Valium is available as tablets.
Take 2 mg 3 times a day, then increase if necessary to 15–30 mg daily in divided doses.
Take 1 mg 3 times a day, then increase if necessary to 7.5–15 mg daily in divided doses.
For insomnia associated with anxiety,
Take 5–15 mg daily at bedtime.
For alcohol withdrawal syndrome,
Take 5-20mg at once. If necessary, it may be repeated in 2-4 hours. Alternatively, 10mg 3-4 times during the first 24 hours, reducing to 5mg 3-4 times daily as needed.
Reduce to half of the adult dose.
Common side effects of Valium include abnormal dreams, decreased alertness, amnesia, psychosis, sweating, skin rash and muscle pain. Other side effects like coordination problems (Ataxia) and confusion are more commonly seen in elderly. Taking a higher dose can increase the risk of more severe side effects like cardiac failure and respiratory depression.
Common dosing schedule:
Valium can be taken with or without food.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Valium may interact with:
In Hong Kong, Valium is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Valium in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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