Drug Information

Generic Name:

Diazepam

Pronunciation:

dye-AZ-eh-pam

Product Name:

Valium

Category:

Sedative & Amnesic Drugs

How is it given?:

by mouth (PO), intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM) (rarely)

Uses:

Relief of anxiety, ICU sedation, conscious sedation for ICU procedures, pre-operative sedation, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, relief of acute musculoskeletal pain, treatment of seizures, chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting

Comment:

Diazepam may be given as a tablet by mouth, or by intravenous or intramuscular injection. It is longer acting that midazolam.

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