Why not take control of your own mental health and anxiety?Why should you suffer any longer, waiting for someone else’s opinion?We are used to going to the pharmacy to obtain OTC medications for our physical symptoms…but what about for mental symptoms like anxiety?The good news is that there are research studies showing that OTC medications can help for anxiety.Using over the counter (OTC) medications for anxiety is a relatively new development when compared to using OTC medications for physical symptoms.As many people suffer from anxiety, the appeal of OTC medications is understandable.Although most of the medications for anxiety disorder are only available with a prescription, a few OTC medications could be considered for anxiety.
Inositol is a carbohydrate which is sweet in taste. One study found that inositol was as effective as fluvoxamine for the treatment of panic disorder (Palatnik et al., 2001).
It is best to use Benadryl on an as needed basis, rather than a daily medication for anxiety.
Although Benadryl does not have research studies for effectiveness in anxiety, it is commonly recommended by doctors to their patients with anxiety.
Benadryl has advantages as it is non-addictive and available as generic diphenhydramine, so the generic form is relatively inexpensive.
The disadvantages are that Benadryl can lose its effectiveness with long term use and with regular daily use…this phenomenon is known as tolerance.