DiazepamBrand Names: Valium, Diastat
Related Medications: Temazepam (Restoril), Alprazolam (Xanax), Lorazepam (Ativan), Midazolam, Triazolam (Halcion)
Belonging to a group of benzodiazepines, the medication influences the brain and balances chemicals that are unbalanced in patients with depression, anxiety or other types of psychical disorder. Thus, Diazepam serves an effective treatment to improve anxiety disorders, decrease alcohol withdrawal symptoms and release muscle spasms. Additionally, the treatment can be combined with other drugs to prevent and treat seizures. Off-label Diazepam uses should be discussed with a healthcare provider.
The active ingredients of Diazepam affect the brain and change the amount of chemicals produced. Considering this fact, one should be extremely cautious when taking the medication. Consult your doctor before Diazepam course. The drug is contraindicated for patients, who have:
Tell your physician about other diseases and health issues you have to eliminate the harmful impact of the drug on the body. Mention the following complications, if any:
Pregnant and breastfeeding women are not recommended to use Diazepam due to the high risk of severe complications it may cause on the child.
Moreover, Diazepam can interact with different other drugs, leading to a negative impact on health. Thus, it is inevitable to warn the doctor about all the pharmaceutical products you take, especially:
Following all the safety recommendations and doctor’s prescription is the most reliable way to achieve the desirable effect. Provide your physician with complete information about your health for him/her to adjust proper Diazepam dose and duration of the treatment course. While doses depend on individual peculiarities of each patient, here are the average doses, depending on the treated condition:
Diazepam misuse can cause severe complications, including:
Call your doctor immediately and seek for medical help if any of the side effects occur.