What is the best antidepressant to take for panic disorder?

Everyone unique. Ssris usually a few require maois--find a doc who treats pd & work with him or her--if someone in your family has pd & is doing well on a drug it will likely work for ypu.
The One That Works. Fortunately we find ourselves in a time where there are a number of medcations that can effectively treat panic disorder (pd). Vou ask which agent is best? The best is the one that works for you. Here is a listing of medcations that have been fda approved for pd: fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, venlafaxine, alprazolam, clonazepam, and lorazepam. Other non-fda approved drugs may work as well.

Related Questions

Suffering from panic disorder and can't take antidepressants, what will my doctor suggest next?

Skills vs pills. Buspar, (buspirone) a non-addictive antianxiety medication may be something which might be discussed. Benzodiazapines have abuse addiction risks. More than 70% of people can be taken off meds or efffectively treated with cognitive behavior therapy by a psychologist, and the benefit of no medication side effects. http://cpancf.com/anxietydisordersbasics.asp. Read more...

I was wondering is there an antidepressant that works best for panic disorder? Currently taking remeron 22.5mg. Not helping with anxiety/panic. Thanks in advance!

Maybe. remeron causes alot of sedation and weight gain be carefull , safer might try benadryl 25 mg 3x/.day but others like old prozac might work , more addictive types are benzodiazapines like valium and antipsychotics like serpoquil , see a psychiatrist , find root of problem , if no religion try Jesus thru the catholic faith, always works for me, praying to Jesus , the original or whatever you choose. Read more...
Similar efficacy. Most of the antidepressants indicated for panic disorder are SSRI's which have roughly similar efficacy. Remeron is a NASSA with slightly different mode of action. SNRI's like Venlafaxine are also available which can be useful. Maybe a dose increase via your doctor for your ongoing Meds might be beneficial. Read more...

Which is the preferred antidepressant for panic disorder?

SSRI's. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors have been used often for panic. Your prescribing provider can help to determine the optimum antidepressant for you. Read more...

I have a panic disorder. I use fluanxol. It helps me. But I'm getting fat. Is theře any antidepressant that doesn't make you fat? What is it?

Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as panic attacks, which are common is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...