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Posted on Tue, 4 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: What medications do you think is best for anxiety?
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
SSRI drugs like Sertraline are best for anxiety.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related doubts.

If we consider medicines for anxiety then I usually prefer SSRI drugs over all other anti anxiety drugs. SSRI drugs like Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Citalopram or Escitalopram etc are commonly used drugs and in my opinion are best for anxiety.

Considering your age and if you have anxiety then in my opinion Sertraline would be best for you. The drug is safest of all SSRI drugs and can be used in renal or hepatic problems too. The drug is having good efficacy in controlling anxiety.

Combination of SSRI drugs with low dose benzodiazepines like Clonazepam or Alprazolam result in best effects.

Thanks and Take care
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Follow up: Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 2 hours later
I am a male. Does that make a difference?

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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi 50 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No that doesn't make any difference

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

No that doesn't make difference. Even in that case I will prefer Sertraline.

Thanks
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