Valium (Diazepam) Overview

What is Valium?

Valium is a drug used to manage anxiety disorders. Valium is also used to relieve the symptoms of anxiety in the short-term. Valium is an anxiolytic. Valium may also be useful for relieving the symptoms of acute agitation, tremor, hallucinosis (presence of hallucinations without any other impairment of consciousness), or impending or acute delirium tremens (such as with severe alcohol withdrawal).

Valium is also a useful aid to relieving skeletal muscle spasms e.g. from inflammation of the muscles or joint, or secondary to trauma. Valium can also aid in helping the spasticity that is caused by upper motor neuron disorders e.g. cerebral palsy and paraplegia. Valium is also a useful aid in treating athetosis, and stiff-man syndrome. Oral Valium may be used as an aid to other drugs for treating convulsive disorders, although it is not effective on its own as a treatment for convulsive disorders.

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What diseases and conditions are treated by Valium?

Some of the conditions and diseases that may be treated by Valium include:

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