(1) Uses. Diazepam is widely used for the treatment of anxiety and tension. Further, it is used in the treatment of muscle spasms.
(2) Adverse effects. Diazepam produces such adverse effects as drowsiness, fatigue, and ataxia (lack of coordination). Physical dependence can develop over a period with resultant withdrawal symptoms to include seizures.
(3) Cautions and warnings. An individual taking diazepam should be cautioned against taking central nervous system depressants (that is, alcohol) and operating machinery.
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