Diazepam (pronounced /daɪˈæzɨpæm/), first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a benzodiazepine derivative drug. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, muscle spasms, restless legs syndrome, alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal, and Ménière’s disease. It may also be used before certain medical procedures (such as endoscopies) to reduce tension and anxiety, and in some surgical procedures to induce amnesia. It possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and amnestic properties.

Diazepam is a core medicine in the World Health Organization’s “Essential Drugs List,” which is a list of minimum medical needs for a basic health care system.4 Diazepam is used to treat a wide range of conditions and has been one of the most frequently prescribed medications in the world for the past 40 years. It was first synthesized by Dr. Leo Sternbach.

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  1. link Bigbadmama
    valume and prozac
    can u mix the two safety
    Bigbadmama- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Valium
  2. link Cloughner
    How long does Valium stay in your system?
    If I have taken a 10mg dose of Valium, how long will this actually stay in my system and appear in a drug screen? Also, is there any product that will - 19% more...
    Cloughner- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Valium
  3. link Amandajane215
    Valium anxiety attacks, pcp, amitriptyline, medical records, cyclobenzaprine
    I was perscribed Valuim for anxiety and depression but i think that the valuim is helping very well for my anxiety but it seems to be makeing my depre - 37% more...
    Amandajane215- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Valium
  4. link Natburrow
    VALIUM AND BLURRY SPOTS IN MY EYE
    CAN TAKING A VALIUM (SOMETHING I'VE NEVER TAKEN BEFORE) MAKE ME HAVE A BLURRED SPOT IN MY LEFT EYE? IT'S BEEN THERE FOR ABOUT A WEEK NOW AND I DIDN' T - 41% more...
    Natburrow- over a year ago - in Valium
  5. link Dreman
    valium and hypertension
    can use valium as anti hypertension?
    Dreman- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Valium
  6. link Shazbah
    valium plus stillnox combined
    valium for the first time in conjunction with 12.5 mg of stillnox,after years of spinal surgery and the years of degeneration thats starting to seriou - 81% more...
    Shazbah- over a year ago - in Valium
  7. link Tracywetmore
    mixing medications
    is it safe to take valium when i have taken Tylenol #1 ?
    Tracywetmore- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Valium
  8. link Yobece
    what is this
    what does this med treat
    Yobece- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Valium
  9. link Davidw
    Valium dangerous drugs, benzodiazepines, diazepam, addictive, football player
    Diazepam (and all the other benzodiazepines) are extremely addictive and dangerous drugs - beware!!!
    Davidw- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Valium
  10. link Bettiecorbintucker
    Valium muscle spasms
    After I take valium for about three months I develop muscle spasms...
    Bettiecorbintucker- over a year ago - in Valium
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