What is Valium?Valium is the brand name for the drug called (diazepam), which comes under the group of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is commonly used as a tranquilizer to calm muscles and alleviate anxiety. It affects the chemicals in the brain that may cause anxiety and disarray. Valium can also be used for alcohol withdrawal or to relax muscle spasms. Sometimes it is used to treat seizures along with other medicines. It is also used for surgical procedures to cause amnesia. Valium is also a drug for sleeping difficulties, to relax muscles and cure anxiety disorders. It can also be provided to children under the condition called night terrors (a sleeping disorder). It can also be used for cats and dogs as a short-term sedative and anxiety disorder. It can also be used for treatment of seizures in both cats and dogs.Dr. Leo Sternbach of Hoffmann-La Roche was the inventor of the benzodiazepine drugs; his first invention was Librium (chlordiazepoxide) which was approved in 1960. His second invention was Valium (diazepam). It started it production in 1963; it is a better version of Librium. It quickly became popular, it was produced under the company Roche but soon other joined in production. Diazepam is one the most popular drugs in history of America with peak sales of 2.3 billion tablets in 1978. Popularity of Valium is because of its minor side effects and its effectiveness. Valium is now also used for certain type's epilepsy and spastic activity.Valium comes in three types of doses 2 mg, 5 mg or 10 mg of diazepam. It also has some other ingredients in it, such as corn starch, anhydrous lactose, calcium stearate and pregelatinized starch. It has different amount of dyes in it depending on its tablets; However 2 mg contains no dyes. Valium consists of 7-chloro-1, 1-methyl-3-dihydro -2H-1-5-phenyl, 4-benzodiazepin-2-one. Its appears in three colors, 2mg appearing in white color, 5mg is colorless to yellow light substance and 10 mg color is blue.. Valium (diazepam) consists of active metabolites known as desmethyldiazepam, temazepam and oxazepam.GABA (gamma amino butyric acids) is the most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. It speed things up in the brain but when things are going to fast it also slows it down. It depends on your own DNA, how much GABA a person has but if there is low level of GABA in your brain, it may keep increasing the speed of your neurons that it may cause anxiety disorder. Therefore Valium comes in work to help your brain to calm and relieve anxiety because valium increases the inhibitory process in the cerebral cortex.Valium is marketed all over the world and it is manufactured by 500 different brands. It can be provided in oral, inject able, inhalation and rectal forms. Valium acts by enhancing the activity of gamma amino butyric acids and also on glutamate decarboxylase activity. It has anticonvulsant properties which causes no side effects on GABA. However it may have a little effect on gamma-amino butyric acid transaminase activity. Valium is advised to be avoided with alcohol or sedative medicines as it can cause disruptions. Valium is commonly prescribed orally because it absorbs and effects quickly.Consult your doctor if you have any kind of respiratory problems, severe liver or kidney disease, seizures, depression, mental illness or alcohol addiction in the past, as it can cause side effects to your body. Valium cannot be taken with alcoholic drinks, as it can increase the outcome of alcohol in you body. However valium does contain some minor side effects but prolong over use of the drug can cause more serious side effects. Research has shown it can cause serious problems of addiction and can be fatal if it is overdosed along with alcohol.
Take Valium exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Taking Valium with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Ask your doctor before taking Valium with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
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