I'm talking about group of drugs similar to them but different though.Is there anything beyond benzodiazepines?


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    $\begingroup$ Similar in structure or effect - and if so, which effect? $\endgroup$ – Jan Apr 16 at 16:59
  • $\begingroup$ I'm talking generally sedatives/anxiolytics. If you have any knowledge about potentials in structre i'd also appreciate it. $\endgroup$ – michael smith Apr 16 at 17:00
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    $\begingroup$ The Serotonin/Noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors have activity against anxiety/depression $\endgroup$ – Waylander Apr 16 at 17:22

Wikipedia has a list of sedatives divided into 13 categories: barbiturates, benzodiazepines, orexin antagonists, herbal sedatives, general anesthetics, antidepressants, antihistamines, opioids, etc.

A list of anxiolytics greatly overlaps with sedatives, but additionally includes sympatholytics, carbamates and some other individual drugs.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm talking more about undiscovered could there be something beyond benzos $\endgroup$ – michael smith Apr 16 at 17:24
  • $\begingroup$ There could be, this remains an area of interest to many pharma companies. Small molecules that act at glutamate receptors for example: sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131006142321.htm $\endgroup$ – Waylander Apr 16 at 18:00

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