Always consult a Medical doctor or patient care specialist before using diazepam injections.
Indications and Usage
Diazepam is indicated in the treatment and management of anxiety, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and seizures.
It is also used as a short-term remedy for serious seizures (status epilepticus); it is not meant to be used daily.
Diazepam can also be combined with other medications used in the treatment of certain kind of seizures.
Administration and Dosage
Use of diazepam injections during pregnancy or breastfeeding appears to be harmful.
Consult your doctor or health care professional before taking diazepam.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed the advisable dosage.
The usual dose for adults is 10mg/2ml taken once a day.
The usual dose for children is 1 -1.2.5mg/ml taken once a day depending on age and body weight.
It is not for children below 6 months old.
Possible interactions with diazepam injections include antipsychotics, alcohol, antihistamines, antifungals, muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers, macrolide antibiotics, calcium channel blockers, selective serotonin inhibitors, and tuberculosis drugs.
Diazepam injections should not be taken with alcohol.
Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with diazepam injections.
Diazepam injections are contraindicated if:
- You are using opioid drugs;
- You are using alcohol;
- You are planning to self-medicate without doctor’s instructions.
Taking more medicines may cause poisoning and serious side effects. Please call the emergency department if you suspect diazepam injections overdose.
Adverse Reactions and Precautions
Do not take diazepam injections if:
- You are allergic to it or if you have other allergies;
- You have myasthenia gravis;
- You have lung/breathing problems;
- You have certain systemic conditions like (severe heart disease, liver damage, kidney disease, and brain problems);
- You are going to drive;
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding;
- You are not going to receive your injections from your doctor or trained specialist.
No adverse reactions have been reported.
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