Medications for Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia

A number of medications have been found to be useful in the treatment of panic disorder and agoraphobia. These include antidepressants (such as Tofranil, Prozac, Zoloft, and monoamine oxidase inhibitors); Xanax and other medications for anxiety; and beta-blockers. These medications may help reduce your arousal, but once you terminate the medication, your panic symptoms may return. Consequently, we recommend that even if you use medication for panic disorder and agoraphobia, you should also consider cognitive-behavioral therapy.