- List of benzodiazepines
benzodiazepinesand their respective trade-names, half-lives, and primary uses are listed in the following table.
Atypical benzodiazepine receptor ligands
*Not all trade names are listed. Click on drug name to see a more comprehensive list. **The duration of apparent action is usually considerably less than the half-life. With most benzodiazepines, noticeable effects usually wear off within a few hours. Nevertheless, as long as the drug is present it will exert subtle effects within the body. These effects may become apparent during continued use or may appear as withdrawal symptoms when dosage is reduced or the drug is stopped. ***Equivalent doses are based on clinical experience but may vary between individuals. [http://www.benzo.org.uk/bzequiv.htm] ****The molecular structure of these drugs differs from the benzodiazepine molecule but they work on benzodiazepine receptors with the same or similar effects and are cross tolerant drugs.
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