Diazepam vs Temazepam - What's the difference?

diazepam | temazepam |


In pharmaceutical drug terms the difference between diazepam and temazepam

is that diazepam is a minor tranquillizer with sedative effects, taken to reduce anxiety while temazepam is a drug generally prescribed for the short-term treatment of sleeplessness.

diazepam

English

Noun

(wikipedia diazepam) (en noun)
  • (pharmaceutical drug) A minor tranquillizer with sedative effects, taken to reduce anxiety.
  • * 2001': The most effective anti-anxiety drugs (tranquillizers) are the benzodiazepines, epitomized by '''diazepam (Valium®). — Leslie Iversen, ''Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 57)
  • temazepam

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (pharmaceutical drug) A drug generally prescribed for the short-term treatment of sleeplessness.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2009, date=June 6, author=Lesley Alderman, title=Cost-Effective Ways to Fight Insomnia, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=But if your problem is waking too early, he might suggest a longer-duration drug like temazepam , the generic version of Restoril. }}

    Hypernyms

    *benzodiazepine