Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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Drugs to Treat Anxiety Disorders

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A handy source of up-to-date information on current medications for psychiatric illnesses

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A handy source of up-to-date information on current medications for psychiatric illnesses

Table

Generic (Brand) NameGeneralized Anxiety DisorderObsessive-Compulsive DisorderPanic DisorderPosttraumatic Stress DisorderSocial Anxiety Disorder
ANTICONVULSANT AGENTS
Carbamazepine (Equetro®, Tegretol®)Off-label useOff-label use
Divalproex sodium (Depakote®)Off-label useOff-label use
Eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom®)Off-label useOff-label use
Gabapentin (Gralise®, Neurontin®)Off-label useOff-label use
Lamotrigine (Lamictal®)Off-label useOff-label use
Levetiracetam (Keppra®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®)Off-label useOff-label use
Pregabalin (Lyrica®)Off-label use
Tiagabine (Gabitril®)Off-label use
Topiramate (Topamax®)Off-label useOff-label use
ANTIDEPRESSANT AGENTS
Amitriptyline (Elavil®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Amoxapine (Asendin®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Citalopram (Celexa®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Clomipramine HCl (Anafranil®)Off-label useFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Desipramine (Norpramin®, Pertofrane®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Desvenlafaxine (Khedezla®, Pristiq®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Doxepin (Adapin®, Sinequan®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Duloxetine HCl (Cymbalta®)FDA approvedOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro®)FDA approvedOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Fluoxetine HCl (Prozac®, Prozac® WeeklyTM)Off-label useFDA approvedFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Fluvoxamine (Luvox®, Luvox CR®)Off-label useFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label useFDA approved
Imipramine (Tofranil®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Isocarboxazid (Marplan®)Off-label useOff-label use
Levomilnacipran (Fetzima®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Maprotiline HCl (Ludiomil®)aOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Milnacipran (Savella®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Mirtazapine (Remeron®, Remeron SolTab®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Nefazodone (Serzone®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Nortriptyline (Aventyl®, Pamelor®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Paroxetine HCl (Paxil®, Paxil CR®)FDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approved
Phenelzine (Nardil®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Sertraline HCl (Zoloft®)Off-label useFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approved
Tranylcypromine (Parnate®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Trazodone (Desyrel®, Oleptro®)Off-label use
Trimipramine (Surmontil®)Off-label useOff-label use
Venlafaxine HCl (Effexor®, Effexor XR®)FDA approvedOff-label useFDA approvedOff-label useFDA approved
Vilazodone (Viibryd®)Off-label use
Vortioxetine (Brintellix®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS
Aripiprazole (Abilify®)Off-label use
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine®)Off-label useOff-label use
Fluphenazine (Prolixin®)Off-label useOff-label use
Haloperidol (Haldol®)Off-label useOff-label use
Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Paliperidone (Invega®)Off-label use
Quetiapine (Seroquel®, Seroquel XR®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Risperidone (Risperdal®, Risperdal® Consta®)Off-label useOff-label use
Trifluoperazine (Stelazine®)FDA approvedOff-label use
Ziprasidone (Geodon®)Off-label use
BENZODIAZEPINE AGENTS
Alprazolam (Alprazolam Intensol®, Xanax®)aFDA approvedFDA approvedOff-label use
Chlordiazepoxide (Librax®, Librium®, Limbitrol®, Limbitrol® DS)bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Clonazepam (Klonopin®)bOff-label useOff-label useFDA approvedOff-label use
Clorazepate (Tranxene®)FDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Diazepam (Diazepam Intensol®, Valium®)bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Halazepam (Paxipam®)FDA approved
Lorazepam (Ativan®, Lorazepam Intensol®)bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Oxazepam (Serax®)a,bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
NONBENZODIAZEPINE AGENTS
Buspirone HCl (BuSpar®, BuSpar® Dividose)FDA approvedOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®)Off-label use
Hydroxyzine (Anxanil®, Atarax®, Atarax® Syrup, Vistaril®)bOff-label use
Meprobamate (Miltown®)FDA approved
Propranolol (Inderal®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use

10.3928/02793695-20160330-79

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