Compare Robaxin vs. Valium

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Robaxin
(Methocarbamol)

Valium
(Diazepam)

Coming soon.Helps you relax. Valium (Diazepam) is okay for occasional or short-term use (up to 4 weeks) for anxiety and for pain and sleeplessness from muscle spasm. Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to similar drugs.
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Side effects
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How it works
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Coming soon.Valium (Diazepam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and muscle spasms, and causes sleepiness.
Type of medication
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Lower-cost generic availablePrescription onlyLower-cost generic available
Available as
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  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Rectal gel
Used for
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  • Musculoskeletal Pain Spasm Tetanus
Risk factors for serious side effects
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    Coming soon.
    • Taking more than the prescribed dose
    • Taking longer than 4 weeks
    • History of drug abuse
    • Long-term use
    • Alcohol
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Alcohol
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    No alcohol related info.
    • Not safe to use with alcohol.
    • Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
    Kidneys and liver
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    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems.
    Sleep
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    No sleep related info.
    • Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness.
    • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
    Upsides and benefits
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    • Effective at relieving short-term anxiety and sleeplessness.
    • Can be used together with antidepressants to manage anxiety disorders. Especially helpful for anxiety symptoms while you wait for an antidepressant to kick in (it can take several weeks).
    • Effective at relieving muscle spasms caused by a variety of conditions.
    • Less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to other benzodiazepines.
    Downsides and risks
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    Coming soon
    • Processed by the liver, so might not be the best choice if you have liver problems.
    • Can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
    • Can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment, or for people who've had problems with drug or alcohol abuse.
    • Most people find that it gets less effective over time.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Good for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.
    • Starts working in 30 minutes when swallowed.
    • Helpful with muscle spasms.
    • Can cause temporary dizziness and drowsiness.
    • Addictive. Long-term use can cause dependence or abuse.
    • Not safe to use with alcohol.
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