What is Diazepam?

Diazepam is the generic form of the famous brand name Valium, and it belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs. Hoffmann-La Roche patented the medication in 1959, which is one of the most prescribed medications in the world since then. It was also the highest-selling medication in the United States between 1968 and 1982.

There is a list of the most effective and safest medicines by the World Health Organization. Diazepam is one of the medications on a List of Essential Medicines, needed in a health system.

You can buy diazepam online through online pharmacies or websites that sell FDA (Food and Drugs Administration) approved drugs.

The medication reaches peak plasma concentration between 30-90 minutes after taking it. Diazepam half-life is generally 30-56 hours for an average adult.


What are its uses and doses?

Buy diazepam online for the treatment of several medical conditions. Its uses include treatment of:

  • Alcohol withdrawal syndrome

  • Anxiety disorder

  • Muscle Spasm

  • Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome

  • Trouble Sleeping

  • Seizures disorder

  • Restless leg syndrome

You can take average doses of Diazepam for various conditions as prescribed by your doctor. 


Following is the usual daily dosage information of Diazepam:

Anxiety disorder: 2-10mg given two to four times a day, as needed.

Symptomatic relief in alcohol withdrawal: 10mg given three times in the first 24 hours. Then 5mg given three to four times per day.

Relief of skeletal muscle spasm: 2-10mg given three to four times as required.

Convulsive disorder: 2-10mg given two to four times as needed.

Geriatric or debilitating patients: 2-2.5mg given one to two times.

Consult a doctor for individualizing doses based upon the severity of your condition. The medication also causes Diazepam side effects that can adversely affect a patient. If you want to discontinue the drug, ask your doctor. A doctor decreases the dosage gradually to avoid severe Diazepam withdrawal symptoms. Abruptly stopping the medication can cause withdrawal symptoms as your body may develop physical or psychical dependence after taking the medication at higher doses or for prolonged periods.

What are the effects of its overdose?

Overdose of Diazepam causes central nervous system depression. The CNS depression can range from the usual drowsiness to coma. The effects of overdose include:

  • Drowsiness

  • Lethargy

  • Confusion

  • Ataxia

  • Diminished reflexes

  • Hypotension

  • Hypotonia

  • Respiratory depression

  • Coma

  • Death


How does Diazepam work?

Diazepam is available in oral administration formulation, muscular injection (injected into muscles), intravenous formulation (injected into veins), and rectum injection (inserted into the rectum) formulations. Its effects begin in one to five minutes and last for about an hour when given through veins. The results of oral medication formulation typically start after 15 to 60 minutes and last for 4-6 hours.

Diazepam being benzo works by boosting the effects of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) receptor neurotransmitters. It acts as a sedative, slowing the body’s functioning. It increases the impact of GABA receptors that are responsible for rational thoughts.


Can I take Diazepam with other medicines?

Taking any two medications, concurrently can cause severe effects. You should consult your pharmacist or doctor if you are taking or planning to take any prescription or non-prescription medicines with Diazepam.

Diazepam has drug interactions with several medications, supplements, herbal products, or diet products. Some interactions may increase the Diazepam side effect, while some can reduce the effects of the medicine.

Some common drugs that interact with Diazepam include:

  • Centrally acting agents

  • Alcohol

  • Antacids

  • Compounds inhibiting certain hepatic enzymes

  • Phenytoin

People often mix Diazepam with alcohol to get a “high.” But you should be aware that alcohol and Diazepam are both central nervous system depressants. If you mix them, it can cause life-threatening effects for you. So it is advisable to quit alcohol or any alcoholic beverages while you are taking Diazepam medication.
on December 03 at 03:39 AM

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