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Diazepam (Valium)

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What is the Generic Name for Valium?

Diazepam

What is the Trade Name for Diazepam?

Valium

What are the Indications of Diazepam (Valium)?

  • Anxiety
  • Pre-op sedation
  • Conscious sedation
  • Treatment of seizures
  • Insomnia
  • Management of alcohol withdrawal

What are the Actions of Diazepam (Valium)?

Depresses the CNS

What is the Therapeutic Class of Diazepam (Valium)?

Antianxiety agents, anticonvulsants, sedative/hypnotics, skeletal muscle relaxants (centrally acting)

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Diazepam (Valium)?

Benzodiazepine

What are the Nursing Considerations of Diazepam (Valium)?

  • Contraindicated in hepatic dysfunction
  • Use caution with renal impairment
  • Can cause dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, hypotension, physical dependence, tolerance
  • Instruct patient to take as directed
  • Caution to avoid alcohol use
  • Romazicon is the reversal agent

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