Diazepam (Valium)

Diazepam (Valium) is a medication used for a short term relief of anxiety during a dental visit.  Prolong use of Valium may lead to physical dependence.

Active ingredient: Diazepam

Inactive ingredients: corn starch, anhydrous lactose, pregelatinized starch, calcium stearate, dyes (all Valium has dye except 2 mg tablet contains no dye)

Valium is available in 2 mg, 5mg or 10 mg. Dispense 2 tabs, bring prescription to appointment, do not take before appointment

Contra-indications:
Do not use this medication if you are pregnant or have:
  • Glaucoma
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Sleep apnea
Side effect:
  1. Confusion
  2. Depression
  3. Dysarthria (slurred, slow speech)
  4. Vertigo (things are dizzily turning around you)
  5. Headache
  6. Tremor (bodily shaken uncontrollable)
  7. Constipation
  8. Nausea
  9. Diplopia (double vision)
  10. Hypotension
  11. Stimulation, restlessness, anxiety, agitation, rage, hallucination
  12. Muscle spasm
  13. Insomnia
  14. Nightmares
  15. Incontinence (inability to control excretion)
  16. Changes in libido
  17. Urinary retention
  18. Dry mouth
  19. Jaundice
  20. Antegrade amnesia (inability to recall new information)
Caution:

Before taking this pharmaceutical, consider the potential benefits and risks to other alternative options.