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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Diazepam (diazepam systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines and is used to treat Alcohol Withdrawal, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Endoscopy or Radiology Premedication, Hyperekplexia, ICU Agitation, Light Anesthesia, Light Sedation, Meniere's Disease, Muscle Spasm, Night Terrors, Seizure Prevention, Seizures, Status Epilepticus, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder and Tetanus.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Anxiolytic agent

Sedative agent

Benzodiazepine derivative

Muscle relaxant

Anticonvulsant agent

Chemical Name

2H-1,4-Benzodiazepin-2-one, 7-chloro-1,3-dihydro-1-metyl-5-phenyl-

Foreign Names

  • Diazepamum (Latin)
  • Diazepam (German)
  • Diazépam (French)
  • Diazepam (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Diazepam (OS: BAN, USAN, DCIT, JAN)
  • Diazépam (OS: DCF)
  • LA III (IS)
  • Methyldiazepinone (IS)
  • NSC 77518 (IS)
  • Ro 5-2807 (Roche) (IS)
  • Wy 3467 (IS)
  • Diazepam (PH: BP 2018, JP XVII, Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Diazépam (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Diazepamum (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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