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Table 1 Defined Daily Doses

From: High daily doses of benzodiazepines among Quebec seniors: prevalence and correlates

Benzodiazepine DDD (mg) Diazepam equivalent (mg)(21) CPS (22) maximum adult daily dose (mg) Maximum geriatric dose – (Jenike) [26] Maximum geriatric dose (Beers et al.) [27]
alprazolam 1 10 3 0.5 NG
bromazepam 10 16.67 30 NG NG
chlordiazepoxide 30 15 40 30 NR
diazepam 10 10 40 10 NR
flurazepam 30 5 30 NG NR
lorazepam 2.5 12.5 4 4 NG
nitrazepam 5 2.5 10 NG NG
oxazepam 50 16.67 120 30 30.00
temazepam 20 3.33 30 30 NG
triazolam 0.25 5 0.5 0.5 0.25
  1. Note. DDD = Defined Daily Dose; CPS = Compendium of Pharmaceutical Specialties; NG=not given; NR=not recommended