What is Valium 10mg used for?
Valium 10mg is a fast-acting medication that quickly helps lower anxiety and other symptoms of panic disorder.
Valium 10mg gets into your system rapidly, but can also build up over time, which can sometimes make it challenging to find the most effective and safe dose of Diazepam.
Dosage for Valium
As with all medications, follow your Valium prescription instructions exactly. It is available in two formulations:
Diazepam Tablet: Taken orally 2 to 4 times daily. Tablets are available in 2mg, 5mg, and 10mg doses.
Diazepam Oral Solution: Taken mixed with liquid or soft food like applesauce or pudding. Use the calibrated dropper to measure the dosage. Take the full amount prescribed at once; do not pre-mix and store for future use. The solution contains small amounts of alcohol.
The dosage — 2mg to 10mg taken 1 to 4 times daily — varies depending on the condition treated, and age of the patient. Doctors may recommend starting with a lower dosage for elderly patients or patients with advanced liver or other debilitating disease who may be particularly sensitive to benzodiazepines.
Some patients develop a tolerance to Valium 10mg. Do not increase the dosage without discussing it with your doctor. Your doctor should periodically reassess if the treatment is still useful. Long-term treatment with diazepam increases the risk of dependence, and may cause difficulty when terminating treatment.
Before taking Valium 10mg, discuss all other active prescription medications with your doctor. You should not take diazepam if you are taking the following medications, which can have a serious drug interaction:
- Sodium oxybate
Certain over-the-counter, prescription medications, and supplements can increase the risk of side effects or the levels of diazepam in the body including: alcohol, antihistamines, pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or other drugs that promote sleep and relieve anxiety.You can order Rivotril in our pharmacy.