Valium is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat anxiety. Valium can also help relieve muscle spasms. Valium is also known by its drug name, Diazepam.
Valium is an anxiolytic (antianxiety medication) of the benzodiazepine class. Valium is believed to work by decreasing the excitability of neurons in the brain.
How do I take it?
Valium is generally taken two to four times a day.
Valium comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Valium lists common side effects including sleepiness, dizziness, headache, blurry vision, and constipation.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Valium include hallucinations, seizures, and suicidal thoughts.