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What is diazepam?

Diazepam helps in the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also helpful in providing sedation before medical procedures.

Diazepam is related to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It works by increasing the activity of a chemical known as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) that can send signals throughout your nervous system.

Diazepam oral tablets are available as a brand name drug known as Valium. It also comes as a generic drug. It comes as an oral solution, an intravenous injection, a liquid nasal spray, and a rectal gel.

Diazepam is a prescription drug. If you want to buy diazepam online, you need a prescription written to you by a doctor.

What are the uses of diazepam?

Diazepam oral tablets help in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • anxiety
  • the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal
  • certain types of seizures
  • skeletal muscle spasms

Types of diazepam

The oral tablets of diazepam are available in the following strengths:

  • 2 mg
  • 5 mg
  • 10 mg

Diazepam is available as a brand name in the following strengths:

  • 2 mg: It is white and round with an imprint of 2 VALIUM and ROCHE twice on the scored side.
  • 5 mg: It is yellow and round with an imprint of VALIUM 5 and ROCHE twice on the scored side.
  • 10 mg: It is blue and round with an imprint of 10 VALIUM and ROCHE twice on the scored side.

How to use diazepam?

The dosage of this medicine will depend upon the following factors:

  • age
  • the type and severity of your condition
  • the form of medicine
  • other medical conditions

Take this medicine by mouth as prescribed by your doctor. You can take this medicine with or without food.

People should take this medicine as prescribed by their doctor. If you want to order diazepam online, make sure that the product is genuine.

Do not take this drug in high amounts or use it more often or longer than the prescribed duration.

Never stop using this medication suddenly because you may have withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawal symptoms include restlessness, seizures, anxiety, sweating, vomiting, muscle cramps, and shaking. The risk of withdrawal is more likely if you have used this medicine for a long time or in high doses.

This medicine has the potential to cause an addiction. The risk is higher if you have drug or alcohol addiction.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medicine because it can increase its side effects.

The usual dose for different conditions are as follows:

Dosage for Anxiety

Adult dosage: The usual dosage for adults between ages 18 to 64 years is 2 mg to 10 mg, taken two to four times per day.

Child dosage: The starting dosage for children ages 6 months to 17 years is 1 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth three to four times per day.

Senior dosage: The starting dosage of older adults ages 65 years and above is 2 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth one or two times per day.

Dosage for alcohol withdrawal

Adult dosage: The dosage for adults between ages 18 to 64 years is 10 mg, taken two to three during the first 24 hours.

Child dosage: The starting dosage for children ages 6 months to 17 years is 1 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth three or four times per day.

Senior dosage: The starting dosage of older adults ages 65 years and above is 2 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth one or two times per day.

Dosage for muscle spasms

Adult dosage: The usual dosage for adults between ages 18 to 64 years is 2 mg to 10 mg taken by mouth three or four times per day.

Child dosage: The starting dosage for children ages 6 months to 17 years is 1 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth three to four times per day.

Senior dosage: The starting dosage of older adults ages 65 years and above is 2 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth one to two times per day.

Dosage for seizures in people with epilepsy

Adult dosage: The usual dosage for adults between ages 18 to 64 years is 2 mg to 10 mg taken by mouth two to four times per day.

Child dosage: The starting dosage for children ages 6 months to 17 years is 1 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth three to four times per day.

Senior dosage: The starting dosage of older adults ages 65 years and above is 2 mg to 2.5 mg taken by mouth one to two times per day.

What to know before taking diazepam?

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or other benzodiazepines such as oxazepam and temazepam.

To make sure that this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you ever had:

  • certain muscle disease such as myasthenia gravis
  • breathing problems such as sleep apnea and COPD
  • depression and thoughts of suicide
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
  • glaucoma
  • history of drug or alcohol addiction

Avoid drinking alcohol while using this drug because it can enhance the effects of alcohol in the bloodstream. Combining alcohol and diazepam can cause dizziness, drowsiness, memory problems, impaired motor coordination, and difficulty breathing.

Diazepam can also cause the exact opposite effect in some children and older adults instead of having a calming effect. It can cause mental or mood changes such as agitation, hallucinations, and restlessness.

Do not use this medicine during pregnancy because it may harm an unborn baby.

This drug passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on your baby.

Side effects of diazepam

This drug can cause mild to severe side effects. The common side effects that can occur with diazepam include:

  • tiredness
  • muscle weakness
  • drowsiness
  • tremors
  • nausea
  • constipation
  • dry mouth
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • inability to control muscle movements

Serious side effects

  • hallucinations
  • memory problems
  • agitation
  • confusion
  • restlessness
  • extreme excitement
  • trouble urinating
  • yellowing eyes or skin
  • increase or decrease in sex drive
  • blurred vision
  • thoughts of suicide