Valium is a drug which belongs to benzodiazepine family and affects the chemicals present inside the brain which may be causing anxiety in the person. When these chemicals become unbalanced the person starts to feel anxiety and many other types of situations. Xanax and Temazepam are the two drugs which are very similar to Valium. All these three drugs which are mentioned above belong to benzodiazepine family. Valium is used to treat anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal and in many other cases. This drug makes its effect on the brain nerves and makes the person feel calm and relaxed.
Usage of Valium
Valium is a drug which can only be prescribed by the doctor itself. You can ask about the directions of usage from the doctor and take the drug as told by him. You can also follow the direction of usage which is printed on the label of the drug. You can ingest the medication directly from the mouth with or without taking any kind of food at the same time. This drug is made available in solid form as well as in liquid form. Solid form comprises of tablets that you can take. Tablets are made available in fixed sizes and amount. You need not to worry about the quantity of the drug that you are taking. But with liquid form, you got to take some precautions while taking the dose. If you are using this drug in liquid state, then it is important to keep the amount of medication fixed. You can prefer to use a measuring device.
Side effects of Valium
Extra dosage of Valium can cause following side effects such as:
- Shakiness in the body and unsteady walk.
- Unsteadiness, trembling, losing muscles control and coordination with the body parts.
- Confusion, hallucinations, unusual behavior and thoughts.
- Hyperactivity, aggression, agitation and hostility.
If any of these situations happen with you, then seek any doctor’s or emergency help.