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For most people with symptoms of alcohol withdrawal, the suggested starting dose of Valium is 10 mg three or four times during the first 24 hours. For anxiety treatment, the recommended dose is 2 to 10 mg two to four times daily. Children six months of age and older are often prescribed a dose of 1 to 2.5 mg three or four times daily. For Valium to work properly, you must follow your healthcare provider's dosing instructions.

An Introduction to Dosing With Valium

The dose of Valium® (diazepam) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your age
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Valium Dose for Alcohol Withdrawal

The recommended starting dose for alcohol withdrawal is Valium 10 mg, taken three or four times during the first 24 hours. After the first day, the dose is usually lowered to 5 mg, taken three to four times daily as needed. Usually, you will not be on Valium long-term; instead, it is taken just long enough to help your body deal with the initial symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Dose of Valium for Anxiety

The recommended Valium dosage for anxiety treatment is 2 to 10 mg, taken two to four times daily, depending on the severity of your symptoms.

Valium Dosage for Muscle Spasms

The recommended dose of Valium for treating muscle spasms is 2 mg to 10 mg, taken three or four times daily.

Valium Dose for Seizures

The recommended dose for controlling seizures is 2 mg to 10 mg, taken two to four times daily. Valium is intended to be used along with other seizure medications.
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