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Valium (diazepam)

Diazepam (or VALIUM®) is mainly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndromeseizures, and restless legs syndrome.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Benzodiazepine

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)


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