WHAT DIAZEPAM INJECTION 10MG/2ML IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml contains a medicine called diazepam. It belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazipines. Valium 10mg (Diazepam) 2ml Ampoule
It is used:
– in the short-term treatment of anxiety and agitation that is severe, disabling
or associated with unacceptable distress
– for the control of muscle spasms including tetanus
-for the treatment of convulsions with
fever (e.g febrile conditions) and as a result of poisoning
-in the treatment of some forms of epilepsy (e.g status epilepticus)
-as premedication prior to and as sedative cover during surgery and minor surgical procedures
-in the short term treatment of anxiety and agitation due to alcohol withdrawal (delirum tremens) that is severe.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARE GIVEN DIAZEPAM INJECTION 10MG/2ML
You should not be given Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml if you: !
-are allergic to diazepam, other benzodiazepines or any of the other ingredients in this medicine (listed in !section 6)
-have a phobia (a fear of a particular object or situation), obsessions, a personality disorder or other mental !illness
-have difficulty in breathing, are short of breath or have weakness of your chest muscles that help you breathe
(including a condition called !Myasthenia Gravis)
-have ‘sleep apnoea syndrome’ a condition where your breathing stops !for short spells when you are asleep !
-have severe liver problems
-have Porphyria, a disorder of the !blood
-are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant (see section pregnancy and breast-feeding).
Warnings and precautions:
This medicine will be given under the supervision of a doctor or nurse.
Talk to your doctor before you are given Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml: !
-if you suffer from depression (with or !without anxiety) !
-if you are elderly
-if you have a kidney, liver, heart or !lung condition !
-if you have breathing problems
-if you have epilepsy or a history of !seizures
-if you have a history of alcohol or !drug abuse or dependence
-if someone close to you has recently !died!if you have suicidal thoughts
-if you have had changes in your brain, particularly arteriosclerosis (a narrowing of the blood vessels).
When given intravenously, Diazepam
Injection 10mg/2ml can slow down your
breathing and heart rate. On rare
occasions this has caused breathing or
the heart to stop. To avoid this, doses
are given slowly and are as low as
Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml with food, drink and alcohol
Do not drink alcohol if you are being given Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml. Alcohol may increase the sedative effects of Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml and make you very sleepy.
Grapefruit juice may increase the amount of diazepam in your blood. If you are elderly, suffer from cirrhosis or any of
the conditions listed in section 2, this could possibly increase the sedative effects of Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml and you should speak to your doctor, or .
Drinks containing caffeine may reduce
the effects of diazepam.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, might become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If your doctor has
decided that you should receive this medicine during late pregnancy or during labour, your baby might have a low body
temperature, floppiness, breathing and feeding difficulties.
Infants born to mothers who receive this medicine for a prolonged period during late pregnancy may develop dependence and be at risk of withdrawal symptoms after birth.
Infants born to mothers who receive this medicine during the first three months of pregnancy may be at increased risk
of deformities being present at birth. Please tell your doctor or nurse before being given this injection if you are
breast-feeding – if possible this injection should be avoided during breastfeeding.