Valium (diazepam) has a history that goes back nearly 60 years. A product of Swiss drugmaker Roache, Valium was the first drug to reach $1 billion in sales. Today it is used for everything from general anxiety to alcohol withdrawal.
What we like: Valium works fast to alleviate anxiety, reduce the severity of panic attacks, and produce feelings of emotional tranquility. Valium is a benzodiazepine and has proven itself useful in promoting a good night’s sleep.
Flaws: There have been rare instances where patients have claimed Valium has produced hallucinations. It is also potentially addictive.