Evidence-based information on benzodiazepine equivalency is limited, and different sources may disagree; hence the use of dose ranges in this table. Even so, the data listed in this table are estimates, and their use requires clinical judgement.
Particularly when tapering a dose, a very gradual reduction with attention to patient response is required. This is particularly the case for patients who have been taking benzodiazepines for an extended period of time. When escalating a dose, it is preferable to err on the side of caution, to avoid overshooting and causing respiratory depression.
|Approximately Equivalent Oral Doses, mg||Time to Peak Level, hours||Half-life, hours|
|*Not available in the United States|