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What is the drug of choice for patient suffred from anxiety and respirotry depression?

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LaurieShay 15 Mar 2012

If the patient has respiratory problems, I would stay away from the benzodiazepines such as xanax or valium. There are many antidepressants that also control anxiety that might be appropriate such as Zoloft or Lexapro. Best to evaluate the cause of the respiratory depression first before starting any new medicine regieme.

mahammed 15 Mar 2012

In this case the patient should takes Paxil CR beacuse is most effective (SSRI) and, the valium is inforced respirotry depression. also there is a risk of precipitation of withdrawal symptoms in
long-term users of benzodiazepines

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