Medicines That Can Cause Anxiety
Many medicines can cause anxiety or make anxiety worse.
Discuss your medicines with your doctor if you think that a medicine may be
adding to your anxiety.
Prescription medicines that may cause
- Asthma medicines, such as albuterol, salmeterol,
- Blood pressure medicines, such as
- Hormones, such as oral
- Medicines that contain amphetamines, such as
Benzedrine, Dexedrine, and Ritalin.
- Steroids, such as cortisone,
dexamethasone, and prednisone.
- Other medicines, such as phenytoin, levodopa, quinidine,
and some antidepressants.
Nonprescription medicines that may cause anxiety
- Medicines that contain caffeine, such as Anacin,
Empirin, Excedrin, No-Doz, and cough medicines.
- Decongestants, such as phenylephrine,
including Sudafed PE.
drugs, such as cocaine, crack, or speed (amphetamines).
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Last Revised||October 23, 2012|