Audrey Abelleira, PharmD, BCPP. Clinical pharmacist practitioner, VA Connecticut Healthcare System; clinical instructor, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Dr. Abelleira has no financial relationships with companies related to this material.
Benzodiazepines vary widely in their pharmacologic properties such as half-life, lipophilicity, and medication interactions. Here, we review the essential pharmacology of the prominent benzodiazepine agents and draw clinical correlates to how these properties translate to patient care.