Diazepam vs Lorazepam - What's the difference?

diazepam | lorazepam |


As nouns the difference between diazepam and lorazepam

is that diazepam is diazepam (minor tranquillizer) while lorazepam is (pharmaceutical drug) a benzodiazepine drug, used in the treatment of anxiety.

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)
  • lorazepam

    Noun

    (-)
  • (pharmaceutical drug) A benzodiazepine drug, used in the treatment of anxiety.