Valium 10 mg is trusted by doctors to treat several health issues like anxiety, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It is also prescribed as an add-on to other medications to treat certain types of seizures and muscle cramps. The generic name of this drug is Diazepam. It is classified under a class of drugs called Benzodiazepine. Drugs in this class help to stimulate certain chemicals in the brain to make someone feel calm and relaxed to overcome the above conditions. This drug needs a legal prescription from a licensed doctor to buy and use. Valium also comes in Valium 5 mg strength.
Valium 10 mg can interact with other substances and cause severe side effects. It is recommended to avoid this drug while using these substances including:
- Grapefruit juice
- Alcohol and other narcotic substances
- Muscle relaxant
- Sleeping pills
Misuse of Valium can be the reason for serious side effects and sometimes death. Symptoms of these side effects include shallow breathing, serious drowsiness, depression, confusion, hallucination, anxiety, trouble sleeping, aggression, and suicidal thoughts. In these cases, seek medical help as quickly as possible.
Sudden withdrawal from this drug can cause serious effects like tremors, vomiting, muscle cramps, stomach upset, extreme anxiety, and seizures. If plan to stop taking this drug, first inform your doctor. The doctor will slowly decrease your dose until you stop taking it safely.
Never share this medication with others especially, someone who is addicted to alcohol or other drugs. Reselling and giving away this drug without permission is considered a serious crime.