GENERIC NAME: DIAZEPAM EMULSION - INJECTION (dye-AZZ-eh-pam)
USES: This medication has a calming effect. It helps to relieve anxiety, nervousness and tension. It may be used to treat symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, to relieve anxiety prior to surgical or other procedures or to relieve muscle spasms.
HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a muscle o slow injection into a vein by a health care professional. The dose and frequency of use is based on your condition and response. Do not use this more often, increase your dose or use this longer than directed without consulting your doctor.
SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, incoordination, dry mouth, headache or constipation may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: a rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat, skin rash, vision changes, slurred speech, confusion, depression or behavior changes. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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