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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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Drug NameView by: Brand | Generic Reviews Avg. Ratings
quazepam systemic (Pro, More...)
6 reviews
   
9.6
chlordiazepoxide systemic (Pro, More...)
142 reviews
   
9.0
alprazolam systemic (Pro, More...)
995 reviews
   
8.9
diazepam systemic (Pro, More...)
449 reviews
   
8.7
oxazepam systemic (Pro, More...)
44 reviews
   
8.7
estazolam systemic (Pro, More...)
15 reviews
   
8.6
triazolam systemic (Pro, More...)
39 reviews
   
8.6
clonazepam systemic (Pro, More...)
1,238 reviews
   
8.5
flurazepam systemic (Pro, More...)
22 reviews
   
8.5
clorazepate systemic (Pro, More...)
28 reviews
   
8.3
lorazepam systemic (Pro, More...)
646 reviews
   
8.2
temazepam systemic (Pro, More...)
254 reviews
   
6.8
clobazam systemic (Pro, More...)
10 reviews
   
6.4
midazolam systemic (Pro, More...)
37 reviews
   
5.5
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