Benzodiazepines

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Background

  • Class of GABA Receptor Agonists
  • Binding results in inhibition of neuronal firing

Table

Generic (Trade Name) Equivalent Oral Dose Onset Duration
Alprazolam (Xanax) 0.5mg
Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) 25mg
Diazepam (Valium) 5mg
Flurazepam (Dalmane) 15mg
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1mg 5-20 min (IV); 15-30 min (IM) 6-8 H
Midazolam (Versed) 5mg 15 min (IM) 2 H
Oxazepam (Serax) 15mg

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