Management of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal – WS DASSA August Benzodiazepine equivalents. Name. Duration of. Action #. Approx dose. Alprazolam. Xanax. Y**. B. Chlordiazepoxide Librium. Y**. B,E. Clonazepam. Klonopin. – N**. A,B,D,E. Diazepam. Valium. This Benzodiazepine Equivalence Table is based on the extensive research and clinical experience of Professor C Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP.

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References Ashton Curr Opin Psychiatry Patients should address specific medical concerns with their physicians. Unlike nearly all other benzodiazepine conversions, the conversion between intravenous midazolam and lorazepam has been well studied in mechanically ventilated patients. Management of withdrawal syndromes and relapse prevention in drug and alcohol dependence. Page Contents Page Contents Accessed December 31, Click here to start from scratch and enter your own patient data.

Miscellaneous Sedative Equivalents References Extra: Related links to external sites from Bing. The following guiding principles govern the calculator’s logic:. In fact, most benzodiazepine equivalence estimates are ewuivalency on expert opinion, uncited tables in published documents, and clinical practice.

Search Bing for all related images. How they work and how to withdraw; The Ashton Manual. All benzodiazepine conversions used in this calculator are based on published equipotent dose estimates.


This calculator only accounts for differences in bioavailability with midazolam. Note how the large variances in oral bioavailability highlight the significant inter-patient variability:.

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A Comprehensive Study Guide. Unlike opioid equipotent dosingbenzodiazepine equivalence is much less evidence-based and poorly described in the literature.

Although phenobarbital and secobarbital are not benzodiazepines, they are commonly grouped with this drug class and cited within benzodiazepine conversion charts due to their use in alcohol withdrawal. While barbiturates do share similar pharmacology to benzodiazepines, they have a more concerning safety profile with a higher incidence of respiratory depression.

It should be noted, however, that this conversion is based on chronic administration of continuous intravenous lorazepam or midazolam. Although access to this website is not restricted, the information found here is intended for benzodizaepine by medical providers. Miscellaneous Sedative Equivalents Glycerol: Phenobarbital pharmacokinetics and bioavailability in adults.

Pharmacokinetics of midazolam following intravenous and oral administration in patients with chronic liver disease and in healthy subjects.

Br J Clin Pharmacol. Dose equivalence of midazolam and triazolam.

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Benzodiazepine Equivalents Conversion Calculator. Because published benzodiazepine dose conversions are based on oral administration, parenteral formulations may not use the same conversion ratio.


Indications Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Barbiturate withdrawal Sedative withdrawal. This conversion tool estimates a reasonable equipotent dose between two benzodiazepines.

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Effect of age, gender, and obesity on midazolam kinetics. Bioavailability of diazepam after intravenous, oral and rectal administration in adult epileptic patients.

These wide ranges of confidence highlight the lack of firm, evidence-based literature supporting specific conversion ratios.

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Eqjivalency the numerous issues with benzodiazepine equivalence, the importance of reasonable clinical judgment, clinical experience, appropriate patient monitoring, and dose titration are of even greater significance. We’ve filled out some of the form to show you this clinical calculator in action. Related Topics in Chemical Dependency. Absolute bioavailability of oral and intramuscular diazepam: Due to discrepancies in the literature, many benzodiazepine conversions may have a potential conversion range that is extremely variable eg, by a factor of 10x or greater.

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