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Created: 2006-10-13 11:55:33.0
Modified: 2010-03-19 13:11:24.0
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Canadian Brand Names
Apo-Diazepam®; Diastat®; Diastat® Rectal Delivery System; Diazemuls®; Novo-Dipam; Valium®
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
How does it work?
• Diazepam works through the brain to relieve pain.
• It calms the brain.
How is it best taken?
• Take this medicine with food.
• A liquid (concentrate, solution) is available if you cannot swallow pills.
• Those who have feeding tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after medicine is given.
• The liquid (concentrate) should be mixed with water, juice, soda, applesauce, or pudding before taking.
• Follow directions given by healthcare provider or read the package insert.
• Do not use more than 5 times in a month or more than once every 5 days.
• Diastat® AcuDial™: Check to make sure proper dose is locked in. Will see green ready band.
• This medicine is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• The injection will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.
• Throw away any unused medicine by flushing down toilet or sink.
Mexican Brand Names
Ifa Fonal; Ortopsique; Sunzepam; Valium
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to diazepam or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, severe liver disease, severe lung disease, or sleep apnea.
• If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
• If you are breast-feeding.
U.S. Brand Names
Diastat®; Diastat® AcuDial™; Diazepam Intensol™; Valium®
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Dry mouth may cause an increase in cavities. Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.