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Diazepam : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Diazepam with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine, prescribed for anxiety. It is also used for muscle spasms and seizures.

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Diazepam Interactions with Food and Herbs

Tobacco Products: Tobacco (Nicotiana tobacum) interacts with diazepam resulting in decreased effectiveness of the drug. Smoking should be strictly avoided while taking diazepam.

Diazepam Interactions with Alcohol

Alcohol increases the effect of diazepam on the central nervous system resulting in excessive drowsiness and decreased motor skills.
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How to Take the Medication -

Diazepam is available in the form of a tablet, extended release capsule and concentrate (liquid) form to take by mouth. You can take it up to 4 times per day with food. It is also available for injection and a rectal suppository. Strictly follow the recommended dose and instructions which are given on the prescription.
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