Diazepam Solution official prescribing information for healthcare professionals. The 25 mg per 5 mL (5 mg/mL) IntensolTM Oral Solution (Concentrate).
There have also been reports that the metabolic elimination of phenytoin is decreased by diazepam.
If diazepam is to be combined with other psychotropic agents or anticonvulsant drugs, careful consideration should be given to the pharmacology of the agents to be employed - particularly with known compounds which may potentiate the action of diazepam such as phenothiazines, narcotics, barbiturates, MAO inhibitors and other antidepressants (see Drug Interactions).
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The usual precautions are indicated for severely depressed patients or those in whom there is any evidence of latent depression or anxiety associated with depression, particularly the recognition that suicidal tendencies may be present and protective measures may be necessary.
Since diazepam has a central nervous system depressant effect, patients should be advised against the simultaneous ingestion of alcohol and other CNS-depressant drugs during diazepam therapy.
Oral diazepam may be used adjunctively in convulsive disorders, although it has not proved useful as the sole therapy.
In general, the use of diazepam in women of childbearing potential, and more specifically during known pregnancy, should be considered only when the clinical situation warrants the risk to the fetus.
The 25 mg per 5 mL (5 mg/mL) Intensol Oral Solution (Concentrate) contains alcohol, D&C Yellow No. 10, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, succinic acid and water.
Anterograde amnesia may occur using therapeutic dosages, the risk increasing at higher dosages. Amnestic effects may be associated with inappropriate behavior.
In mild cases, symptoms include drowsiness, confusion and lethargy. Overdose of benzodiazepines in combination with other CNS depressants (including alcohol) may be fatal and should be closely monitored. Overdose of benzodiazepines is usually manifested by central nervous system depression ranging from drowsiness to coma. In more serious cases, symptoms may include ataxia, diminished reflexes, hypotonia, hypotension, respiratory depression, coma (rarely), and death (very rarely).
The physician should periodically reassess the usefulness of the drug for the individual patient.
Detailed drug Information for Diazepam Intensol. Includes Generic Name: diazepam (Oral route). dye-AZ-e-pam. For oral dosage forms (solution or tablets):.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
Check with your doctor immediay if any of the following side effects occur:
Pharmacologic Class: Benzodiazepine, Long Acting.
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
Diazepam is used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures. This medication works by calming the brain and nerves. Diazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
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Easy to read patient leaflet for Diazepam Intensol concentrate. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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