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Diazepam (Valium®) is a drug that may be prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, and seizures. Currently, both brand-name and generic versions of the drug are licensed for sale. Diazepam works by enhancing the effects of a naturally-calming brain chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Diazepam may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends.
While most people tolerate the medication well, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects of diazepam include drowsiness, fatigue, and coordination problems. A few of the conditions that you should let your healthcare provider know about before you take diazepam include liver disease, kidney disease, and any allergies you may have (such as allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives). Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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