Benzodiazepines

List And Uses Of Some Benzodiazepines


Generic Name - Brand Name
alprazolam - xanax
chlordiazepoxide - librium
clonazepam - klonopin
clorazepate - tranxene
diazepam - valium
estazolam - prosom
flunitrazepam - rohypnol
flurazepam - dalmane
halazepam - paxipam
lorazepam - ativan
lormetazepam - noctamid
nimetazepam - erimin
oxazepam - serax
quazepam - doral
temazepam - restoril
triazolam - halcion


Note: Whatever reason you have for taking any benzodiazepine, do so once a week, or less often. If you have to take them daily, do so for no longer than a week or two. Tolerance and addiction occur very quickly.


1) --- Alprazolam, sometimes marketed under the brand name xanax, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for anxiety related issues and panic disorders. It may also be prescribed for sleep disorders and nausea induced by chemotherapy.

Although by itself it can reduce pain associated with anxiety, stress, tension, it can be more effective when administered with an opioid pain reliever. Some people find the combination reduces pain more than if an opioid was administered by itself.

2) --- Chlordiazepoxide, sometimes marketed under the brand name librium can be prescribed as a short term treatment for severe anxiety related issues. It can also be employed to treat alcohol withdrawal syndrome and tremors.

3) --- Clonazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name klonopin, is commonly prescribed for short term reduction or elimination of seizure activity. It can also be administered as a treatment for anxiety related issues and panic disorders.

Other uses include treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome, hyperekplexia, mania, muscle disorders, sleep disorders. Applications related to pain include treating pain associated with muscle disorders.

4) --- Clorazepate, sometimes marketed under the brand name tranxene, can be prescribed as a treatment for anxiety related issues and sleep disorders. It can also be administered to reduce or eliminate seizure activity.

In addition it may be employed for treating alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and as a muscle relaxant. Applications related to pain include treating pain associated with muscle disorders.

5) --- Diazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name valium, is commonly prescribed as a treatment for anxiety related issues and insomnia. It can also be administered to reduce or eliminate seizure activity, and as a treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Although by itself it can reduce pain associated with anxiety, stress, tension, it can be more effective when administered with an opioid pain reliever. Some people find the combination reduces pain more than if an opioid was administered by itself.

6) --- Estazolam, sometimes marketed under the brand name prosom, is commonly prescribed as a short term treatment for insomnia and other sleep disorders. It can also be administered as a treatment for anxiety disorders and anxiety related insomnia.

7) --- Flunitrazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name rohypnol, is prescribed as a treatment for anxiety related disorders, sleep disorders, to reduce or prevent seizures, as a muscle relaxant.

8) --- Flurazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name dalmane, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for sleep disorders like difficulty in falling asleep, waking up often, waking up too early.

9) --- Halazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name paxipam, is sometimes prescribed as a treatment for anxiety related issues. It is not currently (2016) available in the US. It was withdrawn from the US market by the manufacturer because it didn't generate enough income.

10) --- Lorazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name ativan, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for severe anxiety related issues and sleep disorders. In addition it is a muscle relaxant.

It is sometimes prescribed to reduce or eliminate seizure activity, and as a treatment or prevention of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It can be employed in chemotherapy, with other medications, to treat nausea and vomiting.

Although by itself it can reduce pain associated with anxiety, stress, tension, and/or muscle pain, it can be more effective when administered with an opioid pain reliever. Some people find the combination reduces pain more than if an opioid was administered by itself.

11) --- Lormetazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name noctamid, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for sleep disorders. It can also be utilized to treat anxiety related disorders, to reduce or prevent seizures, or as a muscle relaxant.

12) --- Nimetazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name erimin, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for sleep disorders. In addition it can treat anxiety related disorders, reduce or prevent seizures, be used as a muscle relaxant.

13) --- Oxazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name serax, is commonly prescribed as a treatment for anxiety related issues and sleep disorders. It can also be administered as a treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

14) --- Quazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name doral, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for insomnia.

15) --- Temazepam, sometimes marketed under the brand name restoril, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for severe sleep disorders.

16) --- Triazolam, sometimes marketed under the brand name halcion, is most commonly prescribed as a treatment for insomnia.