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Various Medical uses of Valium
valium 5mg is an important prescription drug used for treating various psychiatric conditions including
anxiety, panic attack, sleeplessness and alcohol withdrawal symptoms all over the world by millions of
patients. This drug is also used as a premedication prior to some important medical procedures to
induce sedations or amnesia. A patient about to undergo endoscopy is administered with the drug to
lessen the pre-surgical anxiety suffered by him or her.
There are several versions of the drug available for treatment and that include lorazepam which is
essentially administered for status epilepticus in the first line treatment. It is administered intravenous
to get the best result and is very effective in terminating anticonvulsant effects that are prolonged and
seizures. However, this is not for long term treatment and because lorazepam tolerance is developed
within six months and it becomes useless after that.
This drug originally known as Diazepam is mercurial in treating emergencies such as eclampsia where
blood pressure controlling measures and IV magnesium sulfate have failed. It does not have any effect
as a pain killer hence should be avoided for individuals suffering from pain. But the drug is effective in
alleviating pain in cases of muscle spasms due to its muscle-relaxant properties and also in different
kinds of dystonias such as blepharospasm.
However, tolerance for the drug is sometime developed for the muscle relaxant effects and some other
alternative of from the drug’s family is used in place. The anticonvulsant effects related to the drug
helps in treating seizures engineered by a drug overdose or chemical toxicity. The cases would include
toxicity city inherited from exposure to organophosphate poisons such as Sarin, Soman or VX and
It is also used in cases involving children suffering from seizures triggered by high fever and also children
under the age of five years. It is however not advised to use it as a long-term drug for treating epilepsy.
The drug has a broad use and they would include anxiety, agitation, panic attacks and neurovegetative
caused by Vertigo. It is a great for treating withdrawal symptoms of alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine
withdrawal and opiate withdrawal. One can easily diazepam 5mg to use for the above conditions,
however the dosage of the drug should be determined by individual’s need based on the condition for
which the patient is treated. Severity of the condition, body weight and any other medical condition the
patient might be suffering from are parameters to be considered while prescribing the dosage.