What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Diastat?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
  • Glaucoma
  • A history of drug or alcohol abuse 
  • Depression
  • Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Diastat Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Coma
  • Slow reflexes.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Diastat Overdose for more information.)


Diastat is available in the following strengths:
  • Diastat 2.5 mg syringes
  • Diastat AcuDial 10 mg syringes, which can be set to deliver 5 mg, 7.5 mg, or 10 mg
  • Diastat AcuDial 20 mg syringes, which can be set to deliver 10 mg, 12.5 mg, or 20 mg.
The Diastat AcuDial 20 mg syringe comes with a rectal tip that is too large for most children.
Diastat AcuDial syringes must be set by your pharmacist to the correct dose. Do not leave the pharmacy without making sure that the correct dose has been set.
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