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Diazepam 10mg Medicines are used to treat, control or prevent a condition. Some medicines will give you immediate relief from your symptoms while others take much longer to work.

What is Diazepam?

Medicines are used to treat, control or prevent a condition. Some medicines will give you immediate relief from your symptoms while others take much longer to work.

Diazepam has been prescribed for your current medical problems and should not be used for other medical problems. Do not share your medicine with other people as it may not be suitable for them and could cause them harm. In the same way, you should not use medicines that belong to other people.

The pharmacy label on your medicine tells you how much medicine you should take. It also tells you how often to take your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should take. Depending on your response to the medicine, how the medicine works and the goals of your treatment, your prescriber may vary your dose. You should not change the dose of your medicine unless you are told to do so by your prescriber.

Diazepam belongs to a class of medicines called benzodiazepines. Diazepam is a medicine which helps to control feelings of anxiety. It makes people feel less agitated and less tense. It also acts as a sedative and an anticonvulsant. It can help relieve to muscle spasm. Diazepam should only be used for the shortest period of time possible. Otherwise Diazepam can cause tolerance, dependence and even withdrawal symptoms in some people. The effects of Diazepam may last for a few hours or even days after you stop having it.

If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber.


Diazepam is NOT Suitable for

Diazepam is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.

Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:

  • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
    • are debilitated
    • are elderly
    • have a personality disorder
    • have anxiety with depression
    • have depression
    • have had a recent loss or bereavement
    • have kidney problems
    • have liver problems
    • have lung problems
    • have myasthenia gravis
    • have obsessional disorders
    • have phobias
    • have porphyria
    • have psychosis

    Over time it is possible that Diazepam can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Diazepam has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediately.


Diazepam and Pregnancy

A medicine is only made available to the public if the clinical trials have shown that the benefits of taking the medicine outweigh the risks.

Once a medicine has been licensed, information on the medicine s effects, both intended and unintended, is continuously recorded and updated.

Some side-effects may be serious while others may only be a mild inconvenience.

Everyone s reaction to a medicine is different. It is difficult to predict which side-effects you will have from taking a particular medicine, or whether you will have any side-effects at all. The important thing is to tell your prescriber or pharmacist if you are having problems with your medicine.

Isolated reports

  • blood and bone marrow problems
  • jaundice

The frequency of these side-effects is unknown

  • injection site problems such as a rash, thrombophlebitis or pain
  • physiological problems
  • withdrawal symptoms including depression
  • aggressive behaviour
  • anaphylactic reactions
  • changes in libido
  • confusion
  • coordination problems
  • drowsiness
  • eye or eyesight problems
  • falls
  • gastrointestinal problems
  • headaches
  • lowered blood pressure
  • memory problems
  • precipitation of suicide
  • psychological problems
  • sedation
  • unsteady movement
  • urinary retention
  • urticaria
  • vertigo

If you feel unwell or if you have concerns about a side-effect, you will need to seek advice. If you feel very ill, get medical help straight away. Contact your prescriber, pharmacist, nurse or call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

Diazepam Side Effects 

Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.

In the case of Diazepam:

  • you should only have this medicine during pregnancy if your doctor thinks that you need it
  • if you could become pregnant while having Diazepam, you must use effective contraception or abstain from penetrative sex. You must contact your prescriber if you become pregnant, or think you have become pregnant, while having Diazepam
  • if you repeatedly have this medicine during the late stages of pregnancy your baby may come to be physically dependent on Diazepam. This may lead to your baby having withdrawal symptoms from Diazepam after birth

You need to discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor to weigh up the overall risks and benefits of taking this medicine. You and your doctor can make a decision about whether you are going to take this medicine during pregnancy.

If the decision is that you should not have Diazepam, then you should discuss whether there is an alternative medicine that you could take during pregnancy.


Driving and Machinery

When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.

In the case of Diazepam:

  • this medicine could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery

You should see how this medicine affects you before you judge whether you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt about whether you should drive or operate machinery, talk to your prescriber.


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