Diazepam | Diazepam Dosage for Sleep | How does Diazepam work?
Diazepam is a pharmaceutical drug used for
· The treatment of seizures
· Mind stress after sudden Alcohol withdrawal
· Used as an anesthesia before performing any medical procedure
· The treatment of muscle spasms.
· Calming the brain and the nerves
· Induction of a relaxed state
· The Treatment of panic attacks
· The prevention of restlessness state of the mind
· To cure muscle cramps
· To treat insomnia
· The treatment of tetanus
The class of drugs, to which diazepam belongs, is known as benzodiazepines, this family is typically responsible for producing calming effect by acting on brain and nerves.
How to use it:
Your pharmacist is the best guide about the usage of a drug, he knows best about your condition still if you want to have an idea by yourself there is always a Medication Guide provided with each medicine, consult that.
Diazepam can only be taken orally before or after the meal as directed by your doctor. In case of liquid form of diazepam dosage of the medicine should be measured very carefully with a special spoon. Household spoons do not give a precise idea of amount of dosage.
Diazepam also comes in the form of concentrated solution, in this case, mix the measured dose with a small amount of liquid or soft food (such as pudding) using a medicine dropper. Take all the mixed solution right away. Storing it for later use is of no use rather harmful.
You should follow your doctor’s direction carefully about the dosage because that dosage is prescribed according to your condition, age and your body’s response to treatment. It can be damaging to increase the dose or the frequency of usage or the period of medicine taking, in hope of hurried response, rather it can increase the risk of side effects. Stop the medication whenever directed by our doctor.
While using diazepam eating grapefruit or drinking its juice can increase the risk of side effects. You may consult your doctor or pharmacist who can better guide you if you can eat grapefruit or not while being medicated with diazepam.
Frequency of dosage:
Take the medication regularly as prescribed by your doctor and take the medication at the same time of the day daily to help you remember better.
The only major side effect is the addiction of the medicine if the patient is using the elevated amount of medicine as compared to the prescribed amount by the doctor.