What is diazepam?
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with certain conditions.
Diazepam injection is used to treat anxiety disorders,alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Diazepam injection is also used to treat a seizure emergency called status epilepticus.
Diazepam injection is sometimes used as a sedative to help you relax before having surgery or other medical procedure.
Diazepam may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not receive diazepam if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, or untreated open-angle glaucoma.
Using diazepam with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects. Tell your doctor if you regularly use a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, orseizures.
Do not drink alcohol shortly after receiving diazepam injection. Dangerous side effects or death could occur.