Xanax can be considered the most potent benzodiazepine to treat anxiety. Alprazolam is one of the strongest short-acting benzodiazepines and is often prescribed by doctors because its half-life is shorter than 26 hours.
Yellow uncoated tablets. Yellow, circular, flat, bevelled-edge uncoated tablets, impressed “C” and the identifying letters “DB” either side of a central division line on one face.
The benzodiazepines have a limited role in insomnia and diazepam is used for the short-term management of insomnia associated with anxiety. The BNF recommends a dose of 5 to 15 mg by mouth at bedtime.