The brand names of some common benzodiazepine drugs include Ativan, Dalmane, Diastat or Valium, Doral, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, ProSom
, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene-SD, and Xanax.
Other examples of prescription drugs used frequently by women include sedatives such as triazolam (Halcion) and estazolam (ProSom
); analgesics like meperidine (Demerol) or other types of painkillers such as oxycodone mixed with aspirin (Percodan) or guaifenesin mixed with codeine (Brontex); and stimulants such as methylphenidate (Ritalin), sibutramine (Meridia) and dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine).
Generic Trade Name Daily Dose Estazolam Prosom
1(*) Lorazepam(**) Ativan 2 Oxazepam(**) Serax 30 Alprazolam(**) Xanax 0.75 (Panic Attack: 2-6) Buspirone Buspar 30 Diphenhydramine(***) Benadryl 50 Hydroxyzine(***) Atarax/ 50 Vistaril Chloral Hydrate(***) 750 * Added by JW Cooper to correct omission in OBRA.
Medications in this group include: lorazepam (Ativan), clonazepam (Klonopin), triazolam (Halcion), flurazepam (Dalmane), estazolam (ProSom
), and temazepam (Restoril).
Commonly prescribed benzodiazepine sleep-aids are: flurazepam (Dalmane), estazolam (ProSom
), temazepam (Restoril) and triazolam (Halcion).