Hi, thanks for asking in Healthcare Magic.
is Escitalopram. It is given in the treatment of panic disorder. Persons with panic disorder suffer from recurrent and unpredictable panic attacks. They usually fear having an attack or they avoid situations in which they might have an attack.
Though Benzodiazepines like Alprazolam can be given for this condition, they can result in drug dependence
. So, drugs like Escitalopram are more effective in the long term treatment of panic disorder.
But since you still feel panic and have sleeping problem you can try Alprazolam after consulting your treating Doctor. you should also attend symptom control education programs which teaches breathing techniques and physiologic changes which occur in panic states. This programe also allows the persons to voluntarily expose themselves to panic situations.
I hope this is useful.