DIAZEPAM (diazepam) Tablets. DESCRIPTION. Diazepam is a benzodiazepine derivative. The chemical name of diazepam is 7-chloro-1.
Revised: Sep 2015. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Morgantown, WV 26505 U.S.A.
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Protect from light.
In acute alcohol withdrawal, diazepam tablets may be useful in the symptomatic relief of acute agitation, tremor, impending or acute delirium tremens and hallucinosis.
Withdrawal symptoms of the barbiturate type have occurred after the discontinuation of benzodiazepines (see Drug Abuse And Dependence ).
Diazepam tablets, USP are indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.
Diazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications.
little or no urinating.
IV or IM: 5 to 10 mg initially (IV preferred). May be repeated at 10 to 15 minute intervals up to a maximum dose of 30 mg. If necessary, may be repeated again in 2 to 4 hours.
alcoholism, or addiction to drugs similar to diazepam.
Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. This medication may impair your thinking or reactions.
Usual Pediatric Dose for Muscle Spasm:
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with diazepam and lead to unwanted side effects.
Sources: Diazepam is a Schedule IV controlled substance and is available by prescription in tablet, gel and injectable form. Valium tablets are white (2 mg).
Panel’s Assessment of Driving Risks: The incidences of diazepam in drivers involved in road crashes and in drivers suspected of being under the influence, suggest an adverse effect of diazepam on road safety. Data are available to demonstrate that single therapeutic doses of diazepam can significantly impair psychomotor skills associated with safe driving, with some effects still observable the morning after a nighttime dose.
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To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of diazepam that works, and take it for the shortest possible time. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, unusual lightheadedness, severe drowsiness/ dizziness, difficulty waking up.
Diazepam, first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a benzodiazepine drug. It possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative, muscle relaxant.
Diazepam presents cross-tolerance with all benzodiazepines, meaning that after its consumption all benzodiazepines will have a reduced effect.
It is strongly discouraged to consume moderate to heavy dosages of these substances together.
See responsible use section. WARNING: Always start with lower doses due to differences between individual body weight, tolerance, metabolism, and personal sensitivity.
Diazepam is regulated in most countries as a prescription drug.
[8 ] As this site is the most prolific inhibitory receptor set within the brain, its modulation results in the sedating (or calming effects ) of diazepam on the nervous system.