An anxiolytic (additionally antipanic or antianxiety operator) is a prescription or other mediation that hinders nervousness. This impact is as opposed to anxiogenic specialists, which increment nervousness. Together these classes of psychoactive mixes or mediations might be alluded to as anxiotropic mixes or specialists. Some recreational medications, for example, liquor (otherwise called ethanol) incite anxiolysis at first; in any case, considers demonstrate that a large number of these medications are anxiogenic. Anxiolytic prescriptions have been utilized for the treatment of nervousness issue and its related mental and physical side effects. Light treatment and different mediations have additionally been found to have an anxiolytic impact.

Beta-receptor blockers, for example, propranolol and oxprenolol, despite the fact that not anxiolytics, can be utilized to battle the substantial side effects of uneasiness, for example, tachycardia and palpitations.

Anxiolytics are otherwise called minor sedatives. The term is less basic in present day messages and was initially gotten from a division with significant sedatives, otherwise called neuroleptics or antipsychotics. There are worries that some GABAergics, for example, benzodiazepines and barbiturates, may have an anxiogenic impact whenever utilized over extensive stretches of time.