Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you begin taking diazepam and every time you get a refill. If you have any questions, then ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication orally with or without food, as directed by your doctor. If you’re using the liquid sort of this medication, carefully measure the dose employing a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because that does not provide the right proportion.
If you are using the concentrated solution, use the drugs dropper provided and blend the measured dose with a little liquid or soft food (such as applesauce or pudding). Take all of the mixture directly and do not store the mixture for later use.
The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for a longer period than prescribed. Your condition would not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase. As such, stop the medication at the directed time.
If you suddenly stop using this medication, you’ll have withdrawal symptoms (such as shaking, abdominal/muscle cramps, vomiting, sweating, anxiety, restlessness, seizures). To prevent withdrawal, your doctor may lower your dose gradually. Withdrawal is more likely to take place if you have got used diazepam for an extended time or take it in high doses. Therefore, tell your doctor or pharmacist directly if you’ve got withdrawal.
When this medication is employed for an extended time, it’s going to not work also. Hence, talk with your doctor if this medication stops working effectively. While this medication is designed to help, it may sometimes cause unwanted addictions.
This risk could also be higher if you’ve got a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs or alcohol). Take this medication as prescribed to lower the danger of addiction and ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking fruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you’ll do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the prospect of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details regarding this as well.