Valium (Generic Name) comes from the family of benzodiazepine. It is a Schedule IV drug (to be taken only by prescription), is used to treat anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms. It works by providing a calming effect on the brain. valium for sale
HOW TO TAKE?
Valium is to be taken orally with or without food as per the direction of the doctor; if it is liquid patient must take it with the dropper provided. If it is a concentrated solution, it can be consumed by mixing it with some soft food and consumed then and there only (Do not store the mixture). The effect starts within 5 minutes if it is given through a vein and lasts for up to half an hour.
If taken orally, the effect may start within 15-60 minutes.
The doctor may prescribe dose based on the patient’s age, medical condition, or requirement. Sudden stopping of medicine is not advised since it may cause severe withdrawal symptoms. The doctor may ask to reduce the dosage gradually. In case the dose is missed, the patient should not take a double dose as it may prove to be fatal.
In the case of Overdose, offer trouble in breathing, the doctor should be immediately consulted.
PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE
Valium though is helpful for short term use but in the long term, it may cause addiction. While taking Valium, patients should avoid consumption of grapefruit or alcohol since it may increase the chances of side- effects. Any type of allergy to medication (Specially benzodiazepines, oxazepam, or temazepam) should be explained to the doctor before taking Valium.
The patient should be careful if he is having any disease related to muscles, depression, breathing or respiratory problems, any family history of a substance use disorder, addiction to alcohol, liver, or kidney diseases.
Before going for a surgery, you must inform your doctor or surgeon about your medical history and about the other medicines you are taking. Also, let your doctor be aware if you are suffering from any kidney or liver disease, respiratory problem, or asthma.
It should be carefully administered to children or elderly since it may cause serious side- effects like hallucinations or mood swings, drowsiness or lack of coordination, it is not to be prescribed to pregnant women or lactating mothers since it may cause adverse effects to fetus or baby.
Some products like clozapine, orlistat, sodium oxybate, or fluvoxamine may interact with Valium. Labels on medicines should be checked carefully before taking Valium.
Though Valium does not show any severe side-effects, some of the side-effects may include
Due to this, the patient should avoid doing any work involving the risk of an accident like driving or operating heavy machinery or doing similar kinds of jobs, which may require special attention. If these after-effects last for a longer period, you must speak to the doctor or a health care provider about the same.