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Benzodiazepines

What are Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are a class of agents that work on the central nervous system, acting selectively on gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABA-A) receptors in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that inhibits or reduces the activity of nerve cells (neurons) within the brain. Benzodiazepines open GABA-activated chloride channels, and allow chloride ions to enter the neuron. This makes the neuron negatively charged and resistant to excitation.

All benzodiazepines work in a similar way but there are differences in the way individual benzodiazepines act on the different GABA-A receptor sub-types. In addition, some benzodiazepines are more potent than others or work for a longer length of time. Because of this, some work better than others in particular conditions. Benzodiazepines may be used in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder, seizures, or sleep disorders. They may also be used as a muscle relaxant, during alcohol withdrawal, or before surgery to induce relaxation and amnesia (memory loss).

List of Benzodiazepines:

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Prosom (Pro, More...)
generic name: estazolam
2 reviews
   
9.7
Alprazolam Intensol (Pro, More...)
generic name: alprazolam
6 reviews
   
9.6
Doral (Pro, More...)
generic name: quazepam
3 reviews
   
9.5
Niravam (Pro, More...)
generic name: alprazolam
12 reviews
   
9.5
Diazepam Intensol (More...)
generic name: diazepam
6 reviews
   
9.4
Librium (Pro, More...)
generic name: chlordiazepoxide
104 reviews
   
9.1
Tranxene (More...)
generic name: clorazepate
9 reviews
   
9.1
Xanax XR (Pro, More...)
generic name: alprazolam
50 reviews
   
9.1
Klonopin Wafer (More...)
generic name: clonazepam
16 reviews
   
8.9
Xanax (Pro, More...)
generic name: alprazolam
592 reviews
   
8.9
Serax (More...)
generic name: oxazepam
11 reviews
   
8.8
Valium (Pro, More...)
generic name: diazepam
197 reviews
   
8.8
Klonopin (Pro, More...)
generic name: clonazepam
550 reviews
   
8.7
Dalmane (Pro, More...)
generic name: flurazepam
10 reviews
   
8.6
Diastat (Pro, More...)
generic name: diazepam
2 reviews
   
8.5
Halcion (Pro, More...)
generic name: triazolam
19 reviews
   
8.5
Ativan (Pro, More...)
generic name: lorazepam
295 reviews
   
8.3
Lorazepam Intensol (Pro, More...)
generic name: lorazepam
9 reviews
   
8.3
Restoril (Pro, More...)
generic name: temazepam
61 reviews
   
7.5
Tranxene SD (More...)
generic name: clorazepate
2 reviews
   
7.0
Tranxene T-Tab (Pro, More...)
generic name: clorazepate
0 reviews
   
7.0
Versed (More...)
generic name: midazolam
28 reviews
   
5.6
Onfi (Pro, More...)
generic name: clobazam
5 reviews
   
5.2
Diastat AcuDial (More...)
generic name: diazepam
1 review
   
5.0
Diastat Pediatric (More...)
generic name: diazepam
0 reviews
   
0.0
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