from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tranquilizing drug, C15H11ClN2O2, related to benzodiazepine and used especially in the treatment of insomnia and alcohol withdrawal.
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- n. A benzodiazepine drug used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and alcohol withdrawal.
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- n. a tranquilizing drug (trade name Serax) used to treat anxiety and insomnia and alcohol withdrawal
One study compared passionflower with a drug called oxazepam, which is similar to Valium or Ativan.
He knows about the studies that show how oxazepam works better at treating anxiety if the tablet is green, and better for depression if yellow.
And the other drug belongs to the oxazepam (ph) family.
This agent was not described as metabolite in report, but it should be noted that diazepam breaks down into oxazepam.
July 16th, 2008 at 6: 27 pm oxazepam valium says: valium valium and pregnancy
You know, the drugs that they show -- nordiaezepam and tamazepam and oxazepam -- those are three metabolites of diazepam, Valium.
Alprazolam and oxazepam are generally equivalent with weak but broad-spectrum properties; lorazepam has significant anxiolytic and anticonvulsant properties; temazepam is used primarily as a hypnotic.
Diazepam and clorazepate are quickly absorbed, oxazepam and prazepam are slowly absorbed, and the rest have intemediary rates of absorption.
In contrast, lorazepam and oxazepam are excreted unconjugated, or as the glucuronide, and have a half-life of 12 to 18 hours.
A, Rashidi H, Khani M. "Passionflower in the treatment of generalized anxiety: a pilot double-blind randomized controlled trial with oxazepam."
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