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Anxiolytic

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Updated August 27, 2006

Definition:
Anxiolytics are drugs used to relieve anxiety or prevent anxiety attacks. The most common anti-anxiety medications include:
  • Ativan / lorazepam
  • Dalmane / flurazepam
  • Halcion / triazolam
  • Klonopin / Rivotril / clonazepam
  • Librium / chlordiazepoxide
  • Serax / oxazepam
  • Valium / diazepam
  • Xanax / alprazolam
Pronunciation:
ANGK-see-oh-LIT-ick
Also Known As: Anti-anxiety medications

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