I was given bromazepam by a doctor to take on a flight as I am scared of flying, I am usually given valium, what is the difference?
Bromazepam, not diazepam
bromazepam is a derivative of a group of drugs called benzodiazepines, used for anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawl. it’s not available in the us as it’s potentially more addictive than traditional benzos.
valium is also a benzo derivative, available in the us, used for the same plus may have an antiseizure, antipsychotic, and antidepressant effect. carries the same risks as other benzodiazepines but may not be as potentially harmful.
the two drugs are very similar in structure but vary ever so slightly.
on: 7th April 07