What is Valium?
Diazepam is a medication that belongs to the benzodiazepine family that typically produces a calming effect.
How to consume Valium?
Diazepam treats anxiety disorder, withdrawal disorder, seizures, and panic attacks.
However, this medication relieves muscle spasms, and this medication works by calming the brain and nerves.
Valium intake can be useful in symptomatic relief or acute delirium tremens and hallucinosis.
What is the correct procedure to intake valium medication?
The medication of Valium is available in strengths of 2 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg. The dosage of Valium is safe according to the doctor's prescription for maximum beneficial effect.
Doctors will increase the dosage of patients whose condition is severe. In such cases, the dosage increased cautiously to avoid adverse effects.
There are three conditions in which the dosage is given accordingly:-
- Anxiety-related issues
It depends upon the severity of symptoms – 2 mg to 10 mg. It is enough to consume this medication should be given 2 to 4 times a day.
- Alcohol withdrawal
In such a situation a patient should be given a dosage of 10 mg. You can consume it 3 to 4 times a day. The minimum dosage of 5 mg.
- Skeletal muscle spasms
A dose of 2 mg to 10 mg is enough to treat various mental disorders.
Addiction of Valium
Valium is a prescription medication. Taking the higher doses of Valium not advised by the doctor may be harmful.
This harmful habit can lead to addiction to Valium. Below are a few signs of addiction to Valium:-
- A change in appearance /hygiene ●Slow movements and speech
- Change in eating habits
- Loss of coordination
- Frequent somnolence, or excessive Sleepiness
The side-effects happen when the patient doesn't follow the guidelines of the doctor. Here are specific side effects of Valium:-
- Muscle weakness
- Cognitive dysfunction
- Impaired coordination
- Stuffy nose
- Extreme sedation
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Yellowish eyes
- Sore throat
- Unusual bleeding
Though with the period, the side effects of Valium go away. But if any of the side effects do continue for an extended period, then immediately contact the doctor.