Diazepam (Valium) – Belupo, 30 tabs per 5 mg
Diazepam, sometimes known by the brand name Valium, is a prescription only medicine that is used to treat anxiety, sleep, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal and seizures. Diazepam works by calming the brain and nerves. Diazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines.
It can also be taken to help you relax before an operation or other medical or dental treatments. This is known as a “pre-med”.
The usual dose for:
- anxiety – is 2mg taken 3 times a day. This can be increased to 5mg to 10mg 3 times a day.
- sleep problems (related to anxiety) – is 5mg to 15mg taken once a day at bedtime.
- muscle spasms in adults – is 2mg to 15 mg a day. This can be given as 1mg twice a day and go up to 5mg 3 times a day. The dose can be increased up to 20mg 3 times a day if needed.
- muscle spasm in children (aged 1 month to 17 years) – varies depending on age. It’s usually given twice a day, with 10 to 12 hours between each dose.
Your dose might be lower if you’re over 65 or have kidney, liver or severe breathing problems.