Diazepam

Overview

Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Diazepam's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

5 to 20 mg12 (12.5)As recommended.IV injIt is given for premedication before general anaesthesia and for sedadion during surgical procedure.
5 to 20 mg12 (12.5)12 hourlyOralfor alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
5 to 15 mg10 (10)As recommended.OralAt bed time for insomnia.
2 to 15 mg8.5 (8.5)As recommended.OralUp to 60 mg. It is given for muscle spasm.
2 to 30 mg16 (16)8 hourlyOralFor severe anxity.
2 to 60 mg31 (31)As recommended.OralIt is used in a vearity of seizures in divided doses.
2 to 10 mg6 (6)3 hourlyPO,PR,IM,Slow IVor frequency may be increased to 3 times a day.
500 ug/kg500 (500)12 hourlyrectal solutionTo a maximum of 30mg.

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

0.25 mg/kg0.25 (0.25)As recommended.Intra RectalSingle Dose
0.25 mg/kg0.25 (0.25)24 hourlyOral
0.2 to 0.3 0.25 (0.25)As recommended.Slow IVSingle Dose

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg0.25 (0.25)As recommended.Slow intravenousSingle dose

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Diazepam

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