Benzodiazepines possess psycholeptic, sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and amnesic actions, which are useful in a variety of indications such as alcohol dependence, seizures, anxiety disorders, panic, agitation, and insomnia.

Available formulations include :-

2-keto compounds:

clorazepate, diazepam, flurazepam, halazepam, prazepam, and others

3-hydroxy compounds:

lorazepam, lormetazepam, oxazepam, temazepam

7-nitro compounds:

clonazepam, flunitrazepam, nimetazepam, nitrazepam

Triazolo compounds:

adinazolam, alprazolam, estazolam, triazolam

Imidazo compounds:

climazolam, loprazolam, midazolam