ben'zo*di*a"ze*pine (-aah"ze*peen, -ay"ze*pine)

Benzodiazepines and their generic names:


Brand Name.....Generic Name........Mean Half-Life (in hours) (list incomplete):

Ativan.........lorazepam...........15
Centrax........prazepam............60
Dalmane........flurazepam..........80
Dormalin.......quazepam............35
Halcion........triazolam............2.5
Klonopin.......clonazepam..........30
Librium*.......chlordiazepoxide*...10*
Mogadon........nitrazepam..........??
Paxipam*.......halazepam*..........14*
ProSom.........estazolam...........18
Restoril.......temazepam...........12
Serax..........oxazepam.............8
Tranxene.......chlorazepate........60
Valium*........diazepam*...........24*
Versed.........midazolam............2.5
Xanax..........alprazolam..........12

Drugs with an asterisk also contain nordiazepam, which has a half-life of 60 hours.

Also, this list is probably incomplete; drug companies make new benzodiazepines all the time. If the generic name ends in -zepam or -zolam, it's likely a benzodiazepine.

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