User Reviews for Meprobamate
Also known as: Equanil, MB-TAB, Miltown
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Reviews for Meprobamate to treat Anxiety
"my husband took meprobamates for about 30 years, he has been called bipolar schitzoaffective disorder ptsd manic depressive take a guess, seems every Dr has a different opinion. He did fairly well on this along with Paxil and Wellbutrin, but one Dr changed him to Klonapin (along with several other meds) and he has been on various doses of Klonapin for the last 5 or 6 years, now Dr swapped Lexapro for the Paxil and decreased the Wellbutrin and he is about jumping out of his skin. Oh how I wish we could find a Dr that would put him back on the meprobamates, he did so much better on those. I do not understand their reluctance, extremely hard to find a psychiatrist in our area especially one who will take new patients or geriatric patients."
MrsMackBee (taken for 10 years or more) November 18, 2015
9 users found this comment helpful.
Miltown (meprobamate): "Great medicine for my panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder and fibromyalgia. It is very calming for me and not too strong. I can't tolerate many medicines, and this is the only one that does not "back fire" on me and give me worse problems than I started with. It may be the oldest of it's type, but for me...it is the very best and for me, the safest with no side effects."
wyliesmom December 17, 2014
23 users found this comment helpful.
Miltown (meprobamate): "Benzodiazepines, are way better. Valium or clonazepam have a VERY long half life.(last about 18-24hours) This medicines work great for me, for overall Anxiety. In my case Xanax is the only drug that helps with my Panic Attacks. It works the fastest. And that is very important, when you have a bad event, like Panic Attacks. Not Anxiety attacks, there is a big difference. Panic is a Event(Can last awhile).These can give you aftershocks after the initial event and initial dose of Xanax. Anxiety attacks don't last long, and are not near as bad. Panic Attacks can be up to 10 times worse, than anxiety attacks. No triggers needed for Panic, in my case. Anxiety attacks usually center around stress, difficult situations, etc."
LB40 (taken for 10 years or more) November 10, 2013
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking 1600 mg for 35 years. It is the only medicine that my doctor tried that really worked to relieve my panic disorder. However, it is only currently being produced by one drug company, and they are really expensive. It is considered an "old fashioned" medicine. Right now my insurance is covering it with a $50 copay. I don't know of any other medicine that is similar, so I guess I'm stuck for now."
Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more) July 5, 2013
13 users found this comment helpful.
"Helps immensly. I have taken three 400mg every day for 30 years and never increased my dose. Often, I forget to take it and never had withdrawal."
Randolpho90210 March 8, 2011
34 users found this comment helpful.
Miltown (meprobamate): "I have chronic panic disorder with agoraphobia and due to the fact I have not responded to any antidepressant and have only had a moderate response with benzodiazepines (I was taking Xanax XR) I spoke to my doctor about trying Miltown (meprobamate), the first anxiolytic in history, just to see if it can help. I take 400 mg four times a day (1,600 mg) and I have, to my surprise, actually found it to be fairly effective. I was particularly surprised due to its low potency, 0.5 mg of Xanax is considered bioequivalent to 1,400 mg of Miltown. It takes longer than Xanax, Ativan, or Valium to work and I have noticed I can "feel" when Miltown starts to work where as I did not with benzodiazepines (bad). Good novel treatment."
raraider February 17, 2011
55 users found this comment helpful.
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