Safety precautions before the use of Diazepam (Valium) 10mg
Diazepam should always be used under the guidance of a certified physician. Valium 10mg is not prescribed, if you:
- Aare suffering or have been a patient of myasthenia gravis
- Are pregnant, planning for a child or a lactating mother
- Suffer from depression, acute mental illness, sleep apnea syndrome, breathing problems, cerebrovascular problems or a personality disorder
- Are allergic to valium or any of its components
- Are suffering from complications of heart, liver, kidney or lung.
Usage guidelines of Diazepam (Valium) 10 mg
Diazepam should never be chewed or crushed with your teeth. It should always be swallowed with a glass of water before bed time. Recommended dosage of Valium usually ranges from a 2 mg pill to a maximum of 10 mg, depending upon your health condition and your daily requirement. The dosage is usually smaller for an elderly patient or for a patient of adverse medical background. In case you miss a dose, never consume a double dose the next time.
Side effects of Diazepam (Valium)10 mg
Blurred vision, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, weakness, dry mouth, loss of balance, fainting, swellings, itching, sore throat and changes in appetite are some of the common side effects of Valium. Adverse side effects include depression, behavioral problems, memory loss, confusion, risk- taking behavior, suicidal thoughts, lower sex libido and muscle spasms. This medicine should not be consumed before any activity which requires high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery. If you experience adverse side effects, it is advisable to get in touch with your doctor.