Diazepam belongs to a class of medicines known as Benzodiazepine. Diazepam is categorized by hypnotic, anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant, and sedative properties. The activities of GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) are enhanced by Diazepam, by binding itself to GABA receptors, which are located in the hypothalamus and the limbic system.
Thereby, increasing the opening of chloride channel opening leading to the follow of chloride ions in the nerve cells. This, on the other hand, leads to a decreased level of neuronal excitability and hyperpolarization of membrane.
Molecular Formula: C16H13ClN2O
IUPAC Name: 7-chloro-1-methyl-5-phenyl-3H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one
Color/Form: Colorless to light yellow crystals
Trade Names: Diastat, Valium, Diazepam Intelsol and Diastat Acudial.
Diazepam is prescribed by medical practitioners for:
- Treating patients suffering from alcohol withdrawal symptoms,
- Relieving patients from anxiety conditions,
- Treating muscle spasms in patients and
- To cure abnormal electrical activity inside the patients’ brain.
Refrain from using this medicine if you are allergic to any similar drugs like Xanax, Klonopin, and others like these, including this medicine. Also do not consume this medicine if you have severe liver disease, myasthenia gravis, any severe breathing problems, sleep apnea, or narrow-angle glaucoma.
Diazepam is a Schedule IV drug. This means that its misuse or careless administration may lead to Overdose, Addiction, or Death ( in the worst case), especially in pediatrics and the people who buy diazepam online and take it without any proper prescription.
Lethal side effects may occur if this drug is administered with alcohol, opioids, or any other medication that may slow your breathing or cause drowsiness.
Never give this medicine to a child younger than six months old.
Side effects of Diazepam:
It is advisable to know all the Diazepam side effects that may occur after administering this medication when you buy Diazepam online or buy it from your local pharmacies. We have listed common Diazepam side effects below:
- Dry mouth or excessive saliva
- Inability to control muscle movements (ataxia)
- Muscle weakness
- Trouble sleeping
- Depressed feelings, thoughts of hurting yourself or suicide.
- Tiredness or fatigue
These side effects may go away in a couple of days usually, but if they don’t get in touch with your health service provider right away.
What Shall I do if I miss a dose?
If you have forgotten to take a dose of this medicine, you can take it as soon as you recollect it. The only thing you should remember is, if it is already time to take another dose, then take only one dose. This means that you should never take two doses of this medicine at a time.
What Shall I do if I overdose?
Rush to the nearest medical assistance provider in case you know that you have taken an overdose of Diazepam.
The symptoms of an overdose of this drug are:
- Blue or pale lips, skin, or fingernails
- Muscle pain
- Lack of Coordination
- Fast, slow, irregular and shallow breathing
- Feeling of slugginess