Valiumis used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.
What is the drug Valium diazepam used for?
Diazepamis a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). It affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety. Diazepamis used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Diazepamis sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures.
Is there opiates in diazepam?
Opiates are typically used to manage moderate to severe pain, although they can have other therapeutic applications. Although Valiumhas many of these same sedative effects and Valiumget you high, it is not related to opium. Therefore,Valiumis not considered a narcotic by medical definition.
How is valium metabolized in the body?
The main active metabolite of diazepamis desmethyldiazepam (also known as nordazepam or nordiazepam). Its other active metabolites include the minor active metabolites temazepam and oxazepam. These metabolites are conjugated with glucuronide, and are excreted primarily in the urine.
What is the half life of Valium?
The terminal elimination half-life of the active metabolite N-desmethyldiazepam is up to 100 hours. Diazepam and its metabolites are excreted mainly in the urine, predominantly as their glucuronide conjugates. The clearance of diazepam is 20 to 30 mL/min in young adults.