✔️Trade name – Valium, Vanzepam
✔️Pregnancy category – it has evidence of human fetal risk
✔️Dependency liability – High
✔️Addiction liability – Moderate
✔️Legal status – schedule IV drug
✔️Administration routes – mouth, intramuscular, intravenous, nasal spray
✔️Excretion – kidney
✔️The onset of action – 15-30 minutes
✔️Duration of action – 6 hours
Diazepam was first introduced in 1959. After launch, it becomes one of the most prescribed medicine in 1963 according to its use. It becomes a popular drug in the US between 1968 to 1982. According to the 2017 report, it was the 135th most prescribed medicine in the US.
Diazepam is a multipurpose medicine used for various purposes. Diazepam is used as a sedative before surgery. Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, muscle spasm, insomnia, etc. Diazepam is also used for acute alcohol withdrawal. Diazepam is sometimes used to treat symptoms of seizure also. Diazepam belongs to the family of drugs called benzodiazepines which help in producing calming effects. Diazepam sometimes used to cause memory loss during some medical processes. In 2020, Diazepam is approved in the US as a nasal spray to treat seizures activity in people. Diazepam has a low toxic effect when it is used in excess amount but one should use Diazepam according to their health condition, symptoms, body weight, and any other complication a person has. In this way say that diazepam is a multi-purpose drug used worldwide.