Valium 10mg



Valium 10mg is a benzodiazepine prescribed by medical doctors and psychiatrists to treat anxiety and panic attacks.



What Is Valium 10mg?
Valium 10mg is a benzodiazepine prescribed by medical doctors and psychiatrists to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Historically, Valium 10mg has been a popular pharmaceutical agent–widely used for its muscle relaxant, anti-convulsant, and sedative properties.

The substance is also known by its generic name, diazepam. Valium 10mg is a depressant drug that strengthens the effects of a neurotransmitter in the brain called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA works to slow down brain activity, so increasing GABA neurotransmission will result in less activity and reduced anxiety.

Uses of Valium 10mg
Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures. Valium 10mg works by calming the brain and nerves. Diazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.

How to use Valium 10mg
Read the Valium 10mg Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking diazepam and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

If you are using the concentrated solution, use the medicine dropper provided and mix the measured dose with a small amount of liquid or soft food (such as applesauce, pudding). Take all of the mixture right away. Do not store the mixture for later use.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. Properly stop the medication when so directed.

If you suddenly stop using Valium 10mg, you may have withdrawal symptoms (such as shaking, abdominal/muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, restlessness, seizures). To help prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose slowly. Withdrawal is more likely if you have used diazepam for a long time or in high doses. Tell your doctor or pharmacist right away if you have withdrawal.

When Valium 10mg is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.

Though it helps many people, Valium may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

If directed by your doctor, take Valium  regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time(s) each day.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

Why Valium 10mg and Alcohol Are Used
Valium is the brand name for a benzodiazepine drug, diazepam. Typically, this medication is prescribed to be taken as needed to treat generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms, particularly delirium tremens, which can involve hallucinations, paranoia, and convulsions.

Most benzodiazepines, including Valium 10mg, are no longer prescribed for regular use for longer than two weeks. Medications like Valium 10mg can rapidly lead to physical dependence, so taking the drug daily for more than two weeks is not recommended except for very specific conditions like some seizure disorders.

Taking Valium 10mg in larger amounts than prescribed, or without a prescription, is abuse of this drug. Because the substance acts on the GABA receptors, it can cause intoxication, euphoria, and relaxation, which may lead to addiction.


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