Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine that is taken to treat anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Valium is a generic medication.
Side Effects of Valium
The following are some of the most common side effects of Valium:
- sense of whirling,
- loss of balance,
- difficulties with remembering,
- muscle frailty
- parched mouth,
- speech that is slurred,
- double or hazy eyesight,
- rash on the skin,
- Reduced sexual interest.
The average oral dose of Valium is 2-10 mg used 2-4 times day.
Alcohol, barbiturates, and narcotics, as well as cimetidine (Tagamet), ketoconazole (Nizoral), omeprazole (Prilosec), fluvoxamine (Luvox), and fluoxetine, all have drug interactions with Valium (Prozac).
Valium During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Valium usage during pregnancy has been linked to deleterious effects on the fetus, and because it is excreted in breast milk, it should be avoided during breastfeeding. When Valium is abruptly removed following prolonged use, seizures, sleeplessness, migraines, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, perspiration, anxiety, and exhaustion may occur.