Sleeping pills & minor tranquillisers A-Z

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

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

Anxiety may also be treated by drugs which are primarily known as antidepressants or antipsychotics. If the drug you are taking is not listed here, try our A-Z of antidepressants, A-Z of antipsychotics, or A-Z of psychiatric drugs.

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).

The table below lists 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. We will revise it in 2019.

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