram) may improve your feelings of well-being and energy level and decrease nervousness. ...Read more

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