Valium Medication - Uses & Side Effects
Valium (diazepam) is an anti-anxiety agent (benzodiazepine) used primarily for short-term relief of mild to moderate anxiety and the associated nervousness and tension. It may also be used to treat symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal, to help control epilepsy or to relieve muscle spasms. Valium (diazepam) affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety, seizures and muscle spasms. Valium (diazepam) may also be used for other purposes. Diazepam is a member of the benzodiazepine family. Benzodiazepines are sedatives that cause dose-related depression of the central nervous system. They are useful in treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and muscle spasms.
Your doctor will limit the dosage to the smallest effective amount because older people are more apt to become oversedated or uncoordinated.
Uses of Valium
Side Effects of Valium
Side effects 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 Valium. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Valium:
Drug Interaction :- If Valium 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 Valium with any of the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of Valium overdose may include:
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