Valium (another name is Diazepam) is a well-known medicine that calms and counteracts anxiety belonging to the group of benzodiazepines. Valium is a fine-grained white powder or white with a light yellow tinge. It practically does not dissolve in water and hardly dissolves in alcohol.
The action that Valium has on the body:
- muscle relaxant,
Form of issue
Diazepam is one of the items on the list of the minimum set of medicines WHO has determined. This remedy is used to treat the following diseases:
- epileptic seizures,
- muscle spasms,
- alcohol addiction.
The drug may be recommended for use in the process of preparing for some of the medical procedures for the purpose of anesthetizing or soothing patients.
Valium is sold in the form of injection solutions and tablets. As for the solution, 1 mg contains 5 mg of diazepam. Such medicines go on sale in the amount of 50 or 10 ampoules made of dark glass. Each holds 2 ml of solution. The ampoules are placed in cardboard packages. Tablets include 5 or 10 mg of diazepam and some other ingredients, which include:
- corn starch,
- anhydrous lactose,
- calcium stearate,
- gelatinized starch,
Diazepam is one of a group of major tranquilizers that have found wide application in all branched of medical practice. The drug is able to enhance the effect of sleeping pills, narcotic, neuroleptic, analgesic, and alcohol drugs on people. Valium and the basic of its metabolites leave the body mainly with urine.
Indications for use
Valium is accepted at some nervous or mental diseases:
- valium neurosis
- neurotic-like and psychopathic conditions
- organic brain damage
- cerebrovascular diseases
- somatic diseases
- signs of emotional stress
- increased irritability
- senestoipochondriacal, obsessive, and phobic disorders
- sleep disorders
- need to stop psychomotor agitation in these diseases.
In the treatment of neurological disorders in children, Diazepam can be prescribed by doctors in the following cases:
- with neurotic or neurosis-like conditions, which may be accompanied by some of the phenomena mentioned above,
- with headaches,
- mood disorder and behavior.
The action of diazepam
Diazepam is prescribed for epileptic seizures, if necessary, treatment of convulsive paroxysm, mental equivalent, with the aim of arresting epileptic statuses. Due to the muscle relaxing effect, the drug is used in cases of some of the spastic conditions.
Sometimes, Diazepam may be prescribed as an addition to a complex of other drugs, in the case of treatment of an abstinence syndrome with alcoholism. As for an anesthetic practice, Valium can be appointed to prepare patients for surgery. Itching dermatitis is a good reason for the appointment of Valium in dermatology.
Parenterally, the drug is administered by the patients before the application of general anesthesia, as a component of this type of anesthesia, as part of the complex therapy after a previous myocardial infarction, for the treatment of motor excitation of various etiologies, paranoid-hallucinatory conditions, epileptic seizures and their relief, premature birth in some cases of premature exfoliation of the placenta.
Methods of application
Valium is used:
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