Diazepam belongs to the benzodiazepine class of medications and is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and insomnia. It is used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms, muscle spasms and seizures. Diazepam is widely known by its more popular name Valium.
Alprazolam, which is more commonly known as Xanax, is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic disorders including anxiety caused as a result of depression. Xanax is a benzodiazepine medication which normally produces a calming effect within 20 minutes.
Clonazepam is a medication for the treatment of epilepsy/seizures, panic disorder and involuntary muscle spasms. It belongs to the benzodiazepine class of medications, and is also known by the popular brand name Klonopin.
Lorazepam is used to provide relief from the symptoms of anxiety, insomnia associated with anxiety, and acute panic attacks. This benzodiazepine medication is sold under the brand name Ativan.
Etizolam is used for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and neurosis. Etizolam is classed as a thienodiazepine medication, and has a similar mechanism of action to benzodiazepines such as diazepam.