Valium: Anti anxiety medicine of
Valium: Why is
this anti anxiety medicine prescribed?
Valium is an anti
anxiety medicine used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and for
the short-term relief of general symptoms of anxiety. Valium is from
the anti anxiety medicine classification known as benzodiazepines.
Valium is also
used sometimes to treat the acute symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, to
relieve uncontrolled muscular movements caused by cerebral palsy and
paralysis of the lower body and limbs, to relax muscles, to control
involuntary movement of the hands, to relax tight aching muscles, and
it is sometimes used with other medications to treat epilepsy and
other convulsive disorders.
fact about this anti anxiety medicine:
It is especially
important to be cautious with this anti anxiety medication as it can
be habit-forming or addictive. You may experience withdrawal symptoms
from Valium if you discontinue its use abruptly. You should only
change the dosage or discontinue its use under the supervision of a
How should Valium
You should only
take this anti anxiety medicine as prescribed. If you're taking
Valium for epilepsy or convulsive disorders you should make sure to
take it at the same time every day.
If you miss a dose
Take the missed
dose as soon as you think about it if it is within an hour or two of
the scheduled dosage time. If you do not remember until much later
you should skip the missed dose and go back your normal schedule. You
should never take two doses of this anti anxiety medicine at once.
You should store
Valium away from heat, light, and moisture.
When should Valium
not be prescribed?
sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to value me should
not take this anti anxiety medicine. Also, you should not take this
medication if you've ever had an eye condition called narrow-angle
glaucoma. Every day tension and stress does not usually require anti
anxiety medicines such as Valium. You should always discuss your
anxiety symptoms thoroughly with your physician before taking this
medicine. Finally, Valium should never be taken for mental disorders
considered to be more serious than anxiety.
Information provided by
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition
Additional information By Paul Susic MA Licensed
Psychologist Ph.D Candidate
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