Valium is an anxiolytic that is prescribed to treat a number of problems ranging from agitation caused after the withdrawal of alcohol and other liquors, anxiety, and conditions that include seizures, insomnia, and muscle spasms. The medicine is also best to use to cure depression however the patients suffering from the following diseases should refrain from administering Valium and strictly follow their physician’s prescription.
- People having muscle disorders like Myasthenia Gravis
- Breathing problems during the day or even in sleep (sleep apnea)
- Eye conditions like glaucoma
- And other serious liver conditions
WHEN VALIUM IS THE BEST TO ADMINISTER?
One must consult their doctor before taking any dosage of Valium and people with diseases mentioned above should strictly refrain from having any exposure to the medicine whereas Pregnant women are advised not to take Valium since the medicine has addictive effects and can be severely harmful to the fetus on the top of it all, the medicine should not be taken more than the prescribed dose and time considering the fact that it has serious addictive outcomes if misused.
Valium Diazepam is commonly prescribed to patients with bipolar disorder to treat their manic symptoms, in contrast, it is also used by patients that experience spasms in the skeletal muscles. Patients with anxiety disorders or any primary disorder that causes the side effect of anxiety, are also prescribed Valium although mainly the medicine is used to treat agitation after liquor withdrawal.
HOW TO ADMINISTER VALIUM?
The medicine can be taken in the following ways:
- One can take it orally.
- Or an intravenous (IV) infusion in the rectum or any muscle.
- The medicine can be administered in any Vein.
Valium Diazepam is not for children younger than one year, since it can leave harmful effects. Other than that precautionary measures should be taken before administration while the patients who are about to handle any risky machinery like heavy vehicles or strenuous exercises. Patients manifesting the symptoms of uneasiness, insomnia, nervousness, muscle spasms, and likewise, symptoms are suggested to be treated with Valium.
AGEWISE DOSAGE OF VALIUM
Adults are prescribed to take valium for agitation from 2-10Mg per day from 2 to 3 times a day.
Adults experiencing seizures are prescribed to take Valium more than 10 Mg through Intravenous administration.
Adults that are on drug abuse therapy or rehabilitation that are giving up alcohol or other liquors are prescribed to take 10 Mg from 3 to 4 times a day and with the passage of time, the dosage is decreased by 5 Mg.
SIDEEFFECTS OF VALIUM
Abuse of valium can result in many harmful aspects, a few of them are mentioned below:
- Blue lips and blue nails (cyanosis)
- Slurred discourse
- Expressions of melancholy
- Blurred vision
- Trouble breathing
- Impaired balance
- Increased muscle spasms
- Troubles in Gastrointestinal tract
- Xerostomia or condition of dry mouth
- Sialorrhea or condition of hyper-salivation
Along with all these conditions the patients have reported many other conditions that can be harmful.