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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, concern, uneasiness, dread, and fear. It is usually a reaction to stress. Symptoms of anxiety include irritability, fatigue, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, and muscle weakness.

Treatment for anxiety includes taking medication and cognitive behavioral therapy. Common drug classes used to treat anxiety are benzodiazepines, SSRIs, atypical antidepressants, antihistamines, muscle relaxants, SNRIs, tricyclic antidepressants, azapirones, typical antispycotics, and typical antipsychotic / tricyclic antidepressant combinations.

Savings Tips for Anxiety

  • Paxil vs Pexeva: Which Paroxetine Antidepressant Is Better?

    March 08, 2016

    You or someone you know may suffer from anxiety, depression, or both. Anxiety and depression can be extremely debilitating with potential for negatively impacting a person’s daily life, but there are treatments that can help, including therapy and SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) medications like Paxil (paroxetine hydrochloride) and Pexeva (paroxetine mesylate).

    What are Paxil and Pexeva prescribed to treat?

    Pexeva is used to treat generalize anxiety disorder (GAD), major depressive disorder (MDD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder (PD). See More

  • Xanax or Ativan: Which Is Better for Anxiety?

    May 07, 2014

    Benzodiazepines (BZDs) are one of the most commonly taken psychotropic drugs, often used for anxiety. Prolonged use of BZDs is a widespread phenomenon in medical practice yet it may surprise you to know that these medications are really only meant to be used short-term. Both alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan) are considered short-acting BZDs and when used for the right reasons are quite effective. See More

  • Here’s Something to Be Happy About: Cymbalta goes Generic!

    December 12, 2013

    Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, neuropathy and hot flashes are some of the many issues Cymbalta helps you tackle. The cost, however, has been a real issue for patients. Now, you’re good.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first generic versions of Cymbalta, duloxetine delayed-release capsules. Several different drug companies had their generic versions accepted so there will be many folks making duloxetine; this should lower the cost quite a bit. See More

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Popular Anxiety Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Benzodiazepines 9 See Prices
Benzodiazepines 9 See Prices
SSRIs 9 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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