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Drug Tx for Anxiety

Mental health- Drugs used to treat anxiety

Benzo's Short-term use (very addictive). Ideally prn. Not ideal for elderly (become more confused/agitated). Expected s/e: drowsiness, decreased VS. Adverse effects: very lethargic, slurred speech, ataxia. Don't stop suddenly (w/drawls, possibly grand mal).
Alprazolam Benzo (Xanax)
Clonazepam Benzo (Klonopin)
Diazepam Benzo (Valium)
Lorazepam Benzo (Ativan)
Oxepam Benzo (Serax)
Chlordiazepoxide Benzo (Librium)
Buspirone Non-benzo Benzo (Buspar)....Taken daily, not supposed to be addictive.
Antihistamines Used for side effect of drowsiness. Often replace Benzo's for pt. w/ Hx of addiction. Non-addictive. Prn.
Atarax Antihistamine
Vistaril Antihistamine
Benadryl Antihistamine
Antidepressants Used to treat depression and anxiety. Non-addictive. Taken daily, not prn. Side effect: anxiety.
Paxil Antidepressant
Prozac Antidepressant
Zoloft Antidepressant
Nardil Antidepressant
Anafranil Antidepressant
Beta Blockers Used to treat symptoms of anxiety; palpitations, tachycardia, tremors. Taken daily. Need B/P & pulse.
Inderal Beta Blocker
Created by: fulk_90