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Diazepam is a benzodiazepine that belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which slow down the nervous system.
Diazepam is a benzodiazepine that belongs to the group of medicines called central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which slow down the nervous system. Although diazepam is used for a variety of medical conditions, it is used in multiple sclerosis primarily for the relief of muscle spasms and spasticity.
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Valium (diazepam) is a medication marketed by Genentech that is used to relieve muscle spasms and anxiety. The medication also helps control agitation.
Valium works in a similar way to GABA, a neurotransmitter or signaling molecule in the brain, which inhibits neurons. GABA acts by binding to GABA receptors. Valium binds to one type of GABA receptors, known as GABA A and subsequently mimics GABA’s nerve-blocking activity.
Valium has not been tested in randomized, controlled clinical trials for Huntington’s disease. However, a case report suggests the medicine might benefit Huntington’s disease patients with chorea symptoms.
The treatment started with 2 mg Valium twice daily and was increased to 25 mg per day over the following four days.
Snorting a benzodiazepine like Valium is likely less effective than oral administration, and can lead to damaging health consequences.
The tablets should never be crushed, broken or chewed. Unless under medical supervision, taking the drug orally is the only directed route of administration. Valium is available in tablet form, as an extended-release capsule and a liquid concentrate.
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While some medications are designed for insufflation, such as nasal sprays or other inhalation solutions, Valium is not. Many prefer insufflation, which means inhaling something up the nose, because the drug enters the bloodstream faster.