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Valium is an antianxiety agent ( benzodiazepines. ) Used primarily for short-term relief of mild to moderate anxiety.

The habit-forming potential of Valium is high. It is possible to become dependent on Valium in only two weeks.

Valium in mainly available in tablets. The 2mg tablet is white, the 5mg tablet is yellow, and the 10mg tablet is blue.

Everyone's body is different but as little as half a pill of Valium when combined with depressants can lower your respiratory system enough to kill you. Taken in high doses Valium alone can kill you


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Valium Overdose valium overdose

When an individual experiences an overdose of Valium they display numerous symptoms. Below is a list of key symptoms to be aware of in case you or someone you love experiences an overdose of Valium.

Valium Overdose Symptoms:

  • Drowsiness
  • Over-sedation
  • Ataxia
    • When the effects of the Valium overdose begin to wear off, the patient exhibits some jitteriness and over stimulation
    • There are minimum effects on respiration, pulse, and blood pressure unless the overdose is extreme.
    • The most important manifestations of a Valium overdose are:
      • Drowsiness
      • Confusion
      • Reduced reflexes
      • Coma
Management of Overdose: Manifestations of a Valium overdose include somnolence, confusion, coma, and diminished reflexes. Respiration, pulse, and blood pressure should be monitored, as in all cases of suspected drug overdose. General supportive measures should be employed, along with immediate gastric lavage. Intravenous fluids should be administered and an adequate airway maintained. Hypotension may be combated by the use of levarterenol or metaraminol. Dialysis is of limited value. As with the management of intentional overdose with any drug, it should be borne in mind that multiple agents may have been ingested.

Flumazenil, a specific benzodiazepine-receptor antagonist, is indicated for the complete or partial reversal of the sedative effects of benzodiazepines such as Valium and may be used in situations when an overdose with benzodiazepine is known or suspected. Prior to the administration of flumazenil, necessary measures should be instituted to secure airway, ventilation, and intravenous access. Flumazenil is intended as an adjunct to, not as a substitute for, proper management of benzodiazepine overdose. Patients treated with flumazenil should be monitored for re-sedation, respiratory depression, and other residual benzodiazepine effects for an appropriate period after treatment.


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