Diazepam Oral solution

What is this medicine?

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.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions

  • an alcohol or drug abuse problem

  • bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis or other mental health condition

  • glaucoma

  • kidney or liver disease

  • lung or breathing disease

  • myasthenia gravis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • seizures or a history of seizures

  • suicidal thoughts

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to diazepam, other benzodiazepines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • cimetidine

  • grapefruit juice

  • herbal or dietary supplements like kava kava, melatonin, St. John's Wort, or valerian

  • medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, like alprazolam, lorazepam, or triazolam

  • medicines for depression, mental problems or psychiatric disturbances

  • medicines for HIV infection or AIDS

  • prescription pain medicines

  • rifampin, rifapentine, or rifabutin

  • some medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or primidone

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your body can become dependent on this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you still need to take it. However, if you have been taking this medicine regularly for some time, do not suddenly stop taking it. You must gradually reduce the dose or you may get severe side effects. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice. Even after you stop taking this medicine it can still affect your body for several days.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy and fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • angry, confused, depressed, other mood changes

  • breathing problems

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • muscle cramps

  • problems with balance, talking, walking

  • restlessness

  • tremors

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares

  • dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness, a hangover effect

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Diazepam Oral tablet

What is this medicine?

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.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions

  • an alcohol or drug abuse problem

  • bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis or other mental health condition

  • glaucoma

  • kidney or liver disease

  • lung or breathing disease

  • myasthenia gravis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • seizures or a history of seizures

  • suicidal thoughts

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to diazepam, other benzodiazepines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If this medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. If you have been taking this medicine regularly for some time, do not suddenly stop taking it. You must gradually reduce the dose or you may get severe side effects. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice. Even after you stop taking this medicine it can still affect your body for several days.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • cimetidine

  • grapefruit juice

  • herbal or dietary supplements like kava kava, melatonin, St. John's Wort, or valerian

  • medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, like alprazolam, lorazepam, or triazolam

  • medicines for depression, mental problems or psychiatric disturbances

  • medicines for HIV infection or AIDS

  • prescription pain medicines

  • rifampin, rifapentine, or rifabutin

  • some medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or primidone

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your body can become dependent on this medicine. Ask your doctor or health care professional if you still need to take it.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy and fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • angry, confused, depressed, other mood changes

  • breathing problems

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • muscle cramps

  • problems with balance, talking, walking

  • restlessness

  • tremors

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares

  • dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness, a hangover effect

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.


Diazepam Rectal gel

What is this medicine?

DIAZEPAM(dye AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat certain types of seizures.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions

  • an alcohol or drug abuse problem

  • bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis or other mental health condition

  • glaucoma

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • lung or breathing disease

  • myasthenia gravis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • seizures or a history of seizures

  • suicidal thoughts

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to diazepam, other benzodiazepines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Patients and caregivers should thoroughly read and understand how to use medicine. Follow the directions given to you by your doctor or health care professional. You may be prescribed a second dose. If a second dose is needed, give it 4 to 12 hours after the first dose. If you have any questions about the medicine, you may call 1-877-361-2719 or visit www.diastat.com. This medicine should be used to treat no more than five episodes per month and no more than one episode every five days.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • cimetidine

  • clotrimazole

  • cyclosporine

  • dexamethasone

  • grapefruit juice

  • herbal or dietary supplements such as kava kava, melatonin, St. John's Wort or valerian

  • ketoconazole

  • medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, such as alprazolam, lorazepam or triazolam

  • medicines for depression, mental problems or psychiatric disturbances

  • medicines for HIV infection or AIDS

  • omeprazole

  • paclitaxel

  • prescription pain medicines

  • propranolol

  • rifampin, rifapentine, or rifabutin

  • some medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or primidone

  • theophylline

  • troleandomycin

  • valproic acid

  • warfarin

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy and fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • angry, confused, depressed, other mood changes

  • breathing problems

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • muscle cramps

  • restlessness

  • tremors

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares

  • dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness, a hangover effect

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

  • problems with balance, talking, walking

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light.

This medicine may cause accidental overdose and death if it is taken by other adults, children, or pets. Flush any unused medicine down the toilet to reduce the chance of harm. Do not flush plunger, tip, or syringe. Throw them away in lidded trash can. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.

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.


Diazepam Solution for injection

What is this medicine?

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. This medicine can also be used before surgery and certain procedures.

This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an alcohol or drug abuse problem

  • bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis or other mental health condition

  • glaucoma

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • lung or breathing disease

  • myasthenia gravis

  • Parkinson's disease

  • seizures or a history of seizures

  • suicidal thoughts

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to diazepam, other benzodiazepines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

The medicine is for injection into a muscle or into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this medicine may be prescribed for children as young as 1 month of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • cimetidine

  • grapefruit juice

  • herbal or dietary supplements like kava kava, melatonin, St. John's Wort, or valerian

  • medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems, like alprazolam, lorazepam, or triazolam

  • medicines for depression, mental problems or psychiatric disturbances

  • medicines for HIV infection or AIDS

  • prescription pain medicines

  • rifampin, rifapentine, or rifabutin

  • some medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, or primidone

This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • angry, confused, depressed, other mood changes

  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls

  • muscle cramps

  • problems with balance, talking, walking

  • restlessness

  • tremors

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • difficulty sleeping, nightmares

  • dizziness, drowsiness, clumsiness, or unsteadiness, a hangover effect

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.