Anxiolytics are a type of medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. They work by reducing the level of anxiety and panic symptoms. Anxiolytics can be used to treat both short-term and long-term anxiety and panic disorders.
What conditions do anxiolytics treat?
Anxiolytics are used to treat various conditions characterized by anxiety. These conditions include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and agoraphobia. Anxiolytics can also be used to treat anxiety which is a symptom of other conditions, such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Risks of anxiolytics
Risks include addiction, tolerance, and rebound anxiety. Anxiolytics should only be used as a short-term solution to anxiety, as long-term use can lead to dependence. There are many types of anxiolytics, so it is important to speak to a doctor before starting any medication.
Some Common Anxiolytics:
Chlordiazepoxide: Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) and diazepam (Valium) are the most commonly used anxiolytics. Benzodiazepines work by binding to the GABA receptors, which increases the effects of the neurotransmitter GABA. This results in a calming effect.
Orfidal: Orfidal is one of the most common anxiolytics prescribed in Spain. It is a benzodiazepine, and its effects last around 6-8 hours. Benzodiazepines work by binding to the GABA receptors in the brain, which increases the effects of the neurotransmitter GABA.
Trankimazín: Trankimazín, also known as Rivotril, is an anxiolytic medication used to treat anxiety and seizures. It is also used as a preoperative medication to produce sedation and amnesia.
Sedatif PC: Sedatif PC is a type of anxiolytic used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It is a potent medication that can cause drowsiness and dizziness, so it is important to take it as directed by a healthcare professional.