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Diazepam rectal

Generic name: diazepam rectal [dye-AZ-e-pam]
Brand names: Diastat AcuDial, Diastat Pediatric
Dosage form: rectal kit (10 mg; 2.5 mg; 20 mg)
Drug classes: benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines

What is Diazepam rectal?

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Diazepam rectal (for application within the rectum) is utilized to treat sporadic increases in seizures (cluster seizures) in patients with epilepsy who are also taking other seizure medications. Diazepam rectal is not recommended for continuous use in order to stop seizures. Diazepam rectal can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Diazepam rectal

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

Diazepam can slur or even slow your breathing, particularly in the event that you've recently consumed 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-colored lips, or if you find it difficult to get up.

Contact your doctor immediately. If the patient receiving diazepam has:

  • New or worsening seizures;
  • Strange changes in behavior or mood
  • Thoughts of suicide or harming yourself
  • Confusion, hallucinations;
  • Sleep problems sleep problems
  • Anxiety and excitement, or feeling anxious.

Drooling or dizziness could be more frequent for older people. Take care to avoid falling or sustaining an injury accidentally.

Common negative side effects of diazepam can include:

  • Drowsiness, dizziness, headache, feeling nervous;
  • Problems with coordination or muscular movement
  • Flushing (sudden redness, warmth, or a tingly sensation);
  • Stomach pain, diarrhea, or
  • Rash.

When you have stopped diazepam use, seek medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms like abnormal muscle movements, being more talkative or active, abrupt and drastic changes in behavior or mood, hallucinations moodseizures, or suicidal ideas or behaviors.

Certain withdrawal symptoms can last for 12 months or more after discontinuing this medication abruptly. Inform your doctor when you experience persistent depression, anxiety, or depressive symptoms; issues with your mental or memory; difficulty sleeping; hearing ringing in your ear or ears; or a burning or prickly sensation or feeling of a crawl under your skin.

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

Warnings

Diazepam can slow down or cease breathing, particularly in the case of recent use of an opioid or alcohol. MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. Make sure the medication is stored in a safe place so that others can't access it. Do not stop taking diazepam without consulting your physician. There is a risk of life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if you abruptly stop taking the medication after long-term usage. Certain withdrawal symptoms can last for a period of 12 months or more.

Get medical assistance immediately. If you stop taking diazepam and experience symptoms such as strange movements of your muscles, becoming more talkative or active, or having sudden and drastic changes in your mood or behavior such as hallucinations, confusion, seizures, or thoughts of suicide, This medication is not intended for all kinds of seizures. As a caretaker, do not give this medication unless you are aware of how to spot the signs of a seizure and be treated with diazepam.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use diazepam rectal if you have an allergy to diazepam (Valium). It is possible that you will not be able to take diazepam rectal if your condition is glaucoma.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • glaucoma;
  • asthma, pneumonia, or any other breathing disorders;
  • kidney or liver disease
  • an addiction to alcohol or drugs or
  • Depression is depression, a mood disorder, or suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

Could harm a baby who is not yet born. Inform your doctor if you are expecting. If you are taking diazepam while pregnant, the baby may be born with withdrawal symptoms that could be life-threatening and could require medical attention for several weeks.

Do not begin or stop medication for seizures during pregnancy without a physician's guidance. Diazepam may harm unborn babies, but having an epileptic seizure during pregnancy can cause harm to both the mother and baby. In the long run, preventing seizures can outweigh these risk factors. Inform your doctor immediately if you find yourself pregnant. It is not recommended to feed your baby while taking diazepam rectal and for a brief period after stopping taking it. Consult your physician about letting you begin breastfeeding again. Not recommended for use by anyone less than two years old.

How to take Diazepam rectal?

Follow the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Do not take diazepam in greater quantities or for a longer period than the prescribed Talk to your doctor if you notice an increase in your desire to take more of this medication.

Do not share this medication with anyone else, particularly one who has an addiction history. In the wrong hands, it could lead to addiction, overdose, or death. Place the medicine in a location away from the reach of others who might need it. Giving away or selling this medication is against the law.

Diazepam rectal is typically administered by a health care professional to a person suffering from seizures. Make sure that a responsible household member is aware of where the medication is located and how to administer it to you. Diazepam rectal should not be used inappropriately for all types of seizures. Do not administer this medicine unless you understand how to recognize the signs of a seizure and how it must be treated using diazepam rectal. When you administer diazepam to someone else, remain with the patient for at least four hours. Be aware of any changes in breathing or other effects.

Get emergency medical help if:

  • The seizures have not been stopped in 15 minutes.
  • The seizure is distinct from the normal seizures that people experience.
  • The seizures are closer and more intense than the individual's normal seizures.
  • If the person is suffering from breathing difficulties, blue or pale-colored skin, or other health issues,

Diazepam dosages are determined by weight (especially for adolescents and children). Your dose needs may change if you gain or lose weight. Take all medications for seizures as directed, and make sure you read the medication guide you received. Don't stop taking diazepam before consulting with your doctor. There is a possibility of having more seizures or potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop using the medication after long-term usage. Consult your doctor if the medicine isn't working to treat seizures.

Don't use diazepam in the rectal long-term for daily use to avoid seizures or to prevent seizures from becoming more frequent or worse. It is not recommended to take this medication more than five times within one month or to cure more than one episode every five days.

Keep it at room temperature, free of heat, moisture, and light. Place your medication in a location that is secure and where nobody can access it incorrectly. After administering a dose of diazepam, rectal empty the syringe in a toilet and flush it, or put it in a sink to flush it in the drain. Don't use the same syringe again. Dispose of it in a place where pets and children cannot reach it.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Diazepam rectal can be used if it is required. If you're on a schedule for dosing, take a break from any dose missed. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately, make a call to emergency medical attention, or call the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222. Diazepam is a poison that could be fatal when taken along with alcohol, opioid medication, or any other drug that can result in drowsiness or a slowing of breathing.

The symptoms of an overdose can include confusion, drowsiness, muscle weakness, or loss of consciousness.

What should be avoided?

Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects may be experienced.

Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects diazepam can have on you. Drowsiness or dizziness can lead to accidents, falls, or serious injuries.

Interaction with other drugs

Utilizing diazepam along with other medications that make you sleepy or slow your breathing could result in dangerous negative side effects or even death. Ask your doctor prior to using opioids, a sleeping pill, a muscle relaxer, or medication to treat seizures or anxiety.

Other medications may interact with diazepam. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your physician about any other medications you are taking.

 

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