used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short-term relief
of the symptoms of anxiety. It belongs to a class of drugs known as
Diazepam is also used to relieve the symptoms of acute alcohol
withdrawal, to relax muscles, to relieve the uncontrolled muscle
movements caused by cerebral palsy and paralysis of the lower body
and limbs, to control involuntary movement of the hands (athetosis),
to relax tight, aching muscles, and, along with other medications,
to treat convulsive disorders such as epilepsy.
can be habit-forming or addictive. You may experience withdrawal
symptoms if you stop using diazepam abruptly. Discontinue or change
your dose only on your doctor's advice.
Diazepam 10 mg, manufactured by March Pharmaceuticals, comes in
packs of 100 and 200 tablets.
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cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform
your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if
it is safe for you to continue taking diazepam.
Common Diazepam Side Effects:
fatigue, light-headedness, loss of muscle coordination.
Less Common Diazepam Side Effects:
blurred vision, changes in salivation, changes in sex drive,
confusion, constipation, depression, difficulty urinating, dizziness,
double vision, hallucinations, headache, inability to hold urine,
low blood pressure, nausea, overstimulation, rage, seizures (mild
changes in brain wave patterns), skin rash, sleep disturbances, slow
heartbeat, slurred speech and other speech problems, stimulation,
tremors, vertigo, yellowing of eyes and skin.
Side effect due rapid decrease in dose or abrubt
withdrawal from diazepam:
muscle cramps, convulsions, sweating, tremors, vomiting.
Diazepam Overdose: If overdose of diazepam is
suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. Serious overdosage may be
characterized by coma, confusion, diminished reflexes and sleepiness.
If you are
sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to diazepam, you
should not take this medication. Do not take diazepam if you have
the eye condition known as acute narrow-angle glaucoma. Anxiety or
tension related to everyday stress usually does not require
treatment with such a powerful drug as diazepam. Discuss your
symptoms thoroughly with your doctor.
should not be used if you are being treated for mental disorders
more serious than anxiety.
may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; therefore, you should
not drive or operate dangerous machinery or participate in any
hazardous activity that requires full mental alertness until you
know how diazepam affects you.
If you have
liver or kidney problems, use diazepam cautiously.
slows down the central nervous system and may intensify the effects
of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while taking diazepam.
If diazepam is
taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be
increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to
check with your doctor before combining diazepam with any of the
Antiseizure drugs such as Dilantin
Antidepressant drugs such as Elavil and Prozac
Barbiturates such as phenobarbital
Levodopa (Larodopa, Sinemet)
tranquilizers such as Mellaril and Thorazine
inhibitors (antidepressant drugs such as Nardil)
Narcotics such as Percocet
treatment of anxiety disorders and short-term relief of the symptoms
of anxiety in adults,
diazepam dose, depending upon severity of symptoms, is 2 to 10 mg
diazepam 2 to 4 times daily.
withdrawal in adults, the usual diazepam dose
is 10 mg 3 or 4
times during the first 24 hours, then 5 milligrams 3 or 4 times
daily as needed.
For the relief
of muscle spasms in adults, the
dose is 2 to 10 mg 3 or 4 times daily.
treatment of convulsive disorders in adults, the usual diazepam dose
is 2 to 10 mg 2 to 4 times daily.
starting dose for children over 6 months is 1 to 2.5 mg 3 or 4 times
a day. Your doctor may increase the diazepam dosage gradually if
adults, the usual dosage is 2 to 2.5 mg once or twice a day, which
your doctor will increase as needed. Your doctor will limit the
dosage to the smallest effective amount because older people are
more apt to become oversedated or uncoordinated.
Diazepam comes as a tablet to take by mouth.
diazepam exactly as prescribed. If you are taking diazepam
for epilepsy, make sure you take it every day at the same
If you miss a dose,
take it as soon
as you remember if it is within an hour or so of the scheduled time.
If you do not remember until later, skip the dose you missed and go
back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Store diazepam away from direct light and heat.
Store in a dry location; avoid storing it in the bathroom, near
sinks, or other areas where it may become damp. Do not use diazepam after the expiration date. Keep
away from children; both when storing it, and when discarding any
Do not take
diazepam if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. There
is an increased risk of birth defects.
If diazepam is
essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue
breastfeeding until your treatment is finished.
should not be given to children under 6 months of age.
Older adults taking diazepam
are usually encouraged to start with smaller doses as they are more
apt to become oversedated or uncoordinated.
This document is provided for information only. It is not a substitute
for consultation with a physician, either to diagnose symptoms
or prescribe treatment. Any dosages mentioned are general
guidelines only, please follow the directions of your doctor exactly when taking
diazepam. We have made
every effort to ensure that this information is accurate,
but only your doctor can say if diazepam, or a drug combination,
is safe for you. It should not be construed to indicate that
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