Diazepam Solution For Injection 5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Diazepam: Solution for injection (5mg)

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What is this Medicine?

DIAZEPAM (dye AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal, relax muscles, and treat certain types of seizures. This medicine can also be used before surgery and certain procedures.

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Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 004091273
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Status Epilepticus, Muscle Spasm, Alcohol Withdrawal, Drug-induced Seizures, Tetanus, Anxiety, Amnesia Induction, Sedation Induction

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Chloroquine Overdose, Agitation

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Large Pupil Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Peripheral Vasodilation Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Distressed Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hiccups Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Emotional Lability Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dysarthria Incidence:
1.0-32.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Confusion Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elated Mood Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Retaining Urine Incidence:
17.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Uncontrolled Urination Incidence:
17.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
23.0-84.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Memory Incidence:
39.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
56.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Diazepam)
Grapefruit juice and Diazepam(Diazepam)
Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking diazepam, unless advised differently by your healthcare professional. Grapefruit juice may increase the level of diazepam in the blood. This may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Contact your health care provider promptly if you experience confusion, slurring of words, or excessive drowsiness while taking diazepam. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how diazepam affects you.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Diazepam)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Diazepam)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Diazepam)
Marijuana and Benzodiazepines(Diazepam)
Avoid Marijuana, Medical while you are taking Benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or to induce sleep or sedation. Using some of these drugs along with Marijuana can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are using Marijuana, Medical. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Tobacco and Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Diazepam)
Tobacco and Diazepam(Diazepam)
In theory, tobacco smoking may reduce the effectiveness of Diazepam; tobacco smoke contains substances that speed the removal of Diazepam's active components from the body. Alternatively, if you take Diazepam and suddenly stop Tobacco smoking, you may feel more drowsy or tired, or may experience dizziness or other side effects. If you will stop smoking, use care in driving or operating machinery until you know how the Diazepam will affect you. Make sure your prescriber is aware that you smoke Tobacco or if you plan to stop smoking.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Diazepam 5mg/ml Solution for Injection(Diazepam)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Benzodiazepines(Diazepam)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Benzodiazepines include drugs for anxiety or sleep, such as Ativan, Dalmane, Doral, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, ProSom, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Valium, and Xanax. Caffeine may increase nervousness or sleeplessness. If you are taking a Benzodiazepine to help you sleep, avoid taking Caffeine and Caffeine-containing foods or beverages like colas, coffee, teas, or chocolates within several hours prior to bedtime.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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