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Xanax® (alprazolam) is a prescription drug commonly used for treating anxiety. Even though most people respond well to this medication, you may want to consider a substitute if you experience any side effects or feel that your symptoms are not improving. There are two major classes of drugs used for treating anxiety: antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications.
 
The different classes of antidepressants used as anxiety medications include:
 
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
  • Tricyclics
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
     
Anti-anxiety medications that can be used for anxiety treatment include:
 
Since there are so many different medicines approved for the treatment of anxiety, you should talk to your healthcare provider if you are interested in a substitute for Xanax. He or she can help you decide which class of medications will best suit your situation.
 
(Click Anxiety Medications for more information, including a list of products that belong to each of these different drug classes.)
 
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