Valium - Prescription Anxiety Medication


7-Chloro-1 ,3-dihydro-1-methyl-2H-1,4-benzodiazepine-2-one

The action of drugs

Valium has a calming effect on the central nervous system and the soporific effect, causing muscle relaxation.

Overdose Symptoms

Drowsiness, confusion, paradoxical excitement, decreased reflexes, areflexia, stunned, decreased response to painful stimuli, deep sleep, dysarthria, ataxia, visual disturbances (nystagmus), tremor, bradycardia, dyspnea or labored breathing, apnea, severe weakness, decreased blood pressure, collapse, depression of cardiac and respiratory activity, coma.

Form release medications

Tablets for 2,5 and 10 mg vials of 2 ml (10 mg).


All clinical condition characterized by agitation, anxiety, tension, increased irritability, hypochondriasis, neurasthenia, psychoneuroses, depression, schizophrenia with symptoms of neurosis, functional nervous disorders of the cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal tract, stomach ulcer and duodenal ulcer, migraine, menopause disorders, sleep disorders, muscle spasms of central and peripheral origin.


Valium prescribed for 2 mg, 3 times a day, sleep disturbances - at 5-30 mg at bedtime. When inpatient treatment of patients with emotional and motor excitation, as well as the paranoid-hallucinatory state, we use 10-20 mg 3 times a day for muscle spasms - of 10-30 mg per day. Transport drivers should take no more than 2 mg 2 times a day or 5 mg at bedtime.


Gastric lavage, forced diuresis, intake of activated carbon. Symptomatic therapy (maintenance of respiration and blood pressure), mechanical ventilation. As a specific antagonist flumazenil use (in a hospital). Hemodialysis is ineffective. Antagonist of benzodiazepines flyumazenil not shown in patients with epilepsy who were treated with benzodiazepines. In these patients antagonistic action with respect to benzodiazepines can provoke the development of epileptic seizures.

27 Aug 2014

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