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Can You Get Anxiety Medication Online?

Yes, you can get anxiety medication prescribed online following a virtual consultation.

Anxiety and depression are the most common mental disorders in the United States. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that about 40 million adults are affected by this disability each year.

Anxiety disorders are highly treatable and thanks to innovative strides in telehealthcare websites like PlushCare, you can buy anxiety medication online safely, discreetly, and conveniently.

Let’s take a look at how an online doctor can help you find an anxiety treatment that’s right for you.

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What is the Best Medicine for Anxiety?

Anxiety disorders are often treated with a combination of therapy, exercise, a healthy diet, and anti-anxiety medications.

These medications can include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and other medications known to combat the symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety medications aren’t right for everybody. Treatment with medication will depend on the cause of your anxiety and your physical health.

It’s important to speak with your doctor about your medical history so you can decide with your doctor which anxiety medication is right for you, if any at all.

Anxiety medication is not a cure for anxiety, rather it is a method of symptom management.

With that in mind, let’s go over some of the best prescription anti anxiety medications that are available online.

Can Online Doctors Prescribe Antidepressants?

Yes, online doctors can prescribe antidepressants to treat depression and anxiety. Antidepressants are an extremely common treatment for anxiety and have been proven to reduce feelings of stress, worry and other symptoms associated with anxiety.

You can meet with an online doctor at PlushCare to see if antidepressants may be a beneficial part of your treatment plan.

Which is the Best SSRI for Anxiety?

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a type of antidepressant commonly used to treat anxiety. It typically takes 4-6 weeks for the effects to be noticed.

SSRIs are generally a long-form type of treatment. Not all SSRIs are used to treat anxiety. You can get SSRIs for anxiety prescribed online.

Common SSRIs Prescribed to Treat Anxiety Are:

Considerations and Precautions of SSRIs for Anxiety

Long term usage of SSRIs can lead to a dependency. Suddenly stopping SSRIs can have negative health risks and lead to increased feelings of depression and anxiety as well as withdrawal symptoms.

Before stopping or reducing SSRI intake speak with a doctor about how to safely go off your medication. Before taking SSRIs go over the potential side effects with your doctor.

Read: Stopping Antidepressants and Managing Withdrawal

Which is the Best Benzodiazepine for Anxiety?

Benzodiazepines are another class of medication used to treat anxiety. They are also known as tranquilizers and tend to be fast acting, with effects felt in 30-60 minutes. Benzodiazepines are good for stopping panic attacks and acute anxiety.

That said, they are addictive and come with health risks and side effects. Benzodiazepines are not meant for long-term use.

Benzodiazepines are controlled substances and therefore cannot prescribed online.

Common Benzodiazepines Prescribed to treat anxiety are:

Xanax (alprazolam)

Klonopin (clonazepam)

Ativan (lorazepam)

Valium (diazepam)

Can Online doctors prescribe Xanax?

No, Xanax is classified as a controlled substance by the DEA and therefore cannot be prescribed online. Because Xanax has potential for abuse it is important to see a doctor in person before obtaining a prescription.

Considerations and Precautions of Benzodiazepine for Anxiety

Benzodiazepines have potential for abuse and addiction. In some cases they can actually make anxiety and depression worse.

Benzodiazepines work by slowing down the nervous system both mentally and physically. This can have unwanted side effects as motor and cognitive skills are impaired.

Taking these medications with other prescription and recreational drugs can be life threatening and lead to death.

Overdose is possible.

Talk to a doctor about your mental and physical health, as well as your medical history and symptoms to see if this class of medication it right for you.

Other Common Anxiety Medications

Can You Buy Anxiety Medication Over The Counter?

Anxiety medications require a prescription from a doctor and cannot be purchased over the counter.

It’s important to speak with a doctor or psychiatrist before you receive anxiety medication.

The doctor can help determine which treatment method is best for you, and if anxiety medication will be beneficial to your overall health. Then they can determine which specific anxiety medication is best for your case and prescribe you a starting dose.

You will want to check in with your doctor frequently to go over any side effects you may be feeling and discuss if the medication is working.

Who Can Prescribe Anxiety Medication?

To receive a treatment plan and prescription for anxiety medication you will need to speak to doctor or psychiatrist. The doctor will want to know why you’re interested in taking anxiety medication as well as learn your medical history and other medications you may be taking.

Read: Online Psychiatrist Prescription

You can get anxiety medication prescribed online from an online doctor or psychiatrist at PlushCare. If our online healthcare professionals think you can benefit from anxiety medication they can write you a prescription and send it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. You can also get refills online and receive a comprehensive treatment plan to combat your anxiety.

To speak with an online doctor about getting anxiety medication online, book an appointment here.

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