Diazepam (or VALIUM®) is mainly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, seizures, and restless legs syndrome.
FDA Approval: 1960
Dosage Forms: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Biological Half-life: 20-100 hours
Side Effects: Dizziness, sleepiness, confusion, poor centration, lack of balance, amnesia, ataxia, depression
Routes of Administration: Oral, IM, IV, Suppository
Pregnancy Category: D (US)