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Valium Information

Valium Benefits & Uses

Valium is used to treat the following -

Valium 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 Valium


Valium Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Valium 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

Valium Related Warnings

Is the use of Valium safe for pregnant women?

Valium may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Valium, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.


Is the use of Valium safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Valium. It should only be taken after medical advice.


What is the effect of Valium on the Kidneys?

Valium may have mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Valium on the Liver?

Side effects of Valium on the liver are unknown because research on this has not been conducted yet.


What is the effect of Valium on the Heart?

Valium is rarely harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Valium with Other Drugs

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






    Valium Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Valium 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 Valium

    Is this Valium habit forming or addictive?

    Yes, Valium can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.


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

    After taking Valium, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Valium can make you drowsy.


    Is it safe?

    Yes, but consume Valium only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Valium has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.


    Valium Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Valium

    Taking Valium with food does not cause any problems.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Valium

    Consuming Valium with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.



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