Valium injections contain diazepam as main active ingredient. It belongs to benzodiazepines group of drugs. Valium is used for treatment of anxiety disorders and muscle spasms. It is also used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. It is also used to treat seizures in combination with other medicines. It acts by restoring balance of chemicals in brain. Due to imbalance of these chemicals anxiety and other related disorders occur. Valium is manufactured by Generic pharmaceuticals.

Patients allergic to diazepam or other similar medicines should not use this injection. Patients should consult their medical history with their doctor before taking Valium injection as it could worsen certain medical conditions. Patients suffering from myasthenia gravis, severe liver disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, asthma, severe breathing problem, or sleep apnea should not use this medicine. Other medical conditions such as kidney disease, epilepsy, seizures, history of drug or alcohol addiction, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), mental illness, depression, or suicidal thoughts should also be reported to doctor before going for Valium injection.

Patients should avoid consumption of alcohol, while in use of this medicine as it could increase risk of fatal side effects. Patients should stick to the recommended dosages as its overdose could produce fatal results. Overdose symptoms of this drug are extreme drowsiness, loss of balance or coordination, confusion, limp or weak muscles, or fainting. It could cause addiction too, thus limit its use as prescribed. It should not be given to a child below 6 months. Patients should avoid activities needing mental alacrity, as it causes drowsiness and performing these activities could be dangerous. Patients should undergo regular blood tests to find out the effects of Valium on the patients.

Patients being pregnant, suspecting pregnancy, planning to conceive or breast-feeding should not use it. It could harm the unborn or newborn baby. Patients should use effective methods of contraception, while using this medicine. It could cause low blood pressure, breathing problems, or addiction and withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if taken by a pregnant patient.

Its use could cause severe allergic reactions including swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat, shortness of breath, hives and rashes. Other side effects produced by Valium are hallucinations, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide, unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger, restlessness, irritability, hyperactivity, agitation, aggression, hostility, seizures and feeling like passing out. Some patients may experience tremor, muscle trembling, loss of control on bladder, stopped or decreased urination, tiredness, trouble in remembering things, sensation, drowsiness or dizziness.  It could also cause digestion problems such as      nausea and constipation. It could cause Propylene glycol toxicity in some patients. Drooling or dry mouth, changes in speech or vision and loss of interest in sex could also occur as a side effect of Valium injections.

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