List of Sedatives

  • Barbiturates
    • amobarbital (Amytal)
    • pentobarbital (Nembutal)
    • secobarbital (Seconal)
    • Phenobarbitol (Luminal)
  • Benzodiazepines (trade names)
    • clonazepam (Klonopin N.America Rivotril Europe, Asia )
    • diazepam (Valium)
    • estazolam (Prosom)
    • flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)
    • lorazepam (Ativan)
    • midazolam (Versed)
    • nitrazepam (Mogadon)
    • oxazepam (Serax)
    • triazolam (Halcion)
    • temazepam (Restoril, Normison, Planum, Tenox, and Temaze)
    • chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
    • alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Herbal sedatives
    • ashwagandha
    • Duboisia hopwoodii
    • Prosanthera striatiflora
    • catnip
    • kava (Piper methysticum)
    • mandrake
    • valerian
    • Marijuana
  • Nonbenzodiazepine "Z-drugs" sedatives
    • eszopiclone (Lunesta)
    • zaleplon (Sonata)
    • zolpidem (Ambien)
    • zopiclone (Imovane, Zimovane)
  • Antihistamines
    • Diphenhydramine
    • Dimenhydrinate
    • Doxylamine
    • Phenergan
    • Promethazine
  • Other
    • Chloral Hydrate
    • Alcohol (though not used medically, very popular among the public)

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Last Updated: Dec 22, 2013

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