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Diazepam

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Marisa Sempelsz

on 24 March 2015

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Transcript of Diazepam

Diazepam
Marisa Sempelsz
Ms. D ~ Block B

What does the drug do to help alleviate the patience's symptoms?
The drug helps calm the body and the nervous system. This allows the body to relax and not intensify when anxiety hits.
What is the drug?
Diazepam is a drug used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. It is used as muscle tranquilizer.
Why is it prescribed?
Diazepam is used for treatment of disorders with anxiety. Diazepam also is used for the treatment of agitation, tremors, seizures, and hallucinations resulting from alcohol withdrawal. It is used for the treatment of seizures, relief of muscle spasms in some neurological diseases, and for sedation during surgery.
If misused or abused what are the symptoms/outcomes?
If misused the user's reaction timing will be slower, suffering of loss of judgement, muscle weakness would occur, vision would be impaired, nausea, and memory problems.
What effects (if any) are there when given to a non-adult?
If given to a child precautions need to be taken because they can get lung, liver, or kidney disease, porphyria, psychiatric illness, hyperactivity, sleep apnea, or myasthenia gravis.
Drug Class
Diazepam is a oral medication used to treat anxiety. It belongs to the benzodiazepine family of drugs, the same family that includes Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, Dalmane, and others.
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