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Medicines That Can Cause Anxiety


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 anxiety include:

Nonprescription medicines that may cause anxiety include:

  • Medicines that contain caffeine, such as Anacin, Empirin, Excedrin, No-Doz, and cough medicines.
  • Decongestants, such as phenylephrine, including Sudafed PE.
  • Illegal drugs, such as cocaine, crack, or speed (amphetamines).

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Last RevisedOctober 23, 2012

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