Uses For Valium
Valium, also called diazepam, is used to treat different forms of anxiety, muscle spasms, restless leg syndrome, seizures, alcohol withdrawal and insomnia. Valium is classified as a benzodiazepine drug that is described by sedative, anxiotlytic, and amnestic properties that stabilize the patient. Many times Valium is used to ease away anxiety and in some procedures used to induce amnesia.
Dr. Leo Sternbach in New Jersey first introduced Valium after creating Librium, which is another type of benzodiazepine. Valium was released as an improvised version of Librium and was extremely successful due to the fact that it was 2.5 times more potent than Librium. Doctors realized the wide therapeutic index this drug had and how much more effective it was for their treatments which quickly helped its popularity spread.
Valium is often given to patients withdrawing from alcohol to reduce the risk of seizures that are commonly associated with alcohol withdrawal. These seizures can often become so severe that patients were previously in risk of their life from these seizures before the introduction of medication such as Valium. Valium sedates the patient and reduces the risk of seizures. It often causes severe drowsiness, which leads to the patient sleeping through the alcohol withdrawal. One of the main benefits of taking Valium is the rapid onset of the medication when being used for acute seizures, panic attacks, or withdrawals. Because seizures are a very scary and dangerous part of alcohol detox we provide certain patients with Valium to calm these seizures and help them have an easier withdrawal process.
All drugs prescribed during detox are determined by our medical staff upon admission and after a comprehensive medical examination.