What are diazepam tablets prescribed for?
Diazepam tablets are used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. They can also be used to relieve symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, and to calm the muscle spasms or shaking that can occur during alcohol withdrawal. Diazepam will usually produce a calming effect within about 5-10 minutes and can last for several hours.
How long do diazepam tablets last?
Diazepam is one of the most powerful sleeping pills available. A single tablet can last 4-6 hours, depending on age and individual tolerance.
How quickly do diazepam tablets work?
The effects of Diazepam can be felt within 1 hour of taking a 10 mg tablet. In fact, it can take effect just as quickly when you drink alcohol or take other medications. If you are feeling anxious, or have been drinking, please seek help from your doctor or the emergency services straight away.
Will 10mg diazepam help me sleep?
Diazepam is a prescription medicine. It belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. Diazepam is used to treat anxiety and insomnia (trouble sleeping). It is also used to help you relax before surgery. Not all uses for diazepam are listed here.
Can you take a sleeping tablet with diazepam?
Yes. However, diazepam can be habit-forming so it is important to take it exactly as prescribed.
What happens if you take diazepam when you don’t need it?
If you take diazepam when you don’t need it, no harm will come to you. However, if you are on medication for another problem and you stop taking this medicine, there may be unpleasant side effects or withdrawal symptoms.