Brand Names:
Valium, Diastat, Diazemuls, Nervium


Drug Type: Anesthetic, Anticonvulsant, Antianxiety, Sedative

Diazepam (Valium)


Diazepam (Valium) is a drug of the benzodiazepine class. It is given for sedation, seizures, convulsions, and can be used with anesthetic agents.

Caution: This drug should never be combined with depressants such as opiates, barbiturates, gabapentinoids, alcohol or other GABAergic substances---which can cause death.
The drug is given orally or by injection.
0.5-1.0 mg/kg IV or IM, two to three times daily or as needed for seizure control.
  • 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.