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When and How to Take DiazepamSome general considerations for when and how to take this drug include:
- Diazepam comes in tablet, oral liquid, and injectable forms. When used orally, it is usually taken three or four times a day (or sometimes more or less often).
- The drug can be taken with or without food. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- 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 (see Valium Addiction).
Dosing Information for DiazepamThe dose 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.
Drug Interactions With DiazepamDiazepam can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Diazepam).
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Slow reflexes.