Module 2: Basic Pharmacology of Controlled Drugs and Substances

Lesson 1


Benzodiazepines are the most commonly prescribed psychotropic among elderly patients (Jensen & Regier, 2014). Agents in this class listed in the Benzodiazepines and Other Targeted Substances Regulations (2012) include alprazolam, bromazepam, chlordiazepoxide, clobazam, clonazepam, clorazepate, diazepam, flurazepam, lorazepam, midazolam, nitrazepam, oxazepam, temazepam, and triazolam. They are available in short-, intermediate-, and long-acting preparations.


  • Jensen, B., & Regier, L. (2014). Rx files: Drug comparison charts (10th ed.). Saskatoon, SK: Author.