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Valium (Diazepam) - Side Effects and Adverse Reactions

 
 



ADVERSE REACTIONS

Side effects most commonly reported were drowsiness, fatigue, muscle weakness, and ataxia. The following have also been reported:

Central Nervous System:
confusion, depression, dysarthria, headache, slurred speech, tremor, vertigo

Gastrointestinal System:
constipation, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances

Special Senses:
blurred vision, diplopia, dizziness

Cardiovascular System:
hypotension

Psychiatric and Paradoxical Reactions:
stimulation, restlessness, acute hyperexcited states, anxiety, agitation, aggressiveness, irritability, rage, hallucinations, psychoses, delusions, increased muscle spasticity, insomnia, sleep disturbances, and nightmares. Inappropriate behavior and other adverse behavioral effects have been reported when using benzodiazepines. Should these occur, use of the drug should be discontinued. They are more likely to occur in children and in the elderly.

Urogenital System:
incontinence, changes in libido, urinary retention

Skin and Appendages:
skin reactions

Laboratories:
elevated transaminases and alkaline phosphatase

Other:
changes in salivation, including dry mouth, hypersalivation
Antegrade amnesia may occur using therapeutic dosages, the risk increasing at higher dosages. Amnestic effects may be associated with inappropriate behavior.
Minor changes in EEG patterns, usually low-voltage fast activity, have been observed in patients during and after Valium therapy and are of no known significance.
Because of isolated reports of neutropenia and jaundice, periodic blood counts and liver function tests are advisable during long-term therapy.



REPORTS OF SUSPECTED VALIUM SIDE EFFECTS / ADVERSE REACTIONS

Below is a sample of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Valium. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Possible Valium side effects / adverse reactions in 44 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2011-10-07

Patient: 44 year old female weighing 80.3 kg (176.6 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Pain in Extremity, Urinary Tract Infection, Pain, Somnolence, Joint Swelling, Arthralgia, Oedema Peripheral, Dysuria, Vertigo, Infusion Related Reaction

Suspect drug(s):
Xanax
    Dosage: 1 in 1 total, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-07-29
    End date: 2011-07-29

Valium
    Dosage: 1 in 1 total, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-07-29
    End date: 2011-07-29

Benlysta
    Dosage: 10 mg/kg, 1 in 28 d, intravenous drip
    Indication: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Start date: 2011-07-29

Benadryl
    Dosage: 50 mg, 1 in 1 total, oral
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-07-29
    End date: 2011-07-29

Other drugs received by patient: Tylenol PM (Tylenol PM) (Diphenhydramine, Paracetamol); Vicodin; Hydroxyzine; Dilaudid; Marijuana (Cannabis Sativa); Calcium Plus Vitamin D (Vitacal) (Calcium, Vitamin D Nos); Prednisone TAB; Klonopin; Super B Complex Vitamin (Becosym Forte) (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, THI; Omeprazole; Venlfaxine; Remeron; Mobic; Mysoline



Possible Valium side effects / adverse reactions in 43 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Italy on 2011-10-14

Patient: 43 year old male

Reactions: Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional, Self Injurious Behaviour, Sluggishness

Suspect drug(s):
Prazepam
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Alcohol
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Mirtazapina
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Invega
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Valium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Valium side effects / adverse reactions in 43 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Italy on 2011-10-17

Patient: 43 year old male

Reactions: Multiple Drug Overdose Intentional, Self Injurious Behaviour, Sluggishness

Suspect drug(s):
Invega
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Valium
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Mirtazapine
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Prazepam
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Alcohol
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



See index of all Valium side effect reports >>

Drug label data at the top of this Page last updated: 2012-11-28

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