Valium (Diazepam) is one of the main benzodiazepine tranquilizers, widely used in medical practice. The drug has a calming effect, relieves emotional stress, reduce anxiety and fear. Valium has miorelaksantny and anticonvulsant effect. Enhances the effects of sleeping pills, narcotic, antipsychotic, analgesic drugs, and alcohol. The drug and its major metabolites are excreted primarily in the urine.
When should I take valium?
Valium (generic Diazepam) is prescribed for a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders: neurosis, psychopathy, as well as neurosis and psychopathic states, schizophrenia, organic brain lesions, including in cerebrovascular diseases, somatic diseases accompanied by signs of emotional stress, anxiety, fear, increased irritability, senestoipohondricheskimi, obsessive and phobic disorders, and sleep disorders. It is also used for the relief of psychomotor agitation and panic agitation in these diseases.
In the children’s psycho-neurological practice Diazepam is prescribed for neurotic and neurosis-like states, accompanied by the phenomena listed above, as well as headaches, enuresis, mood disorders and behavior.
Valium is used in the treatment of epilepsy, convulsive paroxysms, mental equivalents, for the relief of status epilepticus. Due to the muscle relaxant action of the drug is also used in various spastic conditions. In combination with other drugs prescribed Diazepam for treating withdrawal symptoms of alcoholism. In practice anesthetics used for pre-operative patients. In dermatological practice is applied in itching dermatoses. The drug reduces the nocturnal secretion of gastric juice, which can play an important role in appointing him as a sedative and sleep aid for patients with gastric ulcer, also has anti-arrhythmic action.
How to take Valium (generic Diazepam)?
Diazepam is used inside, intravenously or intramuscularly. If ingestion is recommended to prescribe the drug for adults, starting with a dose of 0.0025 – 0.005 g (2.5 – 5 mg), 1 – 2 times a day and then gradually increase it. Typically, a single dose for adults is 0,005 – 0.01 g (5 – 10 mg). In some cases (when excessive anxiety, fear, anxiety), a single dose can be increased to 0.02 g (20 mg).