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Sleeping pills & minor tranquillisers A-Z

Provides detailed information on all sleeping pills & minor tranquillisers currently available in the UK.

There are currently 21 drugs licensed as sleeping pills or to treat anxiety in the UK. These are listed alphabetically on this page.

Some of these drugs have more than one name. You might know a drug by its generic name or you might know it by a trade name (see our page about drug names for more information on this).

Sometimes doctors may prescribe antidepressants or antipsychotics for anxiety. If the drug you are looking for is not listed here, try our A-Z of psychiatric drugs. If you can't find it on our website it may have been discontinued, or be unavailable in the UK.

The list below includes all the possible names you might know a sleeping pill or anti-anxiety drug by, including both generic and UK trade names, and directs you to our page of detailed information about that drug.










This information was published in 2016.

This page is currently under review. All content was accurate when published. 

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