- Valium "VAL-ee-um"
What can it be used for?
If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe diazepam for you as a licensed medicine for anxiety or sleep loss (insomnia), or to help people who are giving up alcohol, or to relax people before an operation like dental surgery
If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you
Ways to take and what's in it?
2mg, 5mg or 10mg tablets
2mg in 5ml or 5mg in 5ml
10mg in 2ml
Diazepam can be used for a number of conditions,
It can help to increase the levels of the chemical GABA in your brain
If you have any thoughts of suicide, or of other ways of hurting yourself, go straight to a hospital with your tablets. This may be a side-effect, and you need urgent help.
Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility