The Drug Valium
The prescription drug Valium is an anti-anxiety sedative that is commonly prescribed for a variety of conditions. The drug Valium affects the central nervous system in dose-controlled measures. Some common uses for the drug Valium include short-term treatment of anxiety, short-term relief from insomnia, and as treatment for muscle spasm or seizure. Valium is a drug that is also sometimes used in veterinary medicine as a sedative.
Side effects of the drug Valium include drowsiness, fatigue, and temporary imbalance or vertigo. Less commonly reported side effects are confusion, depression, and impaired vision. On rarer occasions, some people may experience effects opposite of those intended while taking Valium. If you are taking the drug Valium and experience insomnia, nervousness, or excitability call the prescribing doctor. It could be that the drug Valium does not work for you.
The drug Valium can be addictive and there is a risk of physical dependency. Withdraw symptoms include nausea, vomiting, flushing and sweats combined with insomnia and are more likely to occur in patients who have been taking the drug Valium longer than ten days, have become physically dependent on the drug without knowing and have stopped taking the medication abruptly. If you believe you are experiencing withdaw from the drug Valium, talk to your doctor. If you have had a previous chemical dependency, tell your doctor before you start taking Valium.
You should not take the drug Valium if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Be sure to disclose all previous medical diagnosis and current medications to your doctor before taking Valium. You should not under any circumstance take the drug Valium without the supervision of a doctor. If the condition for which you were prescribed Valium does not seem to improve with the drug, talk to your doctor about alternative treatments or other medications that may help your symptoms.
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