What is Vallium?
Valium alternative name is Diazepam
Usage of Valium
Valium affects brain chemicals that may become unbalanced and may cause anxiety. Valium is usually used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and tension connected with anxiety disorders. It is also used to treat panic disorders and purposes other than those listed here.
Taking of Valium
Take Valium exactly as your doctor directed. Each oral dose is to be taken with a full glass of water. Not to be mistaken in the dose, measure the liquid forms of Valium with a dose-measuring spoon or cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have one, ask your pharmacist for help. Do not take Valium more often or in larger doses than your doctor prescribed. Valium is habit forming. It is easy to become physically and psychologically dependent on the medication. Do not take more than the prescribed amount of Valium.Dont take it for longer term than is directed by your doctor. Withdrawal effects may occur in case Valium is stopped suddenly after being used for several weeks. Doctors may recommend a gradual dose reduction.
Possible Side Effects of Valium
Stop taking Valium and seek emergency medical help or contact your doctor right away in such cases as: sores in the mouth or throat; a rash; yellowing of the skin or eyes; an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives; closing of your throat); hallucinations or severe confusion; or changes in your vision. Less serious side effects may be often to occur. Continue taking Valium and talk to your doctor if you have got vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, or constipation; dry mouth; depression (or changes in behavior); drowsiness, dizziness, or clumsiness; difficulty urinating; vivid dreams; headache; decreased sex drive. Other side effects may also occur. Tell your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is bothersome.
Valium is not to be taken if you have narrow-angle glaucoma. The medicine may even worsen this condition. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have such health problems as: kidney disease, liver disease, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or another respiratory disease, or if you are depressed or have suicidal thoughts. Never take this medication without talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding a baby. If you are over 65 years old, you are more likely to experience side effects of Valium. Maybe you require a lower dose of Valium.
The Interactions Of Valium
Valium may increase the effects of other medications that cause drowsiness, such as antidepressants, , antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, seizure medicines, muscle relaxants and alcohol. Inform your doctor about all medicines you are currently taking, and do not take any drug without first talking to your doctor. The effects of Valium may be decresed by antacids. In such cases, separate doses of an antacid and Valium by several hours whenever it is possible. Medications other than those listed here may also interact with Valium. Talk to your doctor before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines
Missed Dose Of Valium
Take the missed dose as soon as it possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and take the next scheduled dose. Never take a double dose of the medication, because it is dangerous for your health.
Keep at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
Be careful when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Valium may cause drowsiness and dizziness. If you experience these symptoms, avoid these activities. Avoid alcohol while taking the medication, because it may increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by Valium. Remember that Valium is habit forming. . It is easy to become physically and psychologically dependent on the medication. Do not take more than the prescribed amount of medication and don??™t take it for longer term than is directed by your doctor. Withdrawal effects may occur in case Valium is stopped suddenly after being used for several weeks. Doctors may recommend a gradual dose reduction.