Panic Attack Medication List

Therapy together with medication will yield the best results. Medication should only be taken if it has been prescribed by a professional who treats panic attack patients. In many cases medication is not needed depending on the severity of the attacks.

Medicines used most often to treat panic attacks include the following:

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), such as Prozac, Zoloft, or Paxil.
  • Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, or Klonopin.

Medicines sometimes used to treat panic disorder include the following:

  • Antidepressants with mixed neurotransmitter effects, such as venlafaxine (Effexor).
  • Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), such as Tofranil, Norpramin, or Anafranil.
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), such as Marplan, Nardil, or Parnate.


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