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Anxiety prescriptions available online today

Learn how anxiety medications can help with a consultation from one of our board-certified doctors online. Get a new prescription for anxiety medication or refill an existing prescription today.

  • Online same-day doctor appointment booking

  • Licensed medical providers available nationwide

  • Medications available for pharmacy pickup*

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

  • United Healthcare
  • Humana
  • Aetna

3 simple steps to getting anxiety medication online 

  • Book an appointment to discuss anxiety medication.

    Step 1

    Book an appointment to discuss anxiety medication.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your doctor online.

    Step 2

    Talk to your doctor online.

    See a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your anxiety medication prescription from your online doctor.

    Step 3

    Pick up your anxiety medication prescription from your online doctor.

    We can send anxiety medication to any local pharmacy.

  • Book an appointment to discuss anxiety medication.

    Step 1

    Book an appointment to discuss anxiety medication.

    Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

  • Talk to your doctor online.

    Step 2

    Talk to your doctor online.

    See a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

  • Pick up your anxiety medication prescription from your online doctor.

    Step 3

    Pick up your anxiety medication prescription from your online doctor.

    We can send anxiety medication to any local pharmacy.

Anxiety medication pricing details

How pricing works

To get anxiety medications online, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits.

Paying with insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

Copay

For all visits

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:
    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$14.99/month

First month free

First visit

$129

Repeats only $69

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week
  • Unlimited messages with your 24/7 Care Team
  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%
  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests
  • Free memberships for your family
  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for active members.

Book an appointment

If we're unable to treat you, we'll provide a full refund.

About anxiety medication

Anxiety medications are medications designed to treat the symptoms of anxiety. They’re often prescribed to help treat anxiety, but they’re used for other mental health conditions as well. There are 3 common types of prescription anxiety medications. They are often combined with other mental health resources such as cognitive behavioral therapy to treat mental health problems.

  • What anxiety medications treat

    Anxiety medications are designed to help balance brain chemicals, which reduces anxiety symptoms. Specifically, they can be prescribed to treat generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder and social anxiety disorder.

  • Types of anxiety medication available online

    The 3 most common types of anti anxiety medications are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, beta blockers, and benzodiazepines.

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

    SSRIs are the majority of often prescribed anti-anxiety medicines. They can help alleviate the signs of mild to severe anxiety. They are safe and have fewer adverse effects than other anti-anxiety medications. Examples of SSRIs include:

  • Beta blockers

    Beta-blockers are medications that reduce the pressure on your heart and blood flow. They can also aid in treating migraines, anxiety, and other diseases. Examples of beta blockers include:

  • Benzodiazepines

    Benzodiazepines are typically used for short term treatment of anxiety due to their potential for addiction. FDA has approved benzodiazepines for treating anxiety disorders. We do not prescribe controlled substances. Examples of these include:

    Learn more about our controlled substances policy
    • Diazepam

    • Chlordiazepoxide 

    • Quazepam

    • Halazepam 

    • Alprazolam

    • Clorazepate

    • Lorazepam 

    • Prazepam 

    • Oxazepam

  • Other drugs

    Work with your healthcare provider to determine which one works best for you.

  • **Prescriptions provided at the doctor’s discretion

    PlushCare online anxiety medication ratings and reviews

    Our online doctors have treated over 415,000 patients.

    • My fantastic experience with Plush Care!

      5 stars

      My experience with Plush Care was amazing. I was able to get an appointment within 30 min of first logging in & my physician was extremely helpful & knowledgeable. I have already shared my experience with family & friends. It was the most relaxed, convenient appointment I've ever had & will definitely be using this service again.

      L.D., Dec 2021

    • I ran out of my normal anxiety medicine…

      5 stars

      I ran out of my normal anxiety medicine and my therapist had not answered my phone calls or emails for the past few weeks. Panicking, I googled how to get a refill and PlushCare came up. Within an hour, I had an appointment, got my prescription filled, and my anxiety level dropped amazingly. This is a great service and I would highly recommend to anyone who needed their medicine filled.

      J.E., May 2020

    • Plushcare Please Don't Change A Thing!

      5 stars

      I came to Plushcare for routine meds when COVID first hit, but have now chosen a primary care physician who is the kindest, most concerned and helpful doctor I have ever worked with.

      J.P., Apr 2022

    • Very convenient from the comfort of…

      5 stars

      Very convenient from the comfort of your home, and flexible appointment availability! The doctor actually made the right (and critical) diagnosis and sent me to my specialist, who confirmed her online diagnosis. Very, very satisfied.

      G.T., Apr 2022

    • Five star service from the comfort of my home

      5 stars

      I was debating whether going to an Emergency room or having a dispatch physician come to my home for an eye infection. I have a toddler and with everything going on with Covid I couldn’t take the chances of going to the ER. After some research I came across PlushCare — the doctor was extremely knowledgeable and he sent my prescription to the pharmacy even before we finished our call.

      T.R., Jan 2022

    How anxiety medications work

  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

    SSRIs operate by improving the working of nerve cells in the brain that govern mood. Signals transmit information among your brain cells. Neurotransmitters are the messengers that carry these signals. One kind of neurotransmitter is serotonin.

    When signals are transmitted to each nerve cell, a small amount of a neurotransmitter is released to allow the message to be transmitted.

    Then, they retrieve the neurotransmitter they delivered to deliver the next signal. The restoration of the neurotransmitter is referred to as reuptake.

    SSRIs raise serotonin levels in the brain as it blocks serotonin reuptake by nerves. More serotonin accessible in the neuron synapse implies that signals may be sent more easily. Serotonin is responsible for happy mood in human beings. 

    SSRIs are most often used to treat depression, anxiety and phobias.

    SSRI side effects:

    •Dry mouth 

    •Dizziness 

    •Blurred vision 

    •Nausea 

    •Headache 

    •Sexual dysfunction

    •Weight gain 

    •Stomach pain 

    •Increased blood pressure

  • Beta blockers

    Beta-blockers work by preventing the body from producing adrenaline and noradrenaline. This will allow you to have better control over your senses in stressful situations. They relieve strain on your heart and soothe your nerves. They can be used to treat:

    •Migraine - Metoprolol and propranolol are two drugs that come under the beta-blockers category that treat migraine. 

    •Glaucoma - This condition builds pressure within the eye and rises to owe to fluid accumulation. Doctors frequently prescribe beta-blocker eye drops to lessen the pressure built up in the eye due to fluid.

    Beta-blocker side effects:

    •Low blood pressure 

    •Extreme fatigue 

    •Cold hands 

    •Difficulty in breathing 

    •Weight gain 

    •Sleep problems 

  • Benzodiazepines

    Benzodiazepines act by boosting the effect of neurotransmitters such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a type of neurotransmitter that delivers relaxing signals to the body. Nervousness results in overstimulation in the brain of a person. When people use benzodiazepines, their brains transmit signals to compensate for the overstimulation. This can help to alleviate anxiety symptoms. In all, benzodiazepines are sedatives that can help calm your mind and effectively treat symptoms of anxiety. However, benzodiazepines are controlled substances with a potential for addiction and substance abuse. As such long term benzodiazepine use is typically not recommended by the prescribing doctor. Our doctors do not prescribe benzodiazepines.

    Benzodiazepines side effects:

    •Addiction 

    •Difficulty in sleep

    •Loss of concentration 

    •Headaches 

    •Upset stomach 

    •Fatigue 

    •Blurred vision 

    •Confusion 

    •Dizziness 

    •Severe withdrawal symptoms - this happens if you come off the benzodiazepines suddenly

  • The common side effects vary from patient to patient. In rare cases, anxiety medication may cause serious side effects. These can include:

    •Bleeding 

    •Heart problems 

    •Lung problems 

    Call you doctor if you experience any of these side effects as they may potentially be life-threatening.

  • Anxiety medication risks

    Anxiety medication is generally safe, but there are some risks if you have other medical conditions or take certain medications.

    Before you take a prescribed anxiety medication, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions or issues:

    •Asthma 

    •Epilepsy 

    •Current or past physical dependence (addiction) to any drug 

    •Current or past opioid drugs use

    •Pregnant 

    •Kidney issues 

  • Anxiety medication drug interactions 

    When you begin a new medication, make sure to tell your doctor about any other medications, supplements, or herbs you’re taking. Some medications that might interact with anxiety medication include:

    •5-hydroxytryptophan: It is used to treat anxiety in many patients worldwide. If it is taken with other SSRI medications, it may result in serotonin syndrome. 

    •Ashwagandha: This Ayurvedic supplement reduces anxiety and stress while improving sleep. It may, however, exacerbate benzodiazepines sedative impacts.

    •Rhodiola rosea: This is a herbal supplement that may help with minor anxiety. While using Rhodiola rosea alongside anti-depressants, cases of serotonin syndrome and other negative effects have been recorded.

    •Alcohol: Be careful and do not drink alcohol when taking benzodiazepines. Alcohol can function as a central nervous system depressants and impact normal breathing.

  • Anxiety medication FAQs

    • How should I take anxiety medication? 

      The 3 most common anti-anxiety medications are SSRIs, beta-blockers, and benzodiazepines. They comes in three forms:

      •Liquid form

      •Tablet/ pill form

      •Capsule form

      It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

    • Who shouldn’t take anxiety medication?

      Before you take a prescribed anxiety medication, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions or issues:

      •Asthma

      •Epilepsy

      •Kidney disease

      •Liver disease

      •Current or past physical dependence (addiction) to any drug

      •Current or past opioid drugs use

      •Currently on serotonin medications

      •Pregnant

      •Kidney issues

    • How long does it take for anxiety medication to work?

      Some anti anxiety medications begin to work within 30 to 60 mins of administration. They can provide quick anxiety relief during panic attacks. Antidepressants may take a few weeks (2 to 6 weeks) to start working.

    • What should I avoid with anxiety medication?

      Some other medications that might interact with anxiety medication and should be avoided:

      •5-hydroxytryptophan: If it is taken with other SSRI medications, it may result in serotonin syndrome.

      •Ashwagandha: This Ayurvedic supplement reduces anxiety and stress. It may, however, exacerbate benzodiazepines sedative impacts.

      •Rhodiola rosea: This is a herbal supplement that may help with minor anxiety. While using Rhodiola rosea alongside anti-depressants, cases of serotonin syndrome and other negative effects have been recorded.

      Alcohol: Be careful and do not combine benzodiazepines with alcohol. Alcohol can function as a central nervous system depressants and impact normal breathing.

    • What is the drug that calms you down?

      Benzodiazepines are sedative drugs that can help calm your mind and relax your body. Some examples include: diazepam, chlordiazepoxide and quazepam. However, these only work short term and we do not prescribe them due to their potential for addiction as controlled substances. Other anti anxiety medications that work long term, such as SSRIs, can also calm you down over time.

    • What is the most recommended medication for anxiety?

      The most commonly prescribed medication for social anxiety is SSRI. Some examples are paroxetine (Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft). SSRIs can help relieve some of the symptoms of social anxiety. Another option includes serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).