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Valium (diazepam)

Prescription only
Helps you relax.

Valium (diazepam) is effective for occasional or short-term use for anxiety and muscle spasm. Compared to similar drugs, Valium (diazepam) acts very quickly but can have interactions with other medicines.

5.2/ 7 average rating with 976 reviewsforValium
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Upsides
  • Valium (diazepam) effectively relieves anxiety and muscle spasms.
  • Valium (diazepam) has less severe withdrawal symptoms compared to other similar drugs.
  • Works very quickly.
  • Available in generic.
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Downsides
  • Use of Valium (diazepam) can cause memory problems, drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion.
  • Valium (diazepam) can be habit-forming, so it's not typically used for long-term treatment.
  • Most people find that their body will get used to Valium (diazepam) levels and they may need higher doses over time to achieve the same effect.
  • People with severe liver problems should not take Valium (diazepam). Several drugs can also interfere with how Valium (diazepam) works.
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Used for
  • Musculoskeletal pain
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Extended release
Price
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Reviews
976 
70%
think this treatment is worth it
53%
think this treatment works well
15%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Valium (diazepam) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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Risks and warnings
  • Decreased breathing from use with opioids

    Taking Valium (diazepam) with opioids, drugs or alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Dependence and withdrawal

    History of substance abuse

    ...and 4 more risk factors

  • Driving impairment

    Alcohol use with Valium (diazepam)

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Drug interactions

    Current liver problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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