antianxiety agent

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There is no specific antidote, but judicious use of an antianxiety agent may be prudent to treat symptoms of a stimulant overdose.
People had treated anxiety for many, many years with sedating drugs, and one of the early clues an antianxiety agent was working was that the patient felt sleepy.
The risk further increases for more people with the wider use of some of the newer second-generation antipsychotics now used as mood stabilizers, antianxiety agents, sleep aids, anti-aggression agents, and even for conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
16] If children or adolescents being treated for depression have severe anxiety or sleep problems during the first two weeks of antidepressant therapy, antianxiety agents such as lorazepam, alprazolam, and estazolam may be administered to control these symptoms for a maximum of two weeks.
Additionally, methadone should not be prescribed to opioid-naive patients, and, whenever possible, should not be prescribed to patients taking benzodiazepine antianxiety agents because of an increased risk for severe respiratory depression.