Diazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Diazepam is sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures.
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.
Diazepam can, however, make people feel sleepy during the day, or on the next day. If diazepam makes it more difficult for you to get to sleep, or gives you strange nightmares, you should go back to your doctor as soon as possible.
Diazepam will work quite quickly or more slowly depending on what you’re taking it for: fits – diazepam rectal tubes should start to work within 10 minutes. anxiety – you should start to feel a bit better within a few hours, but it may take a week or two for you to feel the full effects.
- tiredness or fatigue.
- muscle weakness.
- inability to control muscle movements (ataxia)
- dry mouth or excessive saliva.