Oral Valium may be used adjunctively in convulsive disorders, although it has not proved useful as the sole therapy.
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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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5 mg - 5 VALIUM (front) ROCHE (twice on scored side).
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2 mg - 2 VALIUM (front) ROCHE (twice on scored side).
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 useful in the symptomatic relief of acute agitation, tremor, impending or acute delirium tremens and hallucinosis. Valium is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or for the shortterm relief of the symptoms of anxiety.
10 mg - 10 VALIUM (front) ROCHE (twice on scored side).
2 mg to 10 mg, 2 to 4 times daily Geriatric Patients, or in the presence of debilitating disease. 2 mg to 10 mg, 3 or 4 times daily Adjunctively in Convulsive Disorders. 1 mg to 2.5 mg, 3 or 4 times daily initially; increase gradually as needed and tolerated. ADULTS: USUAL DAILY DOSE: Management of Anxiety Disorders and Relief of Symptoms of Anxiety. 10 mg, 3 or 4 times during the first 24 hours, reducing to 5 mg, 3 or 4 times daily as needed Adjunctively for Relief of Skeletal Muscle Spasm. Not for use in pediatric patients under 6 months. Depending upon severity of symptoms—2 mg to 10 mg, 2 to 4 times daily Symptomatic Relief in Acute Alcohol Withdrawal. 2 mg to 2.5 mg, 1 or 2 times daily initially; increase gradually as needed and tolerated PEDIATRIC PATIENTS: Because of varied responses to CNS-acting drugs, initiate therapy with lowest dose and increase as required.
Valium is available as follows: 2 mg, white - bottles of 100 ( NDC ; 5 mg, yellow - bottles of 100 ( NDC and 500 ( NDC ; 10 mg, blue - bottles of 100 ( NDC and 500 ( NDC. Engraved on tablets:. For oral administration, Valium is supplied as round, flat-faced scored tablets with V-shaped perforation and beveled edges.
Valium is a useful adjunct for the relief of skeletal muscle spasm due to reflex spasm to local pathology (such as inflammation of the muscles or joints, or secondary to trauma ), spasticity caused by upper motor neuron disorders (such as cerebral palsy and paraplegia ), athetosis, and stiff-man syndrome.
The exact mechanism of action of benzodiazepin". Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety, but they also are effective in treating several other conditions.
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Dosage should be individualized for maximum beneficial effect. In such cases dosage should be increased cautiously to avoid adverse effects. While the usual daily dosages given below will meet the needs of most patients, there will be some who may require higher doses.Diazepam doses