Diazepam is a medicine that is used to treat anxiety, agitation and muscle spasms and is considered anxiolytic, muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant.Diazepam can be purchased at conventional pharmacies under the trade name Valium, produced by Roche Lab. However, it can also be purchased in generic form by Teuto, Sanofi or EMS labs as directed by your doctor.
The price of generic Diazepam ranges from 2 to 12 reais, while the price of Valium ranges from 6 to 17 reais.
Diazepam is indicated for symptomatic relief of anxiety, tension and other physical or psychological complaints associated with anxiety syndrome. It may also be useful as an adjunct in the treatment of anxiety or agitation associated with psychiatric disorders.
It is also helpful in relieving muscle spasm due to local trauma such as injury or inflammation. It can also be used to treat spasticity such as cerebral palsy and leg paralysis, as well as other diseases of the nervous system.
Mode of use
The use of Diazepam in adults is to take 5 to 10 mg tablets, but depending on the severity of symptoms, your doctor may increase the dose by 5 – 20 mg / day.
Valium’s action is usually noticeable after about 20 minutes of ingestion, but taking grapefruit juice can potentiate its action.
Side effects of Diazepam include drowsiness, excessive tiredness, difficulty walking, mental confusion, constipation, depression, difficulty speaking, headache, low blood pressure, dry mouth or urinary incontinence.
Diazepam is contraindicated for patients who are hypersensitive to any component of the formula, severe respiratory failure, severe liver failure, sleep apnea syndrome, myasthenia gravis, or addicts with other drugs, including alcohol. It should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women.