Thursday, July 02, 2009

What Are The Effects of Diazepam

The drug was considered a far more advanced benzodiazepine than its predecessor chlordiazepoxide.

Diazepam has a broad spectrum of indications (most of which are off-label), including:
• Treatment of agitation, anxiety and Insomnia
• Treatment of various forms of epilepsy
• Treatment of neuro-vegetative symptoms associated with vertigo
• Treatment of the symptoms of alcohol, opiate and benzodiazepine withdrawal
• Short-term treatment of Insomnia
• Treatment of tetanus, together with other effects and measures of intensive-treatment
• Adjunctive treatment of painful muscle condition
• Adjunctive treatment of spastic muscular paresis caused by cerebral or spinal cord
• Palliative treatment of Stiff Person Syndrome
• Pre-/postoperative sedation, (e.g., before endoscopic or surgical procedures)
• Treatment of over dosage with hallucinogens or CNS stimulants
• Used in the treatment for irritable bowel syndrome
• Used to treat pain resulting from muscle spasms