What are the differences between Diazepam (Valium) and Zaleplon (Sonata)?
Search in the app. both Valium and Sonata.
Under “Practical Notes”: “They (benzodiazepines) all act in the same way and are distinguished only by pharmacokinetics unless otherwise indicated.”
For Valium: “Half-life 20-70 hours” (long half-life)
For Zopiclone: “Half-life 5-7 hours” (short half-life)
Accordingly, Valium is indicated for anxiety while Sonata is indicated for insomnia.