Benzodiazepines may be used to treat: All benzodiazepines work in a similar way but there are differences in the way individual benzodiazepines act on different GABA-A receptor sub-types.In addition, some benzodiazepines are more potent than others or work for a longer length of time.Sedatives encompass a wide variety of drugs with different mechanisms of action that can induce depression of the central nervous system (CNS).In the first part of the 20th century, the pharmacotherapy of anxiety and insomnia relied on barbiturates, which were replaced with benzodiazepines as drugs of choice in the second part of the previous century.They also have hypnotic, anticonvulsant and muscle-relaxing activities, but do not exhibit analgesic action or antipsychotic activity.
Benzodiazepines (also called “benzos”) are a class of agents that work in the central nervous system and are used for a variety of medical conditions.
All benzodiazepines are listed as DEA scheduled IV controlled substances.
As controlled substances, all benzodiazepines have the potential for abuse, addiction and diversion.
The occurrence of seven behavioral elements was observed in aggressive and timid singlyhoused male mice treated with drugs in paired interactions with untreated non-aggressive males.
At low doses, some benzodiazepines (alprazolam, oxazepam and diazepam) inhibited defenses, escapes, or attacks, but did not reduce other activities (social sniffing, walking, rearing), and actually increased most of them.