Generic Name : Diazepam Pronunciation : dye az' e pam Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics ICD Code : Y47.5
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International- Valium, Valrelease. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety. It is also used for muscle spasms and seizures. It works by acting on receptors in the brain called GABA receptors. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with increased eye pressure and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult- PO/IV/IM- The recommended dose range is 2 to 20 mg/day in divided doses. How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with increased eye pressure, seizures, lung, heart or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking while taking this medication.
* Avoid excess dosage and long-term use of this medication. Side Effects :
Most Common - Drowsiness, fatigue and incoordination.
Central Nervous System - Confusion, depression, slurred speech, headache, fainting, tremor and unsteadiness.
Gastrointestinal - Constipation and nausea.
Genitourinary - Urinary incontinence, changes in sexual drive and urinary retention.
Heart - Slow heart rate and low blood pressure.
Eye and ENT - Blurred vision, double vision and night blindness.
Skin - Hives and skin rash.
Miscellaneous - Hiccups, changes in salivation and jaundice.
* Monitor liver function and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature (20 to 25°C).
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