Valium (diazepam) is a synthetic prescription drug that belongs to the class of benzodiazepine. It is a schedule IV prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, muscle spasms, seizures, trouble sleeping, and restless legs syndrome. Benzodiazepine drugs, often called benzos for short, are sedative and hypnotic drugs that act as central nervous system depressants (CNS), slowing down heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration, and lowering body temperature.
When Valium is taken for extended periods of time, users often develop tolerance, dependence and are at risk for developing addiction. Individuals who are physically dependent upon Valium often experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms when they are without the drug. The withdrawal symptoms experienced often drive the individual to continue seeking out the drug. When Valium is combined with other drugs, the risk of accidental overdose significantly increases.
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