Valium (Diazepam) 5mg Tablets
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Chemical Name: DIAZEPAM (dye-AZ-e-pam)
This medicine is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and
muscle spasms. It may also be used to treat seizures, insomnia, and other
conditions as determined by your doctor.
Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM
YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that
you are taking. DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE if you are also taking HIV protease
inhibitors. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you
are taking clozapine, disulfiram, nefazodone, rifampin, or medicine for
seizures. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies,
pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any
questions or concerns about using this medicine.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. STORE
THIS MEDICINE at room temperature, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE
OF THIS MEDICINE and you are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If
you do not remember until later, skip the missed dose and go back to your
regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE or take this medicine for longer than
prescribed without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose or
taking this medicine for longer than prescribed may be habit-forming. DO NOT
DRIVE, OPERATE MACHINERY, OR DO ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD BE DANGEROUS until you
know how you react to this medicine. Using this medicine alone, with other
medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or to perform other
potentially dangerous tasks. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either
prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. FOR
WOMEN: THIS MEDICINE HAS BEEN SHOWN TO CAUSE HARM to the human fetus. IF YOU
PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of
using this medicine during pregnancy. THIS MEDICINE IS EXCRETED IN BREAST MILK.
DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include excessive daytime
drowsiness, unusual weakness, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, clumsiness,
or unsteadiness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. If
you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or
Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from
doing its job. Use our drug interaction checker to find out if your medicines
interact with each other.
If you take too
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency
room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, slow reflexes,
clumsiness, deep sleep, and loss of consciousness.
DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT
USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS MEDICINE out of the
reach of children.