HomeAnswersInternal Medicinegeneralized anxiety disorderCan I take Arjunarishta instead of Escitalopram for anxiety?

Can generalized anxiety disorder be treated with ayurvedic medications?

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Published At April 10, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 11, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 62-year-old female. I am having high blood pressure since I was 37. I also have sickle cell trait and hypothyroidism and take medication for all these problems regularly. For the last three years, I am suffering from cardiac arrhythmia without any significant ECG or Echo findings. My physician diagnosed my condition as generalized anxiety disorder and advised Escitalopram. As I am a working woman with a stressful job, I do not want to take this drug. I am also having some issues with allergic skin problems. Would it be fine if I take Arjunarishta? Kindly suggest.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

As the medication given above is some kind of herbal or homeopathic, which is not well studied, and its side effects not well know. Also, anyone on this forum is not expected to know that drug. So I suggest that the medication you suggested is not suitable. But there are some other medications available for generalized anxiety disorder, like Buspirone. Ask your doctor if he thinks that this medication is suitable for you.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Internal Medicine

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