DIAZEPAM
  • DIAZEPAM

  • (Generic for DIASTAT)
  • QTY 30 • 5 MG • Tablet • Near 77381

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.

DIAZEPAM Lifestyle Interactions

Diazepam 5mg, Oral tablet

Marijuana

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: 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.

· Notes for Professionals: Coadministration of marijuana with benzodiazepines may result in an exaggerated sedative effect. Instruct patients receiving these medications concurrently not to drive or operate machinery.

Diazepam 5mg, Oral tablet

Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages

· Severity: Mild

· Notes for Consumers: 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.

· Notes for Professionals: Patients taking benzodiazepines for insomnia should not use caffeine-containing products prior to going to bed as these products may antagonize the sedative effects of the benzodiazepine.

Diazepam 5mg, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: 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.

· Notes for Professionals: Alcohol is associated with CNS depression. The combined use of alcohol and CNS depressants can lead to additive CNS depression, which could be dangerous in tasks requiring mental alertness and fatal in overdose. Alcohol taken with other CNS depressants can lead to additive respiratory depression, hypotension, profound sedation, or coma. Consider the patient's use of alcohol or illicit drugs when prescribing CNS depressant medications. In many cases, the patient should receive a lower dose of the CNS depressant initially if the patient is not likely to be compliant with avoiding alcohol.

Diazepam 5mg, Oral tablet

Grapefruit juice

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: 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.

· Notes for Professionals: Orally-administered diazepam may interact with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice has been shown to increase diazepam peak serum concentrations (Cmax) and exposure (AUC) by 1.5-fold and 3.2-fold, respectively, when diazepam was administered orally. Grapefruit juice contains furano-coumarins and certain flavonoids which may inhibit the CYP3A4 isozyme. Increased sedation or other CNS effects may be possible. To prevent this interaction, it would be prudent to avoid taking oral diazepam with grapefruit juice.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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