As a last resort, when nothing else works, medicines are prescribed by doctors for the treatment of panic attacks. Medicines are not curative by merely helping to ward of the symptoms associated with panic attacks. Prolonged use of the medicines, even though prescribed by a doctor, can have alarming side effects and best to be avoided as far as possible. Popular medications in treatment of these attacks are:
• Manoamine oxidase inhibitors
• Tricyclic antidepressants
Benzodiazepines – These include drugs like Ativan, Librium, Klonopin, Valium and Xanas. All of them are recommended by professionals to ease your tensions and keep anxiety at bay. The last of the above mentioned medicines are used successfully to rid the patient of his disorder and the symptoms that go with these attacks. Dosage of these drugs is fixed by the doctors as they harm if taken more than what was prescribed. Harmful effects include mental confusion, increased irritability and agitation, mood variations and reduced mental coordination.
Beta-blockers – These include Tenormin and Inderal, the latter being more helpful in treating patients with anti social or unsocial behavior when they begin to shun society, bringing about feelings of helplessness and helplessness leading to accelerated anxiety and despair.
Monoamime oxidase inhibitors – These are often called MAOis and the most common ones are Parnate and Nardil. They are broadly classified as antidepressants and have been found to keep symptoms of panic attacks at bay. They are detrimental to health affecting sleeping, appetite and weight changes and low blood pressure.