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I am taking Paxil (paroxetine) and klonopin for my panic attacks and severe depression and anxiety but don't feel any better. Is there a newer or better medicatio

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Panic meds.

Best to discuss with your prescribing md for alternative meds.
Since he/she knows your case best.

In brief: Panic meds.

Best to discuss with your prescribing md for alternative meds.
Since he/she knows your case best.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

I use an old medicine for my patients with panic called nortriptyline.
Because of how Paxil (paroxetine) can effect it's metabolism, it is a good idea to be completely off Paxil (paroxetine) for one week before taking the first dose of nortriptyline. Also, depression can be a side effect of klonopin.

In brief: Yes

I use an old medicine for my patients with panic called nortriptyline.
Because of how Paxil (paroxetine) can effect it's metabolism, it is a good idea to be completely off Paxil (paroxetine) for one week before taking the first dose of nortriptyline. Also, depression can be a side effect of klonopin.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Panic

Medications work differently for different people.
Discuss with your doctor the possible dosage adjustments, alternative medications & recent developments depending on your diagnoses & type of therapies you are taking.

In brief: Panic

Medications work differently for different people.
Discuss with your doctor the possible dosage adjustments, alternative medications & recent developments depending on your diagnoses & type of therapies you are taking.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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