Anti-Anxiety and Sedative drugs are prescription drugs used to relieve anxiety and/or help with sleep, but their use can result in dependency and a substance use disorder. These medications include antidepressants like Cymbalta (duloxetine), Wellbutrin (bupropion), Zoloft (sertraline) and Paxil (paroxetine); benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam) and Klonopin (clonazepam); antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Claritin-D (loratadine)and Zyrtec (cetirizine).
Antianxiety drugs and sedatives decrease alertness and can result in
These effects are magnified when people take alcohol. These drugs may make people alternately depressed and anxious.