Diazepam Safety

Although most people have no problems with diazepam (Valium®), this medication is not safe for everyone. Before starting treatment, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking (including nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements).
For instance, you may not be able to take diazepam safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, depression, or kidney disease.
Other diazepam safety precautions apply to people with certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives) and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, this medication can cause certain side effects. Some of the most commonly reported problems include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Fatigue
  • Coordination problems.
(Click Diazepam Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings with Diazepam for a closer look at other safety concerns with diazepam, including information on what to tell your healthcare provider before beginning treatment and potentially serious side effects that may require prompt medical care.)
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