This medication is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety. It is also used for muscle spasms and seizures. It works by acting on receptors in the brain called GABA receptors.
Diazepam works in the brain to ease pain. It calms the brain.
Adult- POIVIM- The recommended dose range is 2 to 20 mgday in divided doses. It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Feeling tired or weak. Change in balance
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or if you become pregnant while being treated with Diazepam. Do not take Diazepam if you are pregnant . - It is important that you do not get pregnant while being treated with Diazepam. Use appropriate birth control. - Alert your doctor if you are breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while being treated with Diazepam. - Alert your doctor if you ever had an allergic reaction to sleeping pills such as alprazolam, midazolam, lorazepam and others. Alert your doctor if you have liver disease or an eye disease known as glaucoma. - Alert your doctor if you have lung or breathing problems such as sleep apnea, myasthenia gravis, porphyria, depression or a history of depression, any mood or psychiatric problems, or if you are at risk of falls. - Do not give Diazepam to children, unless specifically instructed by the childs doctor. - Diazepam should not be taken by infants younger than 6 months.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. - Big change in balance. - Change in thinking clearly and with logic. - Feeling very tired or weak. - If seizures are worse or not the same after starting this drug. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Alert your doctor quickly if you are taking any of these medicines: - other sleeping pills. - any medicines that can cause drowsiness, such as opioid (morphine-like) pain-killers, antihistamines and medicines for mood or personality problems. - antidepressants such as nefazodone, fluvoxamine. - antibiotics such as rifampicin, erythromycin, clarithromycin, telithromycin, doxycycline, isoniazid, nafcillin. - antifungal medicines. - seizure medicines such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, phenobarbitone. - heart or blood pressure medicines such as diltiazem, nicardipine, verapamil, quinidine. - AIDS (HIV) medicines. - birth control pills. - asthma medicines such as theophylline. - Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.
Store it at room temperature (20 to 25°C).
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Anxiolytics, Hypnotics & Sedatives
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