Choosing the right panic attack med can be a process of trial and error. If you're lucky, the first one prescribed may work in a few weeks.

Sometimes, you may have to try a med for a while and it might not work, so you'll have to tell your doctor, go off it slowly and try something else.

Because there are so many medications available, one will work, so never worry if something doesn't. Please, just be patient.

Some Panic Attack Medications

Here are some panic attack medications you may be prescribed, but as mentioned, there are so many of them:

- Imipramine (Tofranil)

- Paxil (Paroxetine)

- Celexa (Citalopram)

- Effexor (Venlafaxine)

- Prozac (Fluoxetine)

- Zoloft (Sertraline)

- Xanax (Alprazolam)

- Ativan (Lorazepam)

- Klonopin (Clonazepam)

The medication can also depend on your situation. If it's not severe, you may go an antidepressants which is a more long-term form of treatment.

If it's severe and you need relief fast, benzodiazepines like alprazolam or lorazepam may be prescribed as well in conjunction with antidepressants.

Medication May Require Patience

Panic attacks can be treated quite effectively with medication, even if you have a panic disorder and have had it for quite a while. As mentioned, it could take a while to work.

This is not unusual and don't take this personally. In other words, don't think it's your fault or that you can't be helped. Also, don't blame the medication either.

Antidepressants take a while to kick in before you realize the benefits. If there are none, you need to tell your doctor and go on something else.

Sometimes the drug can produce bad side effects, so people want to stop it. This can happen. Given time, it could probably have worked, but side effects are a drawback.

So, be patient with your panic attack medications. You may feel worse before things get better. If you can't tolerate it, then speak to your doctor. But ultimately, it will work, so be patient and you'll start feeling better.

Author's Bio: 

Giri Anantha has experience in panic attacks, panic disorder and agoraphobia. His website is called Panic And Agoraphobia and this article can be found in his site at this URL: