Frequent question: What medications are similar to Xanax?

What is the best drug to replace Xanax?

There are several types of anti-anxiety medications that have proven far less addictive than benzodiazepines. These include: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) for Anxiety

  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)

What prescriptions are similar to Xanax?

Examples of oral benzodiazepines are:

  • alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR)
  • clobazam (Onfi)
  • clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • clorazepate (Tranxene)
  • chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • diazepam (Valium, Diastat Acudial, Diastat)
  • estazolam (Prosom is a discontinued brand in the US)
  • lorazepam (Ativan)

What antidepressant is most like Xanax?

Lexapro and Xanax are two brand name medications that are commonly used for anxiety in adults. They are both indicated to treat anxiety alone or anxiety associated with depression. Lexapro is also approved to treat major depression in adults and adolescents.

What is the best drug for anxiety and depression?

Medication for anxiety and depression

Common medications that treat both anxiety and depression
Zoloft (sertraline) SSRI Nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite
Paxil (paroxetine) SSRI Drowsiness, nausea, headache
Prozac (fluoxetine) SSRI Insomnia, nausea, nervousness
Celexa (citalopram) SSRI Nausea, insomnia, dizziness

What is a drug that calms you down?

Benzodiazepines most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders are clonazepam (Rivotril)*, alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan). Also used are bromazepam (Lectopam), oxazepam (Serax), chlordiazepoxide (once marketed as Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene) and diazepam (Valium).

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What anti anxiety medication is not addictive?

Non-Addictive Anxiety Medications

  • Fluoxetine (Prozac®)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro®)
  • Citalopram (Celexa®)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil®)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft®)

What is the 3 3 3 rule for anxiety?

Follow the 3-3-3 rule.

Look around you and name three things you see. Then, name three sounds you hear. Finally, move three parts of your body — your ankle, fingers, or arm.

What is the safest anti anxiety drug?

As of this writing, some of the anxiety medications with the fewest reported side effects and least risk of side effects include:

  • Most Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium)
  • Bupropion (Wellbutrin)
  • Citalopram (Celexa – SSRI)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil – SSRI)

What are the top 10 anxiety medications?

Types of anxiety medication

  • citalopram (Celexa)
  • escitalopram (Lexapro)
  • fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • paroxetine (Paxil, Pexeva)
  • sertraline (Zoloft)