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Diazepam

Diazepam Information

Diazepam Benefits & Uses

Diazepam is used to treat the following -

Diazepam Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Diazepam

Diazepam

Diazepam Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Diazepam is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Memory problems
  3. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  4. Dizziness Severe
  5. Headache Mild
  6. Dry Mouth Mild
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Depression Moderate
  9. Irritability
  10. Slurred speech
  11. Constipation Moderate
  12. Diarrhoea
  13. Vertigo Mild
  14. Cough Mild
  15. Bone Fracture
  16. Bradycardia
  17. Nausea or vomiting
  18. Convulsion
  19. Shortness of Breath Severe
  20. Skin Rash Severe
  21. Loss of appetite

Diazepam Related Warnings

Is the use of Diazepam safe for pregnant women?

Diazepam can have harmful effects for pregnant women. If you experience anything like this, then discontinue Diazepam and take your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Diazepam safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may suffer serious consequences after taking Diazepam. So don't take this drug without consulting your doctor first, otherwise it may be dangerous for you.

Severe

What is the effect of Diazepam on the Kidneys?

Diazepam may have mild side effects on the kidney. Most people will never see any effect on the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Diazepam on the Liver?

There is no research available on the side effects of Diazepam on liver. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

Unknown

What is the effect of Diazepam on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Diazepam on heart have been reported.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Diazepam with Other Drugs

Diazepam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Alfentanil

    Fluvoxamine

    Flumazenil

    Fentanyl

    Ethanol

    Diazepam Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Diazepam unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
    2. Dementia
    3. Asthma
    4. Depression
    5. Liver Disease
    6. Glaucoma
    7. Kidney Disease

    Frequently asked Questions about Diazepam

    Is this Diazepam habit forming or addictive?

    You may get addicted to Diazepam. Therefore, before taking it, consult your doctor.

    Yes

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Diazepam you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, but take Diazepam only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Yes, in many cases, taking Diazepam can help with mental disorders.

    Yes

    Diazepam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Diazepam

    Taking Diazepam with food does not cause any problem.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Diazepam

    Consumption of alcohol and Diazepam together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

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    4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Diastat® (diazepam)
    5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Valotco® (diazepam)