Diazepam 5 mg tablet *TEVA


Diazepam 5 mg tablet *TEVA

Manufacturer: TEVA
Basic substance : Diazepam.
Package : 5 mg.tab x 30tabs.

Diazepam is used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. It belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.



Diazepam 5 mg tablet *TEVA

Diazepam 5 mg is a member of the group of benzodiazepine tranqullizers, which exert anxiolytic. sedative, muscle-relaxant and anti convulsant effects. This is now known to be the result of facilitating the action of gamma-amino- butyric acid (GABA), the most important inhibitory neuro transmitter in the brain.

Prodes Diazepam 5 mg may cause drowsiness. Never drive or do anything that needs mental concentration. This medicine inflicts an impact on you. Never consume alcohol along with Prodes Diazepam as it may increase dizziness and sleepiness. Intake of alcohol with diazepam can lead to severe breathing problems.

Consuming diazepam with alcohol can make you sleepy and affect your lungs. Your breathing may become so low that you may not wake up due to a breathing problem. Prodes Diazepam can be habit-forming. Consuming diazepam in high doses or longer time may be addictive.

People with a history of alcoholism and drugs are more prone to develop this habit. Consume Prodes Diazepam 5 mg for the shortest possible time and in the lowest quantity. Tolerance may expand with long-term or extreme use, making the medicine less efficient. Never skip doses even if you feel that you do not require them. Always consult a doctor before stopping the course of this medication.


Dosage and Administration :

Standard Dosage

Diazepam 5 mg ; For optimal effect, the dosage should be carefully individualized. The usual daily doses given below will meet the needs of most patients, though there will be cases requiring higher doses.

Usual adult dosage tor oral administration: depending on severity of symptoms, &-20 mg daily. The single oral dose should not normally exceed 10 mg. The tablets should be taken at a time that meets the needs of the patient in question – usually the evening is the most suitable time.

In acute cases or lite-threatening situations, or when [he response to eternal administration is insufficient, higher doses may where appropriate, be given by pargnteral route.

Duration of Treatment: The usual long-term treatment of anxiety with Valium may last. depending on the type of condition and on the causal factors involved, as long as several weeks- After about six weeks’ treatment, no further improvement of the palienl’s anxious slate is lo be expected; further Irealmeni may be regarded purely as maintenance therapy. During prolonged maintenance therapy, drug-free periods should be introduced at regular intervals to assess the need for continuation.

Treatment with Valium should not be stopped abruptly, however, the dosage should be gradually tapered off.

The effectiveness of long-term treatment (i.e. more than six months) with Valium has no! been assessed by systematic clinical studies.

Special Dosage Instructions Elderly

Dosage for elderly patients: Elderly patients should be given a reduced dose. These patients should be checked regularly at the start of treatment in order to minimize the dosage and/or the frequency of administration to prevent overdose due to accumulation.

Impaired hepatic function Patients with impaired hepatic (unction should be given a reduced dose.


Possible Side Effects :
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Valium.

Side effects may include: Anxiety, drowsiness, fatigue, light-headedness, loss of muscle coordination Side effects due to a rapid decrease in dose or abrupt withdrawal from Valium: Abdominal and muscle cramps, convulsions, sweating, tremors, vomiting

Missed Dose
Take it as soon as you remember if it is within an hour or so of the scheduled time. If you do not remember until later, skip the dose you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.

Overdose Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of diazepam can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, limp or weak muscles, fainting, shallow breathing, or breathing that stops.


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