Valium 10 Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Diazepam (10 mg)
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    • Country of Origin: India

    Valium 10 Tablet Information

    Valium 10 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Anxiety, Epilepsy. The alternative uses of Valium 10 Tablet have also been explained below.

    The optimal dosage of Valium 10 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Valium 10 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Valium 10 Tablet go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

    In addition, Valium 10 Tablet's effect is Moderate during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Valium 10 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Liver Disease, Glaucoma must refrain from the use of Valium 10 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Valium 10 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Additionally, Valium 10 Tablet may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Valium 10 Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Valium 10 Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Valium 10 Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Valium 10 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Anxiety
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose range: 2 - 10 mg, 2 - 4 times daily, depends on severity of disease
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Anxiety
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 2 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose range: 2 - 2.5 mg, 1 - 2 times daily
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Anxiety
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose range: 1 - 2.5 mg, 3 - 4 times daily
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Anxiety
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 3 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Dose range: 1 - 2.5 mg, 3 - 4 times daily

    Valium 10 Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Valium 10 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Valium may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Valium again without your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Valium 10 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Valium. It should only be taken after medical advice.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Valium 10 Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Valium has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Valium 10 Tablet on the Liver?


      Information about safety of Valium for the liver is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

      Unknown
    • What is the effect of Valium 10 Tablet on the Heart?


      Valium has very mild side effects on the heart.

      Mild


    Valium 10 Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Valium 10 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Valium 10 Tablet

    • Is this Valium 10 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Yes, Valium 10 Tablet cause dependence in some cases. Talk to your doctor before taking it.

      Yes
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Valium 10 Tablet as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Valium 10 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, this Valium 10 Tablet works for mental disorders.

      Yes

    Valium 10 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Valium 10 Tablet


      Taking Valium 10 Tablet with food does not harm your health.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Valium 10 Tablet


      Taking alcohol with Valium 10 Tablet can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Valium 10 Tablet

    Question almost 5 years ago

    How long can I safely take Valium?

    Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

    Take Valium as advised by your doctor. Do not take it longer than prescribed. Initially, a doctor prescribes this drug for a shorter duration and recommends his/her patient to follow- up/ re-visit to check for results. Taking this medicine longer than prescribed can lead to addiction because this is a habit-forming drug which can lead to drug dependency in patients.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Valium cause stomach upset?

    Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

    No, Valium, does not cause stomach upset. For mild stomach upset you are advised to eat light and non-spicy meals along with this drug initially. But if you are experiencing severe stomach upset after taking this medicine to inform your doctor immediately.

    Question about 5 years ago

    When to take Valium?

    Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

    Ideally Valium can be taken with food or without food post evening because its absorption is not affected by food. However, you are recommended to take it as per a doctor's instructions.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Valium work?

    ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

    Valium works by suppressing abnormal activity of nerve cells in the brain through the increase in activity of a chemical messenger known as GABA. This calms the brain and provides relief to the patient.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How to take Valium?

    Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

    Valium comes as a tablet, extended-release (long-acting) capsule, and concentrate (liquid), it should be taken by mouth. It is usually taken 1 to 4 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. Precautions must be taken in patients with chronic pulmonary insufficiency, personality disorders, muscle weakness, impaired liver or kidney function. Do not drive any vehicle or operate machinery after taking this medicine as it can cause drowsiness or sedation.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



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    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 424-426

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    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Valium® (diazepam)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Diastat® (diazepam)

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