What Is Diazepam And What Does It Treat?
valium Diazepam is a benzodiazepine. It is approved for the treatment of anxiety, acute seizures, status epilepticus (continuous seizures), muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal, and as a medication given right before anesthesia. This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your health care provider for more information.
Symptoms of anxiety include:
- Feeling nervous
- Feeling fearful
- Excessive worrying
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
What Is The Most Important Information I Should Know About Diazepam?
Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you because you may notice that you feel tired or dizzy.
When starting diazepam, anxiety or insomnia may improve rapidly or over a period of days.
Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam, are often used for short periods of time only. They may produce emotional and/or physical dependence (addiction) even when used as recommended. With input from you, your health care provider will assess how long you will need to take the medicine.