Valium 5mg is used to treat anxiety disorders or alcohol withdrawal symptoms. The generic name of Valium is Diazepam. It is a benzodiazepine that works to enhance the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain. Moreover, Valium is used with other medications to treat muscle spasms and stiffness, or seizures.
Precaution to intake Valium 5mg
Patients need to inform the doctor before taking Valium 5mg in case they are allergic to diazepam or similar medicines such as Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, and others. Also if patients have myasthenia gravis, severe liver disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, asthmatic, or sleep apnea, they should inform the doctor before taking the medicine.
In the case of using opioid medication or alcohol before using this medicine can be harmful to the patient’s respiration. It can slow or stop the patient breathing.
Misuse or overdose can cause addiction or death to the patient. Moreover, keep the medicine away from children and non-prescribed people.
It is recommended to take Valium only as per prescribed by the doctors, also do not stop using the medicine without consulting the doctor. As it has life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if the patient stops taking the medicine after the prolonged use of the medicine. Moreover, some withdrawal symptoms may last up to 12 months or longer.
Some serious withdrawal symptoms need medical care if a patient is having unusual symptoms such as unusual muscle movements, hallucinations, seizures, or mood swings.
Patients should avoid taking Valium 5mg if they are allergic to diazepam or have the following diseases.
- Myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder)
- A severe breathing problem
- Sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep)
- Narrow-angle glaucoma
- Untreated or uncontrolled open-angle glaucoma
- Severe liver disease.
Moreover, Valium 5mg is not recommended to the child below 6 months old. However, patients can take a doctor’s advice before purchasing it.
Furthermore, taking the medicine during pregnancy is not recommended. It may be harmful to the newborn baby and may have life-threatening withdrawal symptoms which may need several weeks of medical care and treatment.
Measurement of Valium 5mg should be only done by the Measure liquid machine to take the correct measurements and avoid using the kitchen spoon. Moreover, Valium is recommended to use for only a short time. Do not take this medicine for longer than 4 months without the medical professional’s advice.
Shape of the Valium 5 mg pill:
Picture of Valium 5 mg pill imprint with ROCHE ROCHE on top and VALIUM 5 on the bottom of the tablet. The color of the tablet is Yellow and the shape of the Tablet is Round the generic name of the medicine is Diazepam.
The picture of the pill of Valium 5mg is given below.
Picture of the Valium 5 mg pill
Generic name: Diazepam
Imprint: ROCHE ROCHE VALIUM 5
Strength: 5 mg
Size: 9.00 mm
Availability: Prescription only
Dosage of the Valium 5mg
The dosage of Valium 5mg should only intake as per the prescription of the doctor. The Usual adult dosage 2 to 10 mg orally in the span of 2 to 4 times a day. Furthermore, oral dosage should be determined by the severity of the symptoms. However, anxiety associated with the stress of everyday life usually does not require treatment with Valium.
The usual adult dosage for alcohol withdrawal initiates with 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day for the first 24 hours. However, the maintenance dosage for withdrawal is 5 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day as needed.
Adult dosage for adjunctive treatment for the relief of skeletal muscle spasm due to reflex spasm to local pathology, spasticity caused by upper motor neuron disorders, athetosis, and stiff-man syndrome (e.g., inflammation of the muscles/joints secondary to trauma, cerebral palsy, paraplegia) is 2 to 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day and Parenteral, 5 to 10 mg IM or IV, then 5 to 10 mg IM or IV in 3 to 4 hours if necessary.
Management of selected, refractory patients with epilepsy on stable regimens of antiepileptic drugs who require intermittent use of Valium to control bouts of increased seizure activity for that dosage initiates with 2 to 2.5 mg orally once to 2 times a day. If necessary, a second dose of 0.2 mg/kg may be given rectally 4 to 12 hours after the first dose. Moreover, the maximum frequency may be used to treat up to 1 seizure episode every 5 days, and no more than 5 episodes per month.
Furthermore, Oral doses may be increased gradually as needed and tolerated but should be limited to the smallest effective amount.
Side effects of Valium 5mg
Valium 5 mg pill should not be taken more than the prescribed dosage for any reason. Overdose can exhibit severe side effects like troubled breathing, severe drowsiness, fainting, and slow breathing. Never share a Valium tablet with someone you feel has the same symptoms as it might lead to overdose. Seek immediate help in case of an overdose. Moreover, the Valium 5 mg pill has a high potential for dependence or habit forming. Therefore, it is recommended to take medicine as per the doctor’s recommendation only.