What is Valium?
Valium can be prescribed for the people suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms, muscle spasms or anxiety disorders. The medication is from a drug group known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines, and naturally, Valium can affect unbalanced brain chemicals and thus help patients in overcoming the mentioned above disorders. Also, this medication can be used for the treatment of seizures.
The important information on Valium
When this medication is about to be prescribed, you healthcare provider should find out whether you have certain health problems, for instance:
- a severe breathing problem
- myasthenia gravis
- severe liver disease
- narrow-angle glaucoma and others.
In some cases, because of some illnesses this medication should not be used or should be used in a smaller dose. Also, you should make sure that you are not pregnant, because this medication may be harmful for unborn baby. The same is related to breastfeeding. There is a range of medications that can interact with Valium. Some of them are Klonopin, Ativan and Xanax. There are more than 770 medications known to interact with Valium and it is very important to avoid any drug interaction.
If you use Valium, you may find yourself experiencing some side effects. The most commonly met of them are drowsiness, muscle weakness, incoordination and tiredness. If you find yourself having severe side effects, like depression, behavior changes, rage, irritability, restlessness, etc. you should not hesitate to contact your healthcare provider.
Valium is a habit-forming medication. There are many cases of addiction and abuse known. For this reason, it is not recommended to use this medicine by the people having a history of drug or alcohol addiction and abuse. If you are prescribed with Valium, you should keep it in the place where it would be unreachable for other people.
As to dose of Valium, it should be only determined by a healthcare provider, because a range of factors should be taken to attention, including the type of disorder, age, health conditions and others.