Diazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Learn about side effects, interactions and indications.
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Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur.
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While using diazepam, you may need frequent blood tests at your doctor's office.
Diazepam is sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures.
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).
Medical and Recreational Uses: Used medicinally in the management of anxiety disorders, as an adjunct for the relief of skeletal muscle spasm and for convulsive disorders/status epilepticus, and as a minor tranquilizer or sedative. Also used to suppress or dampen acute alcohol withdrawal, and anxiety-related gastrointestinal disorders such as stress ulcers. Diazepam is used recreationally as a sedative or to enhance the effects of alcohol or opioids. For example, administration of diazepam 30 minutes after a dose of oral methadone reportedly produces an augmented high.
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Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, alcohol 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.
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Diazepam, first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a benzodiazepine drug. It possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative, muscle relaxant.
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This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Diazepam is subject to Schedule IV control under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.