Valium is a name brand drug commonly prescribed for patients who are experiencing the symptoms of stress-related anxiety and may also be prescribed to treat other conditions as determined by a doctor, including muscle spasms and tension. Prescription Valium is a benzodiazepine and may also be called T-Quil. The generic form of the medication is diazepam. Valium is an anti-anxiety sedative and muscle relaxant.
Prescription Valium is an oral medication that comes in doses of 2mg, 5mg, and 10mg. Each dose tablet is cylindrical in shape and a different color depending on the dose. A 2mg tablet is white, 5mg are yellow and 10mg is light blue. While it may be possible to attain diazepam online or by mail without a prescription, it is not legal to dispense diazepam in the United States without an order from a prescribing physician. It is not recommended to take prescription Valium without the advice of a doctor.
Valium can cause adverse effects in some people. Commonly reported effects include drowsiness, lightheadedness, and fatigue. Also possible, but not as commonly reported side effects include nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, slurred speech, impairment of memory and confusion. Signs of allergic reactions, including hives, rash, or difficulty breathing should be reported to a doctor immediately. When taking Valium, if you experience any side effects that are troubling, call your doctor.
Valium is meant to be a short-term treatment to anxiety or tension and muscle spasm. Prescription Valium does carry some risk of dependency and may cause withdraw symptoms. Valium is not recommended for severely depressed individuals, as it has been known to intensify feelings of depression. If your doctor prescribes Valium, talk to him about the possible risks and side effects and be sure to keep him informed if the prescribed dose does not relieve your symptoms. As with any drug, it is important to disclose your full medical history to your doctor before accepting any prescription.
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