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What schedule drug is stresam? Is it effective and is it addictive? Can i take it only during panic attacks? Do i need a script for it?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Etifoxine, also known as etafenoxine; trade name stresam) is an anxiolytic and anticonvulsant drug it is used in anxiety disorders and to promote peripheral nerve healing.
It has similar effects to benzodiazepine drugs, but is structurally distinct and does not bind to the benzodiazepine receptor. It is more effective than Lorazepam as an anxiolytic, and has fewer side effects.

In brief: See below

Etifoxine, also known as etafenoxine; trade name stresam) is an anxiolytic and anticonvulsant drug it is used in anxiety disorders and to promote peripheral nerve healing.
It has similar effects to benzodiazepine drugs, but is structurally distinct and does not bind to the benzodiazepine receptor. It is more effective than Lorazepam as an anxiolytic, and has fewer side effects.
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Etifoxine

Etifoxine (generic for stresam) is not available in the us.
It can be effective for anxiety and can be comparable to Lorazepam -- but does not operate via benzodiazepine receptors and is apparently not addictive. Yes, you would need a prescription for it. It's been used in europe for 40 years, but not the us. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16625522.

In brief: Etifoxine

Etifoxine (generic for stresam) is not available in the us.
It can be effective for anxiety and can be comparable to Lorazepam -- but does not operate via benzodiazepine receptors and is apparently not addictive. Yes, you would need a prescription for it. It's been used in europe for 40 years, but not the us. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16625522.
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