The pills of Valium come in the round shape of blue or white colors depending on the dosage and the manufacturer. The usual dosages for one tablet, which contains diazepam, are 5 and 10 mg. This drug potentiates the effect of analgesics, antihypertensive drugs.
Indications for use include disturbing frustration, insomnia, and dysphoria. Valium is prescribed for various neuropsychiatric diseases: neuroses, personality disorders (psychopathies), as well as for neurosis-like and psychopathic conditions, split personality, organic brain lesions, including cerebrovascular diseases, for somatic diseases accompanied by signs of emotional stress, anxiety , fear, increased irritability, obsessive and phobic disorders, and sleep disorders. It has sedative-hypnotic, anticonvulsant and central muscle-relaxant effects.
The leaflet provided with the packing offers basic information on how to use this medicine. Before use, it is better to discuss the dosage with your physician and make sure to follow his exact prescriptions.
This medicine has a set of side effects for health if used any differently from doctor's orders. Side effects can be various, for example:
- allergic reactions;
- decreased appetite;
- impaired renal function;
- muscle spasm.
This medicine reduces the nighttime secretion of gastric juice, which can play an important role in appointing it as a sedative and sleeping pill for patients with gastric ulcer. The risk of drug dependence is increased when using large doses or at a significant duration of treatment. Without special instructions, it should not be used for a long time.
This is not a complete list of adverse reactions, and you should report to your doctor immediately about any unpleasant symptoms that persist.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon
Last updated: 7.05.2021