Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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Drugs to Treat Anxiety Disorders

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Generic (Brand) NameGeneralized Anxiety DisorderObsessive-Compulsive DisorderPanic DisorderPosttraumatic Stress DisorderSocial Anxiety Disorder
ANTICONVULSANT AGENTS
Gabapentin (Gralise®, Neurontin®)Off-label useOff-label use
Lamotrigine (Lamictal®)Off-label useOff-label use
ANTIDEPRESSANT AGENTS
Amitriptyline (formerly Elavil®)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
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 (formerly Luvox®)Off-label useFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label useFDA approved
Imipramine (Tofranil®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Levomilnacipran (Fetzima®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Mirtazapine (Remeron®, Remeron SolTab®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Nortriptyline (Aventyl®, Pamelor®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Paroxetine HCl (Paxil®, Paxil CR®, Pexeva®)FDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approved
Sertraline HCl (Zoloft®)Off-label useFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approvedFDA approved
Trazodone (Desyrel®, Oleptro®)Off-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
Quetiapine (Seroquel®, Seroquel XR®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Trifluoperazine (formerly Stelazine®)FDA approvedOff-label use
BENZODIAZEPINE AGENTS
Alprazolam (Alprazolam Intensol®, Niravam®, Xanax®, Xanax XR)aFDA approvedFDA approvedOff-label use
Chlordiazepoxide (Librax®, Limbitrol®, Limbitrol® DS)bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Clonazepam (Klonopin®)bOff-label useOff-label useFDA approvedOff-label use
Clorazepate (formerly Tranxene®)FDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Diazepam (Diazepam Intensol®, Valium®)bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Lorazepam (Ativan®, Lorazepam Intensol®)bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
Oxazepam (formerly Serax®)a,bFDA approvedOff-label useOff-label use
NONBENZODIAZEPINE AGENTS
Buspirone HCl (formerly Buspar®)FDA approvedOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl®)Off-label use
Hydroxyzine (Anxanil®, Vistaril®)bOff-label use
Meprobamate (formerly Miltown®)FDA approved
Propranolol (formerly Inderal®)Off-label useOff-label useOff-label useOff-label use
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10.3928/02793695-20180328-79

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