I cannot tell you how many times I read this question. Yes, people are often using brand names, but they are asking whether they are safe, how much they can take, if they can change the dose or stop taking it without asking their doctors.
Just so we know what we are talking about, Benzo's go by many brand names, such as:
Xanax, Librium, Valium, alprazolam, Ativan, Elavil, Kalma; Xet, Clonazepam, triazolam, lorezapam, Tranxene, Versed, diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, clorazepate, midazolam, Dalmane, Diastat, Doral, Klonopin, Niravam, Paxipam, ProSom, Restoril, Serax, and those are only some of the ones that you can get in the United States. I won't list the International names since the list is way too long. But, do you get the picture?
There are TONS of benzodiazepines on the market and there is only one reason for that. They WORK! They are used for anxiety, panic, stress, sleep, seizures, some types of tremors, and for sedative-hypnotics and skeletal muscle rel...