diazepam, Valium (cont.)

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PRESCRIBED FOR: Diazepam is used for the treatment of disorders with anxiety. Diazepam also is used for the treatment of agitation, tremors, delirium, seizures, and hallucinations resulting from alcohol withdrawal. It is used for the treatment of seizures, relief of muscle spasms in some neurological diseases, and for sedation during surgery.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of diazepam are:

Other important side effects include:

WARNING: Diazepam can lead to addiction (dependency), especially when higher dosages are used over prolonged periods of time. In patients addicted to diazepam or after prolonged use, abrupt discontinuation may cause symptoms of withdrawal such as:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/26/2014

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