Valium 10mg (Diazepam) belongs to the family of benzodiazepines. Major indications for the use of benzodiazepines include anxiety disorder, anxiety related to medical issues, anxiety before surgery, skeletal muscle relaxation, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal.
These medicines are the most prescribed medication in the world because of their effectiveness, rapid onset of action and safety. According to the condition of the patient we need to look closely to assess misuse, abuse and addiction.
Uses of Valium Diazepam 10mg
Valium Diazepam 10mg (Diazepam) is also used to treat seizure, and alcohol withdrawal. It is also used to treat muscle spasm (muscles tighten up by their own) and before any medical treatment it is provided as sedative. Valium 10mg can be used alone or with other medications. However, the effectiveness of this medicine is not known to children younger than 6 months.
This medication is lipid soluble which means these drugs can diffuse most rapidly by acting fast. This is the reason that diazepam has moderately rapid onset of action and this medication is distributed quickly. This drug works by binding with GABA receptors which ultimately opens chloride channels which is an important part for transmission of message.
Side effects of Valium Diazepam 10 mg is
There are some side effect which you need to take into consideration.
- Drowsiness: don’t do such activities which requires proper attention
- Dizziness: prevent falls, be cautious during working
- Tiredness: have some rest period
- Muscle weakness: don’t do heavy activities
- Confusion: don’t spend time alone try to be with someone
- Depression: talk to someone to decrease
- Dry mouth: maintain oral hygiene and drink water frequently
- Nausea: take water
It is not recommended for children under 6 months. Patients who already have respiratory problems. Moreover, it should be used by patients having liver problems. Another contraindication is for the people with sleep problems.