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There are the numerous medicines that we use in order to treat anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, and probably we all know about benzodiazepine medicines, which are used as tranquilizers. There are also beta-blockers, tricyclic antidepressants, MAO inhibitors, SSR inhibitors, mild tranquilizer and anticonvulsant that can be used for the treatment of anxiety disorders, and your pharmacist or doctor will inform you about the medicine that you are to take and its class. Medicines that are used to treat panic attacks work in the specific way so that the sufferer should face with the extreme fear and with all the other consequences that this condition causes. There are two fields where these sorts of medicines are helpful; one is that it relaxes your body and so you don’t feel physical signs of distress when you think about the things that cause your attack, and the other is related to the feeling of extreme fear.


These medicines work by stopping the feeling of panic, and when you don’t feel panic any more, there is a great chance that you won’t be expecting it to occur. So, when those horrible thoughts, where you are expecting panic attack to appear in certain situation, disappear, you are on the right track not to experience panic. That is how many of the problems that phobic persons have are solved fast and effectively. Drugs that are often prescribed for phobias are benzodiazepines, which usually come together with antidepressants or SSR inhibitors, because these medicines have shown the best results in the treatment of this condition so far. Widely used benzodiazepines are alprazolam and clonazepam, because of the fast absorption and effect they have on the body. They work much faster than any other medicines and the effect is visible in seven to fourteen days.

Side Effects

However, they do have some unwanted effects particularly during the period of decreasing the dosage in order to eventually stop using them. According to the information of researches, 43 % of individuals who suffered from panic attack and used alprazolam (4 mg daily) got better after about two and a half months, while among those who used higher doses (4-6 mg daily), 30 % of them felt the difference. It is very effective medication especially if you feel anxiety because of some situation that triggers panic. In those cases, all you need to do is to take alprazolam and the negative feeling will go away, because it works in less than 20 minutes.

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