This discussion will focus on chemical restraint of the acutely Of those, 26 use midazolam (Versed), nine use diazepam (Valium), four use. This is sometimes described as a “chemical restraint” (as opposed to tying people Restoril); Diazepam (brand name Valium); Alprazolam (brand name Xanax). Droperidol versus haloperidol for chemical restraint of agitated and combative patients. . Prior to the IN/IM midazolam, we had IV diazepam.