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What is Valium?
Valium is a drug of the Benzodiazepine sedative class.
Valium (diazepam) acts on the limbic, thalmic and hypothalmic
regions of the central nervous system to potentiate the
effects of inhibitory neurotransmitters.
Is the difference between Valium and Diazepam?
There is no actual difference between Valium and Diazepam.
Diazepam is the generic form of Valium which is the name
brand manufactured by Roche.
What does Valium look like?
Valium in mainly available in tablets. The 2mg tablet is white,
the 5mg tablet is yellow, and the 10mg tablet is blue.
How is Valium used?
Valium is usually taken orally in tablet form but is also manufactured
in an intravenous form.
When are the effects of Valium general felt?
The effects of Valium are felt within thirty minutes after taking
it orally and one to five minutes after injection.
What side effects may occur with the use and abuse of Valium?
Common side effects of Valium are clumsiness and sleepiness.
Although, some experience abdominal cramps, blurred vision,
dry mouth, racing heartbeat / palpitations, shaking / slurred
speech, urination problems, convulsions, hallucinations, memory
loss, trouble breathing, staggering / trembling, headache or
What are the symptoms of a Valium overdose?
The symptoms of a Valium overdose include coma, confusion, diminished
reflexes and sleepiness.
Is Valium considered addictive?
Yes, Valium is considered addictive. The user builds a tolerance
and feels the need to increase the amount they take to achieve
the same "high". Over a period of time Valium becomes
physically and psychologically addictive.
Once addicted to Valium is there a withdrawal that comes with
Yes, when you the withdrawal symptoms of Valium are similar
to those of other barbiturates and alcohol which included: convulsions,
tremor, abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating.
Consequently, after extended abuse, abrupt discontinuation should
generally be avoided and a gradual dosage tapering schedule
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