Valium (diazepam) is an anti-anxiety medication used to treat panic and mood disorders. In this article, we'll look at safe dosing of Valium as.
I am prescribed to 20mg a day 5mgx4 times a day. I have built a ridiculous tolerance to it. I told my doctor he said to give it time and call him back, I am getting the idea that he doesn’t believe me or something. I have PTSD, OCD, and severe panic disorder. I have taken over my recommended amount the last week and a half cause I can not stop panicking. I can’t even go outside to play with my son. I was wondering if I decided to lower my tolerance since apparently my doctor is not very helpful right now, if I could go back to my from 30mg I have been taken to cover the panic to 20mg again within 2 weeks.
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Definition. Diazepam is a mild tranquilizer in the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is most commonly sold in the United States under the brand name.
More common, but less serious side effects, include drowsiness, clumsiness, slurred speech, and dizziness. However, these side effects are not common when taking diazepam. Rare among these less serious side effects are stomach cramps, headache, muscle spasm, nausea, vomiting, and dry mouth. Even less common, but serious events, are behavior changes, low blood pressure, muscle weakness, and the yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice). Anxiety, irregular heartbeat, forgetfulness, mental depression, and confusion are side effects that could require prompt medical attention.
Diazepam can add to the depressive effects of other central nervous system depressant drugs (for example, alcohol, other tranquilizers, or sleeping pills) when taken together.
Valium is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or for the shortterm relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with an anxiolytic. In acute alcohol withdrawal, Valium may be.
Oral Valium may be used adjunctively in convulsive disorders, although it has not proved useful as the sole therapy.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/21/2015.
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The physician should periodically reassess the usefulness of the drug for the individual patient. The effectiveness of Valium in long-term use, that is, more than 4 months, has not been assessed by systematic clinical studies.
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Mix each dose with water, juice, soda or a soda-like beverage before you take it. You may also mix the liquid with a semisolid food such as.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Destroy any medicine that you do not need by flushing it down the toilet.
To use the oral solution:
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The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
Do not double doses.