Brand Names:
Valium, Diastat, Diazemuls, Nervium


Drug Type: Anesthetic, Anticonvulsant, Antianxiety

Diazepam


Diazepam is a benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, and muscle relaxant. Specifically for the treatment of seizures associated with direct toxic effects or secondary to hypoxia or other metabolic or electrolyte disturbances; Amphetamines, Aminopyridine, Atropine, Buckeye (Aesculus), Caffine, Carbamates, Cocaine, Cyanides, Ergot Alkaloids (Claviceps), False Morel (Gyromitra), Fluoroacetate, Fly Mushroom (Amanitia), Hemlock (Cicuta), Isoniazid, Lead, Lithium, Mefenamic Acid, Metaldehyde, Methylxanthines, Moonseed (Menispermum), Mycotoxins, Nicotine, Opioids, Organochlorines, Organophosphates, Phenylethylamines, Salicylates, Theophylline, Theobromine, Tricyclic Antidepressants.

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.
  • 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.