Controlled substance

valium
(Diazepam)

Valium may be prescribed to treat severe anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, night terrors, and seizures. It may also be prescribed to provide sedation before surgery and other medical procedures. Because it can be a habit-forming drug, Valium is not usually prescribed for long-term treatment.

Valium may be prescribed to treat severe anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, night terrors, and seizures. It may also be prescribed to provide sedation before surgery and other medical procedures. Because it can be a habit-forming drug, Valium is not usually prescribed for long-term treatment. 

Valium medicine is prescribed in dosage strength of 2, 5, and 10mg, depending on the condition being treated and the profile of the patient, and is typically taken one to four times a day, with or without food. Larger dosages of the Valium drug may be cut into smaller dosages, pending doctor approval and supervision. 

Pregnancy: Before taking Valium pills, tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are nursing a child. If you become pregnant while you are taking the Valium medicine, contact your doctor for instructions.

Interactions: Tell your doctor if you are allergic to diazepam or any of the ingredients Valium pills. Provide your physician with a complete list of all prescription and non-prescription medications you are taking, as well as any vitamins or supplements that you use. Be sure to mention if you are taking antihistamines, oral contraceptives,  isoniazid, muscle relaxants, digoxin, Prozac (fluoxetine), cimetidine, ketoconazole, metoprolol, medications for seizures or Parkinson’s disease, probenecid, tranquilizers or sedatives, propoxyphene, Depakene, Zantac, and medications to treat asthma. Also, tell your doctor if you smoke and discuss the use of alcohol as they may exacerbate any Valium side effects or impede its effectiveness.

Medical Conditions: Provide your physician with a complete medical history including instances of seizures. Tell your doctor if you have, or have had, liver, kidney, or heart disease or lung disease, glaucoma, or Parkinson’s disease. 

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