Brand Names: Valium, Diastat.
Generic Names: Diazepam, Antenex, Valrelease.
Valium belongs to benzodiazepine family of drugs. It is primarily an anti-anxiety medication. This medication is used to treat anxiety disorders, relief muscles spasm, treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms as well as can be used to treat seizures along with other medications.
The medication can be only prescribed by a health provider. Valium helps in the treatment of the mentioned above disorders by affecting some chemicals in brain which may be the reasons causing those conditions.
The medication is helpful for short-term treatment. As a recommendation, this medication should not be used for longer than four weeks
Valium: Dosage, side effects and precautions
The dosage prescribed for the patients different by the many factors, including age, health status, disease, the use of other medications and others.
This medication should not be taken by children under six months. The children of above six months may be prescribed with the dose of 1 mg to 2.5 mg to be taken 3-4 times daily.
For the people under 60 years old, the medication is given in dose of 2 mg to 10 mg to be taken 2-4 times daily. People over 60 years old may be prescribed with the dose of 2 mg to 2.5 mg 1-2 times daily.
At the discretion of a doctor, the dose can be adjusted. Valium should only be taken as it is prescribed by the doctor.
There is range side effects that may occur when Valium is being used.
The most commonly met are
- impaired balance,
- impaired coordination,
- anterograde amnesia
- impaired motor functions,
- and reflex tachycardia.
Before being prescribed with this medication, a patient should provide the comprehensive information on one’s health status and history as well as whether some medication is taken at the time.
Thus, the medication should not be used if patient suffers from severe hepatic deficiencies, ataxia, severe depression and others.
Valium: Abuse and addiction
Valium is the medication which is able to potentially lead to abuse and addiction. Today, it is possible to buy Valium online with no prescription.
However, the medication should not be used longer or at greater dose than what it has been prescribed by a health provider. The medication should be kept away from the kids and people with the history of addiction.