Our expert says:
I still don't understand why any doc prescribes Aterax, such an old drug, and merely sedative, with no special benefits or safety features or effectiveness.
The panic attacks may be better suited by a different AD - I haven't been convinced by good evidence that Cipralex has any special benefits in their treatment, compared with older and cheaper alternatives.
When one is taking any AD once a day, one chooses the timing in relation to the side-effects you experience. If on the whole it is sedative, it's worth taking it at night when you want to be sedated. When it's on the whole arousing, as some are, you'd prefer to take it in the morning, when you'd want to be more awake.
ADs take around 2 weeks to show whether they are likely to be most helpful in your situation - not everybody responds best to the first one they try. So your pdoc may also consider changing you to a different AD.
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