Diazepam Valium has been used successfully for many years as a sedative, muscle relaxant, and anti convulsant. Diazepam Valium has also been very beneficial in the treatment of anxiety disorders, nervous conditions, and even in the treatment of those recovering from alcoholism. In other areas, Diazepam Valium is used to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety before medical and surgical procedures. In fact, Diazepam Valium has become so important to the medical profession, that it has been listed as one of the most important drugs available to the medical field by WHO (the World Health Organization).
Diazepam was first approved for use during the year 1963. It became very popular with the medical profession due to the fact that Diazepam is very powerful, yet it has a very low rate of causing death if overdosed. Scientific studies have shown that if Diazepam causes death during an overdose, it was more than likely paired with another substance, such as alcohol or another sedative. Because of this, you should always let your physician or health care professional if you are taking other medications. This includes prescription and non-prescription medications. Diazepam may have a negative reaction with medicines such as cold medicine, allergy medicine, other sedatives, narcotics, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, alcohol, seizure medication, and even smoking. Make sure to discuss with your doctor the various medications you are taking and seek your physician or health care provider’s approval before beginning any new medications.
Another area to be discussed with your physician is the area of side effects. Your doctor should be well aware of any side effects that you may experience. Some of the most frequent side effects of Diazepam include: drowsiness, dizziness, lack of concentration, inability to focus, upset stomach, blurred vision, depression, memory loss, grogginess, confusion, mental impairment, nightmares, vision changes, chest pain, rapid heart rate, and yellowing of the eyes. It is also possible that you may be allergic to Diazepam, so it is extremely important that you notify your health care provider immediately if you experience any side effects.
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