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Diazepam, Valium, Stesolid, Seduxen, Bosaurin, Apozepam


Diazepam is a benzodiazepine derivative that has anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative, skeletal muscle relaxant and amnestic properties. It is used for treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and muscle spasms.


benzodiazepine - enhances effect of GABA


agitation, amnesia induction, anxiety, benzodiazepine withdrawal, chloroquine overdose, drug-induced seizures, ethanol withdrawal, muscle spasm, sedation induction, seizure prophylaxis, status epilepticus, tetanus,

Side Effects

anxiety, apnea, ataxia, cardiac arrest, confusion, depression, dizziness, drowsiness, euphoria, fatigue, headache, hypotension, insomnia, interstitial nephritis, mania, nightmares, respiratory depression, restlessness, syncope, tremor, vertigo, withdrawal,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

Grapefruit juice
Grapefruit juice slows the breakdown of several drugs, including benzodiazepines.

Sedative herbs: Kava, Passionflower, Hops, Ashwagandha, Calendula, Catnip, LadyÕs Slipper, Lemon Balm, Sassafras, Skullcap, and Yerba mansa.
Sedative herbs may cause excess sedation when used with antipsychotic agents.

Positive interactions:

Melatonin may help handle withdrawal symptoms from benzodiazepines.




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