What is Valium?
Valium is a trade name version of generic diazepam, a derivative of benzodiazepine drug class. It is available in an oral formulation, intra-rectum, intramuscular, and intravenous formulations. The onset of action for oral pills begins within 15 to 60 minutes after intake, while for intravenous injections, effects begin immediately after one to five minutes.
Valium has its actions on the brain neurotransmitters GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). It boosts GABA receptors to produce calming effects for the brain and body.
Valium is one of the most prescribed medicines in the world since 1963, just after its launch. It was the highest-selling medication in the United States between 1968 to 1982. Valium also makes up to the List of Essential Medications by World Health Organization.
Valium is available in 2, 5, and 10 mg strengths of diazepam. Valium 10mg is a blue-colored round flat-faced beveled edges scored tablets with a V-shaped perforation. It has an imprint of “10 VALIUM” on the front side and “ROCHE” twice on the backside.
Valium 10mg tablets also contain some inactive ingredients such as corn starch, anhydrous lactose, calcium stearate, pregelatinized starch, and color additive FD & C Blue No. 1.
What are the uses of Valium 10mg?
Buy Valium online for the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety or management of anxiety disorder. Valium is useful in treating several conditions, such as:
- Anxiety disorder
- Depression or insomnia related to anxiety
- Adjunct for relief of skeletal muscle spasm
- Symptomatic relief in acute alcohol withdrawal
- Adjunctively in convulsive disorders
Valium is a short-acting benzodiazepine, and clinical studies do not assess its effectiveness for long term use (more than four months).
What are the dangers and effects of Valium?
Read the dangers associated with the use of the medicine before you buy Valium online:
- Valium is not recommendable for the treatment of psychotic patients.
- It is a central nervous system depression that can cause severe CNS depressing effects.
- Mixing Valium with any other central nervous system depressants such as alcohol develops fatal effects.
- Suddenly stopping Valium therapy for physically dependent patients causes withdrawal symptoms.
- Severe grand mal seizures can occur while using Valium as an adjunct in convulsive disorder treatment.
- The risk of congenital malformations and other abnormalities associates the use of Valium in pregnant women.
- The use of the medication during labor or delivery period may cause irregularities in the fetal heartbeats, poor sucking, hypotonia, hypothermia, and respiratory depression in the neonates.
- The medicine passes into the breastmilk, thus producing severe withdrawal symptoms in the nursing babies.
Most frequently reported side effects after Valium use includes:
- Muscle weakness
- Gastrointestinal disturbances
- Blurred vision
- Skin reactions
- Dry mouth
Central nervous system depression is the most severe side effect of Valium. It can be life-threatening by an overdose or mixing the medication with other CNS depressants.
What are the daily dosages of Valium 10mg?
Doctors should individually set the dosage regime of each patient according to their condition and response to achieve maximum therapeutic benefits. The usual adult dosages for the medication are:
Anxiety Disorder: 2-10 mg given two to four times a day.
Acute Alcohol Withdrawal: 5 mg given three to four times a day.
Skeletal Muscle Spasm: 2-10 mg given three to four times a day.
Convulsive Disorder: 2-10 mg given two to four times a day.