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Can bisoprolol 5mg tablets be used for Panic attacks. Many Thanks.

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Bisoprolol is a beta blocker that has been used for panic disorder. Taken once daily it can prevent some of the symptoms of panic such as rapid heart beat, tremor and hyperventilation.
Physicians usually start treatment for panic disorder with an SSRI type antidepressant +/- a benzodiazepine. Bisoprolol can be used to augment these or in place of if the former are ineffective. See comments below

In brief: Yes

Bisoprolol is a beta blocker that has been used for panic disorder. Taken once daily it can prevent some of the symptoms of panic such as rapid heart beat, tremor and hyperventilation.
Physicians usually start treatment for panic disorder with an SSRI type antidepressant +/- a benzodiazepine. Bisoprolol can be used to augment these or in place of if the former are ineffective. See comments below
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. David Lipkin
Bisoprolol cannot be used for immediate relief of anxiety. Xanax or other benzodiazepines have a much quicker onset of effect. For help dealing with anxiety CBT-cognitive behavioral therapy is very effective and can be self-administered on line. Go to MY Checklist "overcoming anxiety and stress" for the link. Follow the registration details. For information about CBT > http://bit.ly/1uxTmMX
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
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In brief: BIsoprolol

Bisoprolol is a drug belonging to the group of beta-blockers, a class of medicines used primarily in cardiovascular diseases.
It can decrease blood pressure and also the heart rate minimally. These meds are often used off label to treat anxiety as well, as they work on many symptoms caused by stress. Discuss with your Doctor your specific stress/panic issues and see what med is best for you.

In brief: BIsoprolol

Bisoprolol is a drug belonging to the group of beta-blockers, a class of medicines used primarily in cardiovascular diseases.
It can decrease blood pressure and also the heart rate minimally. These meds are often used off label to treat anxiety as well, as they work on many symptoms caused by stress. Discuss with your Doctor your specific stress/panic issues and see what med is best for you.
Dr. John Munshower
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