What is Diazepam and what is it used for?

Coming from the benzodiazepines group of medicines, Diazepam is an effective medicine for multiple symptoms. It increases the production and level of gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA. GABA is a calming chemical in the brain, and its increased level keeps you calm during various medical conditions.

It works effectively to treat muscle spasms, anxiety and fits or seizures of many types. Patients taking treatments for alcohol withdrawal can also consume it to sleep peacefully and avoid excessive sweating. These two symptoms are most common among people who are receiving medical treatment to quit alcohol, so; Diazepam is a popular medicine among them. Patients who are under treatment for withdrawal of any drug may find it difficult to sleep. This sleeplessness often hinders the treatment by worsening anxiety, and Diazepam manages them effectively by inducing sleep.

The most common use of Diazepam is to calm anxieties triggered by various reasons. It is administered as pre-med also. Doctors recommend it among patients with anxiety attacks before surgery, dental treatment or any painful medical procedure.


Diazepam is available in liquid or tablet for oral use or as an injection. You may find it in a rectal tube to be administered through the anus as well. 

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