Dr. Richard Ogletree
Pharmacology
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In brief: The general term

benzodiazepines refers to a class of medicines used to help with anxiety, sleep, and sometimes seizures.
Diazepam is a particular drug in the class. While most of the members of the benzodiazepine class are gone from the body in a few days, the specific drug diazepam (also knwn as Valium in the US) hangs around much longer.

In brief: The general term

benzodiazepines refers to a class of medicines used to help with anxiety, sleep, and sometimes seizures.
Diazepam is a particular drug in the class. While most of the members of the benzodiazepine class are gone from the body in a few days, the specific drug diazepam (also knwn as Valium in the US) hangs around much longer.
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2 doctors agree

In brief: No difference

Diazepam is a specific example drug from the class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines.
The rest of your statement does not form a question so I can't really decipher it well enough to know how to answer.

In brief: No difference

Diazepam is a specific example drug from the class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines.
The rest of your statement does not form a question so I can't really decipher it well enough to know how to answer.
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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: None

diazepam is a drug in the broad class of drugs called benzodiazepines

In brief: None

diazepam is a drug in the broad class of drugs called benzodiazepines
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Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine

In brief: Up to 42 days...

Diazepam (Valium) is a long-acting drug in the benzodiazepine family.
For urine testing, it can be detected for up to 42 days after last usage (depending on factors such as body mass, age, dose and frequency of usage). Here is a link for drug detection times (provided only for educational purposes).Please look under "Valium" for diazepam: http://alwaystestclean.com/atc/drug-detection-times-chart/.

In brief: Up to 42 days...

Diazepam (Valium) is a long-acting drug in the benzodiazepine family.
For urine testing, it can be detected for up to 42 days after last usage (depending on factors such as body mass, age, dose and frequency of usage). Here is a link for drug detection times (provided only for educational purposes).Please look under "Valium" for diazepam: http://alwaystestclean.com/atc/drug-detection-times-chart/.
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