August 28, 2015
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Anxiety Medications (cont.)

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What are some examples of anxiety medications?

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Vilazodone (Vibryd)
  • Vortioxetine (Brintellix)

Tetracyclic Antidepressants

  • Maprotiline (Ludiomil)
  • Mianserin (Norval)

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors

  • Desvenlafaxine (Pristiq)
  • Duloxetine (Cymbalta)
  • Levomilnacipran (Fetizma)
  • Milnacipran (Savella)
  • Mirtazapine (Remeron)
  • Venlafaxine (Effexor)

Other Antidepressants

  • Atomoxetine (Strattera)
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
  • Nefazodone (Serzone)
  • Trazodone (Desyrel)

Anxiolytics: Benzodiazepines

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Clobazepam (Onfi)
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • Clorazepate (Tranxene)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Estazolam (ProSom)
  • Flurazepam (Dalmane)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Midazolam (Versed)
  • Oxazepam (Serax)
  • Prazepam (Centrax)
  • Quazepam (Doral)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Triazolam (Halcion)

Anxiolytics: Antihistamines

  • Hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril)

Non-Benzodiazepines

Anxiolytics: Others

  • Buspirone (BuSpar)

Anticonvulsants

  • Carbamazepine (Tegretol)
  • Gabapentin (Neurontin)
  • Leveteriacetam (Keppra)
  • Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • Pregabalin (Lyrica)
  • Tiagabine (Gabitril)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)
  • Valproic Acid (Depakote)
  • Vigabatrin (Sabril)

Beta-Blockers

  • Propranolol (Inderal)
  • Atenolol (Tenormin)
  • Note: There are many other beta-blockers, but the two above are indicated for social anxiety.

Alpha-Blockers

  • Prazosin (Minipress)
  • Clonidine (Catapres)
  • Guanfacine (Tenex)

Antipsychotics

  • Aripiprazole (Abilify)
  • Olanzapine (Zyprexa)
  • Quetiapine (Seroquel)
  • Risperidone (Risperdal)
  • Ziprasidone (Geodon)

REFERENCES:
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
NIH DailyMed


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/30/2015


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