Brand Names:
Valium, Diastat, Diazemuls, Nervium


Drug Type: Anesthetic, Anticonvulsant, Antianxiety

Diazepam (Valium)


Diazepam (Valium) is a benzodiazepine, which is mainly given to birds experiencing seizures and convulsions. It is also used for sedation.

Typical Dosage:
0.5-1.0 mg/kg IV
0.5-2.0 mg/kg IM, cloacally
1.0 mg/kg/hour CRI IV
*Parenteral or cloacal doses can be repeated up to 3 times.
  • Increase intraocular pressure, predisposing the bird to developing glaucoma
  • Hypotension
  • Kidney and liver damage
  • Chloramphenicol:The metabolism of Diazepam can be decreased when combined with Chloramphenicol.
  • Chloroquine: The serum concentration of Diazepam can be increased when it is combined with Chloroquine.
  • Chlorpromazine: The serum concentration of Diazepam can be increased when it is combined with Chlorpromazine
  • Clotrimazole:The metabolism of Diazepam can be decreased when combined with Clotrimazole.
  • Dexamethasone:The serum concentration of Diazepam can be decreased when it is combined with Dexamethasone.
  • Ivermectin: The serum concentration of Diazepam can be increased when it is combined with Ivermectin.
  • Ketoconazole:The metabolism of Diazepam can be decreased when combined with Ketoconazole.
  • Magnesium Sulfate: Magnesium Sulfate may increase the central nervous system depressant (CNS depressant) activities of Diazepam.