Valium Dosage: What
is the recommended amount?
dosage: Recommended amount of this anti anxiety medicine for treatment
of anxiety disorders or short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety
The usual Valium
dosage depending upon the severity of symptoms is between 2 mg. and 10
mg. taken two to four times daily.
withdrawal: Valium dosage
The usual Valium
dosage of this anti anxiety medicine is 10 mg, three or four times
during the first 24 hours, and then 5 mg. three or four times daily as
Valium dosage for relief of muscle spasms:
The usual dose of
this anti anxiety medicine for relief of muscle spasms is 2 mg to 10
mg three or four times daily.
The usual valium
dosage for convulsive disorders is 2 milligrams to 10 mg two to four
never be given to children under the age of six months of age. The
usual Valium dosage to start children over six months old is 1 to 2.5
mg three or four times a day. Your physician may increase the
medication as needed.
The usual starting
dosage of this anti anxiety medicine is 2 mg to 2.5 mg once or twice a
day, which your doctor will then increase as needed. Your physician
will usually limit the Valium dosage to the smallest effective amount
possible as older people are more apt to become oversedated and
subject to higher risk for falls and other difficulties associated
with lack of coordination.
including this anti anxiety medicine, if taken in excess of the
prescribed dosage can be dangerous and ultimately have serious
consequences. If you suspect an overdose, you should seek medical
Symptoms of Valium
overdosage may include:
diminished reflexes, sleepiness
Information provided by
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition
Additional information By Paul Susic
Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist
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