Comment from: blackdog2013 45-54 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: September 08

I have been taking this medication for over 20 years, I take it only when needed and it has worked well for me. Although when I have stopped taking this medication, I have had seizures. I have had many tramatic experiences in my life time and go into a panic mode at any given moment, such as being in crowds, thinking about my past traumas,and worrying about my health, it also helps my stomach!

Comment from: 55-64 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 25


Comment from: Jack 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 21

Just began treatment. Taken at work...much betterrrr nowwwww

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Comment from: 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 11

I have PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and experience panic attacks as well as anxiety. This medication has been a life saver for me, and I would highly recommend this to anyone with this disorder.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 28

That this med works fast in and helps relieve the attacks quickly.But can be a drug that is addictive.

Comment from: 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: July 27

I've used this in the past for panic attacks and it works wonders for me. I have not needed this med in a couple of years :) I am currently breastfeeding and am going thru some tough times right now and feel a panic attack coming on and really feel like I need to take my Niravam to help, but am worried about an interaction while nursing; does anyone have any thoughts on this by chance?!? i just want to be "OK" again without causing ANY problems with my 5 month old.

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Comment from: Yael 35-44 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: June 17

This medicartion was offered by my neorolofist. I t work wonders for my sleep and panic disorder. I use to only take 2mg now 6 mg aren't working. I want to take less of something stronger so eventually i can tap[er off. It is very frustrating when the medicine isn't working/active. I have wondered if my pharmacy is using old medications to sell me. What should I do?

Comment from: 25-34 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 13

calms me down right away!

Comment from: YPerez 25-34 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 12

I had tried many types of Anxiety medications and this was the only on e that worked fast and help solve my symptoms.

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Comment from: maydel Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 08

it was the most restfull nite i have had in a long time

Comment from: 25-34 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: November 25

I have tryed many other sleeping aids and nothing worked like this, doctors do not like to give out but it works great.

Comment from: teriod 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: September 23

even tho i take antidepressants i sometime have panic attacks or a full blown episode of depression for a day or so. The niravam works quickly & helps me feel "normal" again. it has helped me clear my head & resume a normal life. as one person said, her boss made her feel worse & I would caution telling any boss about this condition because there is still such a stigma (esp with males) that depression & anxiety are only excuses that can be cures by "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" I think a lot of anxiety is cause by bosses who make themselves feel better by putting down others - they should probably be on medication themselves.

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Comment from: [email protected] 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 01

Niravam (1 mg 4x/day PRN) used with Cymbalta (60 mg. 2x/day) has been a life saver for me. Having several deaths (my husband & mother), and then loosing my home were just the icing on the cake. Thankfully, I have a psychiatrist who knows me well, and respects my knowledge of medication - giving me professional courtesy, as I was a mental health nurse. We are able to sit and discuss my problems, and I am able to give him appropriate feedback. My current dosage is extrememly effective, and I find that there are days when I do not have to use the full 4 mg. dosage. This is encouraging, but knowing that the Niravam is there if I do need it is comforting. Having lived with GAD and Clinical Depression since I was 17, and not knowing what it was until I entered the Mental Health field was a horror. Thinking I was going to die while driving, having to pull over and catch my breath and wait for my heart to stop pounding at a very young age until I was 30, did not give me very much independence. Upon learning how dibilitating these conditions were, and then being treated for them, certainly made a difference in my quality of life. Prior to the introduction of Niravam, I was taking alprazalome (generic), which was just ok, and did keep me calmer. Now that Niravam is on the market, and was given to me immediately, I can't say enough about it. The only problem I'm having are the co-pays for both Niravam and Cymbalta (now $40 each every month), and it is becoming a hardship, as these are not the only high co-pays I have. Patient assistance programs would certainly be beneficial to persons in my category, disabled, widowed, and on a fixed income.

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Comment from: Misty 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 10

Two years ago I was abruptly let go from my job with no warning. I was unable to sleep; thoughts kept going round and round in my head. My psychiatrist prescribed Niravam and I had instant relief at night. During the week I take 1/2 a pill and on weekends I take a whole pill. I haven't taken Niravam during the day, so I don't know how it would work in stressful situations, but may try it soon as my current job is extremely stressful.

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Comment from: suki2005 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 21

i've taken aprazolam before in its regular pill form but the Niravam works so much faster.I began a high stress job & my thinking was so muddled I made constant mistakes, my boss making my anxiety worse with threats instead of helping me. I started the niravam & immediately regained my concentration and was able to complete my project - but because my anxiety showed, I was fired.I tried to explain that I was under a doctor's care for depression & anxiety and that I was now on knew medication that was helping me. He was of those smug types who told me I was just making excuses for my own incompetence.Now unemployed I hope this med will keep me going so I can find a job with a decent boss.

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Comment from: RT Taylor 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 19

It usually relieves and prevents panic attacks brought on by TSS and Anxiety.

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Comment from: tex 75 or over Male less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 09

worked within 10 min. excellent for the high stress job.

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Comment from: tekila123 35-44 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 08

This worked wonders for my anxiety and panic attacks!! When I missed a dose I was cranky, had severe sweats, and felt as though my heart were about to jump out of my chest. I felt immediate relief after taking two under my tounge. Also helps to relax more for better sleep quality. I think this medication helpes more than others I have tried because I get relief {within three minutes}, I assume because it melts and gets into my system faster than other medication I have tried and waited for my body to digest.

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Panic attacks are repeated attacks of fear that can last for several minutes. See Answer
Comment from: Brooks 25-34 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: January 07

Medicine was effective at ending a panic attack, but I did have a cloudy feeling the rest of the day. I would take .25 mg durning an attack and start to feel better after about five minutes. I only use this medicine four to five times a year.


Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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