MEDICATION OPTIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANXIETY

DRUG

TYPE

BRAND NAME

GENERIC NAME

COMMENTS

(additional uses)

Antihistamine

Atarax

Hydroxyzine

Nausea, & Vomiting, Itching, in Interstitial Cystitis, Itching in Myasthenia Gravis, Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis

 

Benadryl Diphenhydramine

Allergies &

Itching, Sedation, and sleep aid in elderly

 

Vistaril

Hydroxyzine

Nausea, & Vomiting, Itching, in Interstitial Cystitis, Itching in Myasthenia Gravis, Tremors in Multiple Sclerosis

Benzodiazepine Ativan

Lorazeam Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder, Acute (only) Agitation, Panic Attacks, and Alcohol Withdrawal

 

Klonopin

Clonazepam

Seizure, Panic Attacks, Dystonia, and Tremors, and Acute (only) Agitation

 

Librium

Chlordiazepoxide

Alcohol withdrawal, Phobias. And Acute (only) Agitation

 

Paxipam

Halazepam

Acute (only) agitation in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia,

 

Serax

Oxazepm

Acute (only) Agitation and Alcohol Withdrawal

 

Tranxene

Clorazepate

Acute (only) Agitation

 

Valium

Diazepam

Seizure, Muscle Spasms, Dystonia, and Acute (only) Agitation

 

Xanax

Alprazolam

Dystonia, and Acute (only) Agitation

Antianxiety

Buspar

Buspirone

Chronic anxiety, Temors, and Depression (potentiates antidepressants)

Beta Blockers

Corgard

Nadolol

Irregular heart beat, High Blood Pressure, Angina, Migraine H/A

 

Inderal

Propranolol

same as above

Lopressor

Metoprolol same as above

 

Tenormin

Atenolol

same as above

 

Visken

Pindolol

same as above

 

 

This information has been compiled from sources in the public domain to provide a comprehensive list commonly used medications for the treatment of Anxiety.  Both the brand and generic names of medications are listed. This information is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific psychiatric conditions.

Questions about the specific use of any medication for any specific patient or condition should be referred to a licensed physician.