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Diazepam (injection)

Generic name: diazepam (injection) [dye-AZ-e-pam]
Names of brands: Valium, Zetran injection
Dosage form: injectable solution (5 mg/mL)
Drug classes: benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines

What is Diazepam?

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) that is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Diazepam injections are also used to treat seizures. emergency known as status epilepticus. Diazepam injections can be employed as a sedative in order to relax you prior to going through an operation or any other procedure. Diazepam is also used for reasons not mentioned in this guide to medication.

Side effects of Diazepam

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergy, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and throat,

Diazepam may slow or cease breathing, particularly when you've recently taken an opioid drug or alcohol. Someone who is caring for you needs to seek urgent medical treatment if you suffer from prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing, blue lips, or if it is difficult to get up.

Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Extreme sleepiness;
  • Strange ideas or
  • Feeling lightheaded, like you're going to faint.

Common negative side effects of diazepam can be:

  • Drowsiness;
  • Fatigued feeling;
  • Weakness in the muscles muscle weakness
  • Difficulties with balance or movement.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Discuss with your doctor all the medications you currently take as well as any new medications you decide to start or stop taking. Diazepam can reduce or stop breathing, especially if you've recently used an opioid and/or alcohol.

If you take diazepam in an emergency situation, make sure that any doctor who follows up knows you took diazepam.

Prior to Using this drug

It is not recommended to treat with diazepam if sensitive to it. It is possible that you will not be able to receive diazepam injections in the event of glaucoma.

If it's possible to do so in an emergency situation, inform your medical professional whether you've had any of the following:

  • Glaucoma;
  • Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive lung disorder (copd), or any other breathing issues;
  • The kidneys or liver illness;
  • Depression, depression, or suicidal ideas or behavior;
  • Coronary disease or
  • If you've recently taken alcohol, tranquilizers, sedatives, or opioid drugs,

Diazepam could harm a baby who is not yet born and therefore should not be used during pregnancy. But status epilepticus can be an extremely dangerous condition, and the benefits of taking this medication to treat it could outweigh the risk for the baby's unborn. Inform your doctor if you are expecting. Consult your doctor to determine whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking this medicine. If you are able to do so during an emergency, inform your medical professionals if you are nursing or pregnant.

How to take diazepam injection?

Diazepam can be injected into the muscle or vein. A healthcare professional will administer this injection. Diazepam injections are intended for use in short-term situations only. Diazepam injections are usually administered in a single dose prior to a surgical or medical operation. For other ailments, diazepam is generally administered until you can use the medicine through the mouth.

If injected into a vein, diazepam needs to be administered slowly. Inform your medical professional if you experience any pain or burning sensation after injecting diazepam. Your blood pressure, breathing levels, oxygen levels, and other vital indicators will be closely monitored during the time you undergo surgery. Diazepam can cause you to be dizzy, drowsy, or light-headed. It may be difficult to get out of bed for at least the first couple of hours. Dizziness or drowsiness can be more frequent for older people. Be careful to stay away from falls or sustaining an injury accidentally.

What happens if I miss the dose?

In a medical environment, you will never skip the dose.

What happens if I overdose?

In a medical environment, the overdose is taken care of quickly.

What should be avoided?

Don't drink alcohol immediately following a diazepam infusion. Dangerous side effects or even death may occur. Diazepam injections can cause severe drowsiness, which may persist for several hours after you've taken the medication. Avoid driving or dangerous activities until you are aware of how diazepam affects you. Drowsiness or dizziness could cause accidents, falls, or serious injuries.

Interaction with other drugs

After you have been treated with this medication, using other medications that cause you to sleep or cause breathing to slow down could result in dangerous negative side effects. Ask your doctor prior to using any opioid medications, such as a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication for anxiety or seizures.

Inform your doctor about all other medicines you take, particularly:

  • Other benzodiazepines (alprazolam or lorazepam, Valium, Xanax, Versed, Klonopin, and others);
  • Medication to treat mental illness
  • An MAO inhibitor—isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, tranylcypromine, and others.

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications can affect diazepam. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are listed here.