Popular Anxiety Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price Price Trend
Benzodiazepines 7
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Alprazolam (Niravam, Xanax) is an inexpensive drug used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic versions. Generic alprazolam is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Benzodiazepines 7
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Alprazolam (Niravam, Xanax) is an inexpensive drug used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic versions. Generic alprazolam is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
SSRIs 9
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Sertraline (Zoloft) is an inexpensive drug used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-trauma stress, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), or social anxiety. It is more popular than comparable drugs. Generic sertraline is is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Benzodiazepines 8
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Lorazepam (Ativan) is an inexpensive drug used to treat anxiety. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in both brand and generic forms. Generic lorazepam is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
SSRIs 12
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Escitalopram (Lexapro) is an inexpensive drug used to treat depression and certain types of anxiety. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2006, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic escitalopram is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
SNRIs 17
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Duloxetine (Cymbalta) is a moderately priced drug used to treat depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and nerve pain associated with diabetes (diabetic peripheral neuropathy). It is more popular than comparable drugs. As of 2013, it is available in generic and brand versions. Generic duloxetine is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
SNRIs 11
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Effexor XR (venlafaxine ER) is an extended-release SNRI used to treat depression, anxiety, and panic disorder. It works by increasing the amount of serotonin and norepinephrine available in the brain. Effexor XR is available as generic venlafaxine ER. Immediate release venlafaxine is also available, though regular Effexor has been discontinued.
Benzodiazepines 7
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DIAZEPAM is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal, relax muscles, and treat certain types of seizures.
Azapirones 8
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BUSPIRONE is used to treat anxiety disorders.
Antihistamines 119
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HYDROXYZINE is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms. It is also used to treat anxiety and tension. This medicine can be used with other medicines to induce sleep before surgery.
SSRIs 9
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PAROXETINE is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Antihistamines 10
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HYDROXYZINE is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms. It is also used to treat anxiety and tension. This medicine can be used with other medicines to induce sleep before surgery.
Tricyclic Antidepressants 9
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DOXEPIN is used to treat depression and anxiety.
Typical Antipsychotics 7
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PROCHLORPERAZINE helps to control severe nausea and vomiting. This medicine is also used to treat schizophrenia. It can also help patients who experience anxiety that is not due to psychological illness.
SSRIs 76
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PAROXETINE is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Benzodiazepines 11
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CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.
Benzodiazepines 55
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CLORAZEPATE is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety. It also used to treat alcohol withdrawal and certain types of seizures.
Benzodiazepines 45
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OXAZEPAM is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal.
Typical Antipsychotics 64
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CHLORPROMAZINE has many different uses. It is used to treat certain mental and behavioral disorders. It is also used to control nausea and vomiting, nervousness before surgery, and hiccups that will not go away. It is also used to treat episodes of porphyria and in combination with other medicines to treat tetanus.
Typical Antipsychotics 34
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TRIFLUOPERAZINE is used to treat schizophrenia. This medicine may also be used for the short-term treatment of anxiety.
Typical Antipsychotic / Tricyclic Antidepressant Combinations 130
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PERPHENAZINE; AMITRIPTYLINE is used to treat depression that may be accompanied by anxiety or agitation. This medicine is also used to treat schizophrenia.
Benzodiazepines 109
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MIDAZOLAM is a benzodiazepine. It is used to cause relaxation or sleep before surgery and to block memory of the procedure.
Muscle Relaxants 55
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MEPROBAMATE is used to treat anxiety.
Tricyclic Antidepressants 132
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MAPROTILINE is used to treat depression. This medicine also helps to relieve anxiety associated with depression.
Tricyclic Antidepressants 19
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AMOXAPINE is used to treat depression.
SSRIs 355
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PAROXETINE is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post traumatic stress, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).

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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