Valium 5mg (Diazepam)
Valium 5mg (Diazepam) – Brand Name: Valium 5mg
Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, alchol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures. This medication works by calming the brain and nerves. Diazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
Valium (Diazepam) can be used not only to treat seizures, but also for:
– Anxiety Disorders
– Panic fear
– Increased irritability
– Conduct Disorder
Despite the fact that this drug has antidepressant properties, it has a general sedative and relaxing effect which positively affects patient’s central nervous system, and quickly cope with the symptoms of nervous system disorders.
Dosing and Administration
In treatment of severe diseases of central nervous system Valium (Diazepam) is used under medical supervision. If you have never used strong muscle relaxants and do not know how they operate, it is recommended to consult your doctor and to find out the dosing regimen and recommendations for use.
– For adults, the optimal dose is 10 mg 2 times a day, in the morning and evening
– The maximum daily dose for adults is 20 mg 3 times a day, prescribed in cases of nervous system severe disorders under the supervision of a physician.
– Children from 2 to 5 mg 2-3 times a day, depending on the age and type of disorder.
– The dosage for children should not exceed 15 mg per day.
Recommendations for use
– In the first few days of taking the drug, the patient may suffer from lethargy and drowsiness, so it is advisable to limit activities that require special attention.
– Valium (Diazepam) intensifies ethyl alcohol activity in the body, so you should not use alcohol while taking these pills.
– As a result of the prolonged use of high doses of Valium (Diazepam), the patient may develop addiction, so it is not advisable to take the drug for a long time, without any clinical indications.
– Valium (Diazepam) is contraindicated in case of: shock conditions, glaucoma, alcohol intoxication, acute liver disease or kidney disease, the symptoms of the central nervous system depression, as well as in acute respiratory failure.
– This drug is contraindicated for children younger than 1 year old, pregnant women.
– If a woman is forced to take the drug during lactation, it is necessary to stop breastfeeding temporarily.
Side effects of Valium (Diazepam) can be observed within the first few days of treatment. Most common side effects are: dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, weakness, fatigue, decreased coordination, and slowing of psychomotor reactions. Most of the side effects are short-term and will gradually disappear, so the patient continues the treatment, without discomforts.
This drug depresses the central nervous system when using with other drugs and side effects may be amplified, so you need to reduce the single dose of Valium (Diazepam).