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Control Anxiety Attacks with Valium
Valium belongs to the class of Benzodiazepine which is used in the treatment of anxiety disorder, seizure and trouble in sleeping. It works by calming the brain and nerves and relaxes them leading to having a peaceful sleep. The Valium usually lasts for 4-5 hours and it is mostly prescribed for 2 to 4 times daily depending on the severity of the condition. The prescribed dosage of Valium in treating for anxiety disorders is 2mg to 10mg. The doses might vary depending on the age and the health condition of the patient. With a proper intake, this medication is very effective for treating anxiety.
Valium Uses, Precautions, and Contraindications
Valium is used in the treatment of Anxiety disorder. It is a benzodiazepine which impacts the GABA receptors and neurotransmitters in the brain which is responsible for sleep and relax.
This is a habit-forming medication which is why it is a prescription-only drug. It requires the valid doctor Rx to procure this medication from the pharmacy. Kindly avoid using Valium drug during pregnancy. This medication should not be prescribed to children. Taking the minimal dose at the start and slowly raise the dosage depending on the response.
Using of Valium should be avoided when you witness the following indications/symptoms :
- Liver or Kidney disorder
- Severe sleep apnea
- Acute narrow-angle glaucoma
Do not consume Valium, if you have
Do not take Valium medication if you are allergic to this drug or to any benzodiazepine medicines. It may contain some inactive ingredients which can cause some allergic reactions or any other problems. If you have any history of drug or alcohol abuse, then do not take this medication. Avoid consuming Valium if you have severe health conditions including muscle or lung disease, mental disorders, liver or kidney disease. Consult with your doctor before procuring this medication and do not stop consuming the drug suddenly.
Valium Interactions with Other Treatments
- Valium increases the depressive effects of alcohol and other hypnotics and other muscle relaxants.
- Valium with alcohol enhances the hypotensive properties of benzodiazepines.
- It blocks the action of levodopa which is used in the treatment of Parkinson disease.
- Valium with Cisapride, in which Cisapride may enhance the absorption and the sedative activity of Valium.
- Valium medication alters the Digoxin serum concentrations.
- Interaction with Alcohol, it might increase the euphoriant effects of opioids which would lead to increased risk of psychological dependence.
Possible Valium side effect
Taking the Valium medication abruptly without following the prescription would lead to some side effects. It is necessary to follow the given instruction from the doctor while taking this medication for anxiety disorder. The common side effects of Valium include Drowsiness, fatigue, tired feeling, drooling, itching, skin rash, memory problems, nausea, dry mouth, slurred speech and more. To avoid the side effects, it is just that you have to follow the guidelines given by your healthcare consultant.