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The prescription drug Diazepam (Valium®) is used for treating a wide variety of conditions, including alcohol withdrawal, anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures. It comes in the form of tablets, liquid solution, and injections. Diazepam tablets are available in three different strengths, including:
  • Diazepam 2 mg tablets
  • Diazepam 5 mg tablets
  • Diazepam 10 mg tablets.
People experiencing alcohol withdrawal typically start with 10 mg diazepam tablets (one tablet, three or four times during the first 24 hours). After the first day, the dose is usually lowered to 5 mg three to four times daily as needed. Usually, you will not be on this medication long-term; instead, it is taken just long enough to help your body deal with the initial symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
The recommended diazepam dosage for treating anxiety or controlling seizures is 2 mg to 10 mg two to four times daily, depending on the severity of your symptoms. For the treatment of seizures, diazepam should only be used with other seizure medications.
For the treatment of muscle spasms, the standard recommended dose of diazepam is 2 mg to 10 mg three or four times daily.
(Click Diazepam Dosing to learn about dosing for children, to find out what your healthcare provider may consider before making a recommendation in your situation, and for information on what you should be aware of before taking this drug.)
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