Most people with anxiety are recommended to take a diazepam dosage of 2 mg to 10 mg two to four times daily. For the treatment of alcohol withdrawal, diazepam dosing usually starts at 10 mg three or four times during the first 24 hours. Besides the condition being treated, a few of the factors that can affect the diazepam dose your healthcare provider prescribes include your age, other drugs you may be taking, and other medical conditions you may have.
An Introduction to Diazepam DosingThe dose of diazepam (Valium®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- The medical condition being treated
- Your age
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your diazepam dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Diazepam Dosing for Alcohol Withdrawal
For most people experiencing alcohol withdrawal, diazepam dosing starts at diazepam 10 mg three or four times during the first 24 hours. After the first day, the dose is usually lowered to diazepam 5 mg three to four times daily as needed. Usually, you will not be on diazepam long-term; instead, it is taken just long enough to help your body deal with the initial symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
Diazepam Dosing for Anxiety
The recommended diazepam dose for anxiety treatment is diazepam 2 mg to 10 mg two to four times daily, depending on the severity of your symptoms.
Diazepam Dosing for Muscle Spasms
The recommended dose of diazepam for treating muscle spasms is diazepam 2 mg to 10 mg three or four times daily.
Diazepam Dosing for Seizures
The recommended diazepam dose for controlling seizures is diazepam 2 mg to 10 mg two to four times daily. Diazepam is intended to be used along with other seizure medications.