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What is Diazepam prescribed for?
Diazepam, originally marketed under the name Valium, is a benzodiazepine drug, which has a calming effect. It can be used to treat quite a few different conditions listed below, though is mainly prescribed for anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, muscle spasms and for withdrawal from alcohol.
How does Diazepam work?
Diazepam increases the effects of the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) in the brain and nervous system.GABA has an inhibitory effect on the nerves, meaning it reduces nervous excitability. It calms or slows the activity of your brain and nervous system.
Medicines which do this are called central nervous system (CNS) depressants.
How well does Diazepam treat:
- alcohol withdrawal?
- dental work?
Diazepam can be prescribed to help alleviate anxiety, panic attacks and agitation.
Diazepam can be used as a short-term treatment for insomnia, although it suppresses certain parts of your sleep cycle. Therefore it doesn’t necessarily give you better quality sleep and can interfere with aspects of memory and learning which are consolidated during REM sleep.
Diazepam can also help with some symptoms of vertigo. It is not given for dizziness though because one of the side-effects of diazepam can be dizziness.
Diazepam is sometimes prescribed for some kinds of muscle spasms and restless legs syndrome as it has some muscle-relaxant effects.
It can be given to epileptics to reduce seizures. However Lorazepam is a similar but better drug for this, and Diazepam is no good for long-term treatment of epilepsy because you develop tolerance to its anticonvulsant effects within 6 – 12 months, making it ineffective in that way.
Diazepam is also prescribed to aid with withdrawal from alcohol, opiates or other benzodiazepine drugs (more on this below), specifically to control the agitation that can accompany withdrawal.
It’s also sometimes given before surgical procedures (e.g., endoscopy, some dental work) to sedate or calm the patient and/or cause memory loss.
Does Diazepam work as an antidepressant or painkiller?
Diazepam is not an antidepressant. In fact, taking diazepam can cause or worsen depression!
Nor is Diazepam a painkiller. It may relieve pain caused by muscle spasms, because it can relax muscles, but it doesn’t actually have any pain relief properties directly.
Why do people take Diazepam for alcohol withdrawal or for benzodiazepine withdrawal?
Diazepam (Valium) can help mitigate some of the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol, such as anxiety and agitation, so can help ease the discomfort of alcohol withdrawal.
Generally, Diazepam is prescribed only for alcoholics with moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, not for mild symptoms. More information here: Diazepam and alcohol withdrawal
Since Diazepam and alcohol worsen each other’s effects, it’s vital that you don’t drink while you’re taking Diazepam to withdraw from alcohol. Also, there’s the danger of getting addicted to Diazepam – so generally doctors work out a withdrawal schedule of less than two weeks.
As for using Diazepam to help with withdrawal from other benzodiazepine drugs (benzos), Diazepam is one of the benzos which lasts for longer in the body.
So if you’re trying to come off a short-acting and short-lasting benzo, such as alprazolam or temazepam, then taking an equivalent dose of Diazepam instead can enable you to reduce your dose initially without getting such intense withdrawal symptoms.
Note, an equivalent dose does not necessarily mean an identical dose in terms of milligrams.
Who discovered diazepam?
Diazepam was first created (it’s a synthetic drug, not a naturally occurring substance) by a Jewish-American chemist called Leo Sternbach.
Who manufactures and sells Diazepam?
Diazepam was first made by the company Hoffman-La Roche, and was launched, under the brand name Valium, in 1963.
The patent expired in 1985, so generic versions of Diazepam are widely available, made by over 500 different pharmaceutical companies around the world.
Valrelease is another popular brand name for Diazepam.
How to take Diazepam
How much Diazepam to take?
Diazepam is usually taken between one and four times a day.
How much diazepam you should take, and how often you should take it, depends on your state of health, other medical conditions, age, body weight, and the type and severity of symptoms you want to take it for.
Always take diazepam exactly as your doctor or pharmacist instructed. This is important.
Diazepam comes as a tablet, extended-release (long-acting) capsule, and concentrate (liquid) to take by mouth. If you’re taking extended-release capsules, it’s important not to open, split, chew, or crush them and to just swallow them whole.
If you’re taking it in liquid form, carefully measure your dose with the dropper provided and dissolve it in water, juice or soft food like apple-sauce.
If you’re taking regular tablets, swallow them with a glass of water with or without food.
According to drugs.com, the “usual dose” of Diazepam tablets is 2 to 10 mg two to four times a day for anxiety, 2 to 10 mg three to four times a day for muscle spasms, and for alcohol withdrawal is 10 mg three to four times during the first 24 hours, then 5 mg three to four times a day as needed.
All doses listed are for adults. Don’t give Diazepam (Valium) to anyone under 18 without checking with a doctor.
Generally it’s only prescribed as a short-term treatment so don’t take it longer than about four months without explicit approval from your doctor.
How long does Diazepam take to work? When does Diazepam start working?
When you take Diazepam (Valium) by mouth, it can take about forty minutes to take effect.
How long do the effects of Diazepam (Valium) and how long does it stay in your system?
Diazepam stays in your system for several days. If you take it every day, it builds up in your tissues (in adipose fat tissue) as it isn’t eliminated from your body.
Why is Diazepam (Valium) not working?
Diazepam may work less well for you the longer you take it, as your body gets used to some of its effects. Also, smoking cigarettes can make it less effective.
Can I take Diazepam (Valium) with other drugs or alcohol or grapefruit juice or food or cigarettes?
It’s potentially dangerous to take Diazepam (Valium) with other drugs which can make you sleepy or slow your breathing.
Since Diazepam (Valium) slows your central nervous system, you shouldn’t take it with other drugs which also do this. This includes other benzodiazepines, opiates, and various medicines, even over-the-counter ones, such as hypnotics and sedatives, some antihistamines, some antidepressants, muscle relaxants, some anti-convulsants and anti-psychotics.
Basically any medication which says it may make you drowsy could be problematic, so check with a doctor before taking Diazepam (Valium) if you also take any sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicines, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety, depression, seizures or allergies.
Similarly, it’s a very bad idea to take Diazepam (Valium) with alcohol since they are both central nervous system (CNS) depressants and worsen each other’s effects – making you more prone to confusion and unco-ordination.
Click here for a fuller list of medicines which may interact with Diazepam (Valium): Diazepam with other medications (and scroll down to ‘drug interactions’ section).
However, always check with your doctor before taking Diazepam, to make sure it’s safe to take with any other medications or supplements you may be taking.
Even the herb Valerian can interact adversely with Diazepam (Valium).
Another danger of mixing Diazepam and alcohol or other drugs is that it increases your risk of accidentally overdosing on it, which can put you in a coma or even be fatal.
As for food, it’s not clear whether taking Diazepam with food affects how it’s absorbed and processed in the body.
However, Diazepam even interacts with grapefruits and grapefruit juice which can have undesirable effects. Check with a doctor about this if you eat grapefruits or drink grapefruit juice.
Cigarette smoking may reduce the effectiveness of Diazepam.
Diazepam and risk factors
Who can take and who shouldn’t take Diazepam?
There are many medical conditions which mean you shouldn’t take Diazepam (Valium).
These medical conditions include:
- liver or kidney problems,
- narrow angle glaucoma,
- severe sleep apnea,
- severe depression,
- myasthenia gravis,
- a history of drug or alcohol dependence
Even if you don’t have one of these conditions, always check with your doctor before taking Diazepam (Valium) as other conditions can affect how you’ll react to it too.
Also, if you’re elderly, it’s considered less safe for you to take it. More on this below.
Of course, if you’re sensitive or allergic to Diazepam or any other benzodiazepine drug (including Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Xanax, and others), don’t take it.
What are diazepam’s side effects?
The most common side effects of taking Diazepam (Valium) are sleepiness and/or physical tiredness or weakness, lack of co-ordination and balance and dizziness.
As such, do not drive or do other tasks requiring alertness after taking Diazepam.
Conversely, some people experience opposite effects. Instead of becoming calmer, they become nervous, over-excited or agitated after taking Diazepam, and even angry or violent, or have worse insomnia.
For some, instead of Diazepam having muscle relaxing effects, they get cramps and those with seizures may find them worsening.
Another fairly common side effect of Diazepam (Valium) is mental confusion and some memory problems, such as worsened short-term memory and trouble forming new memories. You may also find your breathing feels weaker or shallower and you feel light-headed or faint.
Serious Diazepam side effects are fairly rare, if you’re sticking to your prescribed dosage. However they can occur and include breathing problems, depression and even suicide.
If you have epilepsy and take Diazepam for a while, you have more risk of seizures.
If you use Diazepam for a long time, you can become physically tolerant to it, which means your body gets used to it, or used to certain of its effects, and so you have to take higher doses to get the same effect as before. This can put you at more risk of unpleasant side effects.
Once you develop tolerance to Diazepam, you may become physically dependent on it, and possibly addicted to it. You will also suffer from withdrawal symptoms if you reduce your dose.
Withdrawal symptoms can be very unpleasant and sometimes dangerous and can include rebound anxiety worse than the anxiety you may have had before taking Diazepam.
This is why Diazepam is generally only prescribed at the lowest possible dose, and for the shortest possible time. Even taking it for a few weeks can result in you develop tolerance to its effects, and having withdrawal symptoms when you stop.
If you’ve been taking Diazepam for a while and want to stop, it’s important to do it gradually as stopping suddenly can be very dangerous – you’ll need to work out a suitable schedule with your doctor. Even once you’ve stopped, you may have some mental impairment for months afterwards – possibly permanently, though this isn’t clear yet.
Overdosing on Diazepam, particularly if someone’s also had alcohol or other CNS depressant drugs like other benzos or opiates, can be serious and even fatal. Symptoms of overdose include severe drowsiness, dizziness, dodgy co-ordination and/or balance, low blood pressure, coma….
As with all drugs, there’s a risk of allergy, so if you’re experiencing trouble breathing, hives, itchy or swelling tongue, lips or throat, get medical help urgently.
For a comprehensive list of possible side effects, click here: Diazepam side effects
Why is diazepam contraindicated for neonates and the elderly?
It’s not known if Diazepam is safe for infants, and it’s only recommended for people under 18 in very specific circumstances (some epileptics, pre- or post-surgery).
Older people process Diazepam (Valium) in their bodies more slowly than younger people, so are more sensitive and vulnerable to its effects and side effects.
For the elderly, taking Diazepam can increase your risk of confusion, memory loss, falls, and also sleep apnea and cardiac arrest. As such, Diazepam is not recommended for the elderly, and if it’s prescribed for elderly people at all, it’s generally at much lower doses and for short periods (less than two weeks).
Can I take Diazepam and still drive a car?
No. Or rather, it is definitely not recommended due to it making you drowsy – not a condition to drive in!!!
Is taking Diazepam safe during pregnancy or when breastfeeding?
No. Diazepam can be easily taken up by the placenta, and taking it when pregnant can have various harmful effects on your unborn baby, such as ‘floppy infant syndrome’ or benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms (which manifest once it’s born).
It can also pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. In the US, it’s classed as pregnancy category D – “positive evidence of risk”.
I’ve heard that Diazepam can cause drowsiness for some people, prevent other people from sleeping and can even cause depression. Is that true?
One of the main effects of Diazepam (Valium) is to calm the nervous system, which often makes you drowsy. However, some people react differently and find it gives them trouble sleeping. It just depends how the drug interacts with the particular person.
As for depression, Diazepam may cause or worsen depression due to its effects on the brain and nervous system.
Can I take Diazepam when flying?
Some doctors will prescribe a small dose of Diazepam (e.g., 2mg) to people for fear of flying. It may be helpful, though discuss it with your doctor. And stick to a small dose – enough to calm your anxiety but not to make you too out of it.
Comparisons between Diazepam and other drugs
Are Diazepam and Valium the same thing?
Yes. Valium is the original brand name which the drug diazepam was (and still is) sold under.
How does Diazepam compare with:
- alprazolam (Xanax)
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
- lorazepam (Ativan)
- pregabalin (Lyrica)
- tempazepam (Restoril)
- acetominophen with hydrocodone (Vicodin)
Diazepam is a “classical benzodiazepine” which is long-lasting in its effects so is similar to other classical benzodiazepines, such as chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), oxazepam, nitrazepam, temazepam (Restoril), flurazepam, bromazepam, and clorazepate.
However, although they’re all similar, different benzodiazpines (benzos) are prescribed for slightly different things.
For example, clonazepam (Klonopin) is mainly used to reduce seizures, lorazepam (Ativan) is prescribed mainly for anxiety, while tempazepam (Restoril) is most commonly prescribed for the short-term relief of insomnia.
Alprazolam (Xanax) is a short-acting benzodiazepine and is generally prescribed more specifically for anxiety rather than insomnia and muscle spasms.
For comparisons of benzodiazepine drugs, see this wikipedia page: list of benzodiazepines
Adderall, pregabalin (Lyrica), Propranolol and Vicodin are completely different drugs.
Adderall is an amphetamine-based stimulant – so the opposite of Diazepam – used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit disorder.
Pregabalin is for nerve pain and seizures. Propranolol is a beta-blocker, used to treat heart and circulation problems and migraines. Vicodin – acetominophen with hydrocodone – is a pain reliever.
Which is better – diazepam versus:
- alprazolam (Xanax)
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
- lorazepam (Ativan)
As usual, it depends – on what you’re taking it for, first of all, plus other health conditions you may have, what other medications or supplements you’re taking. Also, your age, life circumstances, etc.
See the answer above for information on the different benzodiazepine drugs (the ones ending in “am”).
Ambien is a powerful hypnotic for inducing sleep. So it could be an alternative to diazepam is you’re suffering insomnia.
It can have quite crazy side-effects though, so Diazepam may be safer for you. As ever, ask a doctor.
Zopiclone is similar to Ambien but is not available in the US and many other countries.
Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and is generally regarded as a better treatment for muscle spasms than Diazepam, where people can develop tolerance to its muscle relaxant effects (meaning it stops having those effects).
Soma (carisoprodol) is also a muscle relaxer, but doesn’t help with spasms and used as a short-term treatment for pain relief from some injuries.
Norco and Vicodin are brand names for acetominophen with hydrocodone – an opoid pain reliever. Oxycodone is another opoid pain reliever. So these drugs aren’t comparable to Diazepam, having a different range of effects and applications.
As for Adderall, it’s an amphetamine stimulant (for narcolepsy and ADD) so kind of the opposite of Diazepam in its effects!
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There are apparently over 500 brands of Diazepam available. As long as they contain the same amount of Diazepam, and are high quality medicines, there shouldn’t be any real difference between them.
Is Diazepam a controlled drug?
Diazepam (Valium) is a controlled drug because of the risk of becoming physically dependent on it. There is a history a history of Valium abuse – people taking it recreationally or continuing it for longer than they were prescribed it, and sometimes becoming addicted to it.
Consequentially in most countries you can only get it with a prescription.
Internationally, it’s a Schedule IV controlled drug (under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances). In the UK, it’s a Schedule IV drug or a Class C drug.
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