The main ingredient inside of Valium is a substance called Diazepam. It’s used in order to treat people who suffer from anxiety conditions, to help with alcohol withdrawal as well as seizures. It can also be used in order to treat muscle spasms and in order to put a person in a state of sedation right before serious medical procedures. Valium works by relaxing the brain as well as the nerves. The active ingredient (Diazepam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines.
What are some of the minor possible side effects?
Unsteadiness may occur
What are some of the serious possible side effects?
Signs of infection
Serious allergic reactions
Additional questions about Valium
How long can you keep Valium tablets and have them be effective?
The problem with medications such as Valium is that getting them isn’t cheap. So what people will do is try to make the most out of the prescriptions they get in order to avoid having to purchase more too soon. This might include some of the following:
Cuttting pills in half in order to make the entire prescription last longer. This works for some people and is sometimes recommended with higher dosages. However, it can be dangerous if you cut tablets in half when you’ve been advised by a doctor to take a specific amount.
Try to skip taking the drugs when their condition isn’t acting up so bad. There’s nothing wrong with this. In fact it can actually go a long way in prolonging the effectiveness of the drug. The problem happens when and if the symptoms come back and a person feels they have to take more in order to make up for lost time. It increases the chances of side effects.
Fing cheaper (in store) means to deal with symptoms Valium is designed to treat. Because of this they’ll go a long time without taking the drug and only try to use it once the symptoms/problem becomes severe enough to warrant use.
The problem with all three of these things is that while this might allow for a person to hold onto a fill of Valium for a long time, it puts you at risk. If you keep these tablets for a long time, then the quality will begin to go down. The active ingredients become degraded and when you take them they won’t work as well. You might feel like you’ve built up a tolerance and try to take more (even if it’s just a little). Don’t do this.