Valium (Oral)

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Liquid Valium for a Child

My 2 1/2 year old son has two or three cavaties and his pediatric dentist would like to use liquid valium to be able to perform the dental work. I am extremely hesitant in keeping with his appointment that is scheduled in early September. I do not kno...
by Stefanie in Staten Island, NY, 08/10/2007

Grapefruit juice and Valium

My Valium bottle says to avoid grapefuit juice while taking the medicine, but it does not say why. I would like to know why?
by Holli, 05/18/2006

Valium (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Valium (Oral)

Valium (Oral) Medication Classification

DIAZEPAM (By mouth)

Valium (Oral) Brandname

Valium, Diazepam Intensol

Valium (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Diazepam (dye-AZ-e-pam) Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. This medicine is a benzodiazepine.

When To Not Use Valium (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to diazepam or to similar medicines (such as Restoril®, Xanax®). You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant, or if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or untreated open-angle glaucoma.

How Should You Use Valium (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with or without food.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Valium (Oral) Storage

Store Valium (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Valium (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Valium (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using cimetidine (Tagamet®), theophylline, an MAO inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®), medicine for depression (such as Luvox®, Paxil®, Prozac®, Serzone®, Zoloft®), phenothiazines (such as Compazine®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Thorazine®), medicine for seizures (such as Depakote®, Dilantin®, Keppra™, Luminal®, Tegretol®), or any medicine to treat mental illness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives).

Valium (Oral) Warnings

  • Using this medicine while you are pregnant can harm your unborn baby. Use an effective form of birth control to keep from getting pregnant. If you think you have become pregnant while using the medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are breastfeeding, or if you have glaucoma, seizures, breathing problems, liver disease, or kidney disease.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions.
  • Taking too much of this medicine can cause death. Symptoms of an overdose include: Extreme dizziness or weakness, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, seizures, and cold, clammy skin.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Valium (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Seizures
  • Severe confusion, drowsiness, or muscle weakness
  • Severe nausea or vomiting, stomach pain, increased sweating
  • Tremors or muscle cramps
  • Yellow skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision
  • Hangover feeling
  • Mild nausea

Valium (Oral) Ratings

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Valium (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


Kay Marcum, Fayetteville, NC - 11/11/2010

I have taken Valium 10 mg three times daily for 10 years, and I've yet to have any problems. I've taken Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, and others. Valium has worked the best for me because it covers so much.

Valium (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


laurel Moehrl, raleigh nc - 11/22/2009

Up until about 10 years ago, I never thought I would need Valium. But once I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder, it was destined to be in my future. I actually started out with Xanax, but it only put me to sleep. When I really get on edge now, I take Valium. For me, it's eases my mind and I feel relaxed without fatigue.