Diazepam 5 mg is a prescription medication for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, and symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. It is a medication of the benzodiazepine family that is known for its calming effect. You may also use this medication as a premedication for inducing sedation, amnesia before specific medical therapies.
It is a maintenance dosage for the management of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Duration of action and Half-life elimination
- For Sedation in Pediatric patients: 60 minutes to 120 minutes
- For status epilepticus: 15 minutes to 30 minutes
This medication has a biphasic half-life of about 1 to 3 days and 2 to 7 days for the active metabolite. The half-life of Diazepam may vary as per the physical and mental conditions of the individual.
How to take this Diazepam 5 mg?
Diazepam 5 mg is an adjustment dosage of the medication, take it only at the prescription of your doctor. This dosage of Diazepam is available as a tablet form, which you may take by your mouth. You can use this medication with or without food as prescribed by your doctor. Taking a drug with food may reduce the risk of adverse effects.