Valium - Used for: Treating anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. It is also used to relieve certain types of muscle spasms and to treat symptoms of alcohol withdrawal (eg, agitation, tremor, hallucinations). Valium is also used with other medicines to treat certain types of seizure disorders. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Valium is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a certain chemical (gamma-aminobutyric acid [GABA]) in the brain and nervous system. This helps to reduce anxiety. It also helps to reduce seizure activity in the brain and to reduce muscle spasms.
Valium is a benzodiazepine derivative tranquilizer. It provides anxiolytic, sedative, anticonvulsant, central muscle relaxant effect. The mechanism of action is associated with increased inhibitory effect of GABA in the CNS. Muscle relaxant effect is also due to the inhibition of spinal reflexes. This medication may cause anticholinergic effects.
Valium, a benzodiazepine, generates the same active metabolite as chlordiazepoxide and clorazepate. In animals, Valium appears to act on parts of the limbic system, the thalamus and hypothalamus, and induces calming effects. Valium, unlike chlorpromazine and reserpine, has no demonstrable peripheral autonomic blocking action, nor does it produce extrapyramidal side effects; however, animals treated with Valium do have a transient ataxia at higher doses. Valium was found to have transient cardiovascular depressor effects in dogs. Long-term experiments in rats revealed no disturbances of endocrine function. Injections into animals have produced localized irritation of tissue surrounding injection sites and some thickening of veins after intravenous use.
Indication: Used in the treatment of severe anxiety disorders, as a hypnotic in the short-term management of insomnia, as a sedative and premedicant, as an anticonvulsant, and in the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Valium is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Valium affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
Valium is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Valium is sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures.
Valium may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Valium helps to relieve anxiety, especially if it is accompanied by problems sleeping (a condition also known as insomnia). Valium also helps to relieve the symptoms caused by acute alcohol withdrawal, such as trembling or confusion. It is also used to treat other medical conditions, such as panic attacks, muscle spasms and certain types of epilepsy (also known as fits or seizures). In treating epilepsy, Valium is usually used together with other epilepsy medicines.
Valium, first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a benzodiazepine derivative drug. It possesses anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, hypnotic, sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant, and amnestic properties. It is commonly used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, muscle spasms, restless legs syndrome, alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal, and Ménière's disease. It may also be used before certain medical procedures (such as endoscopies) to reduce tension and anxiety, and in some surgical procedures to induce amnesia.
Adjunct for the relief of reflex muscle spasm due to local trauma (injury, inflammation), spasticity arising from damage to spinal and supraspinal interneurons eg, cerebral palsy and paraplegia, anthetosis and stiff-man syndrome. Tablet: Symptomatic relief of anxiety, agitation and tension due to psychoneurotic states and transient situational disturbances. Adjunct in major mental and organic disorders. Anxiety, as the main target symptom, may be expressed as manifest anxious mood or apprehensive behavior and/or by functional, automatic or motor equivalents eg, palpitation, sweating, insomnia, tremor, restlessness, etc. Ampoule: Preoperative medication, sedation before diagnostic or surgical interventions (eg, cardioversion, catheterization, endoscopy, minor surgery, radiology procedure). Treatment of excitation associated with acute anxiety and panic, as well as in motor unrest and delirium tremens. Acute treatment of status epilepticus, tetanus, eclampsia.
Tablet: Valium is indicated for the symptomatic relief of anxiety, tension and other somatic or psychological complaints associated with the anxiety syndrome. It can also be useful as an adjunct to the treatment of anxiety or excitation associated with psychiatric disorders. Valium is a useful adjunct for the relief of reflex muscle spasm due to local trauma (injury,inflammation). It can also be used to combat spasticity arising from damage to spinal and supraspinal interneurons eg, cerebral palsy and paraplegia, as well as in athetosis and stiff-man syndrome. Benzodiazepines are only indicated when the disorder is severe, disabling or subjecting the individual to extreme distress. Ampoule: Conscious Sedation: Diagnostic and therapeutic interventions eg, cardioversion, cardiac catheterization, endoscopy, radiological procedures, minor surgical interventions, reduction of dislocations and fractures, biopsies, dressing of burns, etc in order to relieve apprehension, anxiety, acute stress and to diminish recollections of such procedures. Premedication and Induction of Anesthesia: Allaying anxiety and tension prior to surgical procedures. Excitation: In psychiatry, Valium is used in the treatment of excitation states associated with psychiatric disorders including acute anxiety and panic, as well as in motor unrest and delirium tremens. Anticonvulsant Effect: The treatment of status epilepticus and other convulsive states (including tetanus). Gynecology and Obstetrics: The treatment of eclampsia and for facilitation of labor. Muscle Relaxation: An adjunct for the relief of reflex muscle spasm due to local trauma. It is indicated for combating spasticity arising from damage to spinal and supraspinal interneurons eg, cerebral palsy and paraplegia, as well as in athetosis and stiff-man syndrome.
Severe anxiety,Insomnia associated with anxiety,Premedication before anaesthesia,Adjunct in seizures,Muscle spasms,Alcohol withdrawal syndrome,Sedation in minor surgical and medical procedures.
Indications: Anxiety, tension, muscle spasm, psychosomatic and behaviour disorders, dysmenorrhoea, cerebral palsy, upper motor neuron spasticity.
Sedative for surgical procedures, labour, tetanus, eclampsia.
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