Diazepam better known as Valium is usually prescribed for anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, ICU agitation, muscle spasm, seizures, endoscopy/radiology pre-medication, status epileptics or light anesthesia.
Valium can be administered in the form of a pill or via injection/IV. But the latter is not advised. Valium dosage is individualized for maximum benefits.
|Management of Anxiety Disorders and Relief of Symptoms of Anxiety.||Depending upon severity of symptoms—2 mg to 10 mg, 2 to 4 times daily|
|Symptomatic Relief in Acute Alcohol Withdrawal.||10 mg, 3 or 4 times during the first 24 hours, reducing to 5 mg, 3 or 4 times daily as needed|
|Adjunctively for Relief of Skeletal Muscle Spasm.||2 mg to 10 mg, 3 or 4 times daily|
|Adjunctively in Convulsive Disorders.||2 mg to 10 mg, 2 to 4 times daily|
|Geriatric Patients or in the presence of debilitating disease.||2 mg to 2.5 mg, 1 or 2 times daily initially; increase gradually as needed and tolerated|
This, in no way substitutes the advice of a registered practitioner.
Before buying Valium, refer your doctor and then proceed. It also comes with its set of side effects, which include unsteadiness and lack of muscle coordination.