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halazepam

 [hal-az´e-pam]

halazepam

/hal·az·e·pam/ (-az´ĕ-pam) a benzodiazepine used as an antianxiety agent.

halazepam (halaz´əpam),

n brand name: Paxipam;
drug class: benzodiazepine (Controlled Substance Schedule IV);
action: produces central nervous system depression by interaction with benzodiazepine receptor to facilitate action of inhibitory neurotransmitter g-aminobutyric acid;
use: anxiety.
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5 mg Halazepam Paxipam 20-40 mg(*) Exceptions: Withdrawal program, neuromuscular syndrome (cerebral palsy or tradive dyskinesia, seizure disorders) * Moved/Added by JW Cooper to correct omission/error in OBRA.
Other examples of derivatives in this class include areestazolam, halazepam, and quazepam.
TABLE 4 Oral Benzodiazepine Comparison [20] Half-life [*] Drug Hours Days Faster Onset Triazolam (Halcion) 1-5 - Clorazepate (Tranxene) - 1-3 Diazepam (Valium, Valrelease, - 1-3 Zetram) Quazepam (Doral) - 2-3 Flurazepam (Dalmane) - 2-5 (with active metabolites) Slower Onset Oxazepam (Serax) 3-12 - Temazepam (Restoril) 3-20 - Alprazolam (Xanax) 6-20 - Lorazepam (Ativan) 10-20 - Estazolam (ProSom) - 1/2-1 Clonazepam (Klonopin) - 3/4-2 Chlordiazepoxide (Librium, - 1-3 Mitran) Halazepam (Paxipam) - 3+ Prazepam (Centrax) - 3+ (*)The time involved for one half of an administered drug to be lost via metabolism and/or excretion.