valium 10mg generic diazepam
The recommended dose of diazepam for adults ranges from 2 mg to 10 mg, taken 2 to 4 times daily
What is Valium
Diazepam (Valium) belongs to the class of medications called benzodiazepines. It is used for the short-term relief of symptoms of mild to moderate anxiety or alcohol withdrawal (such as agitation). It is also used for the reduction of muscle spasms. It works by slowing down the nerves in the brain (i.e., central nervous system).
How to take
The recommended dose of diazepam for adults ranges from 2 mg to 10 mg, taken 2 to 4 times daily. For children older than 6 months, the initial dose usually ranges from 1 mg to 2.5 mg, taken 3 or 4 times daily. It is important that the dose be individualized to your specific needs to avoid excessive sedation or motor impairment.
Diazepam is normally used for a short period of time or as required. It may be habit-forming when taken for long periods of time. If you have been using this medication regularly for a long period of time (i.e., more than 1 month), do not stop using the medication without speaking with your doctor. To avoid withdrawal effects, a gradual reduction in dose is usually recommended when stopping this medication.