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Valium® (diazepam) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, anxiety, and seizures (when used in combination with other seizure medicines).
Your healthcare provider will recommend a Valium dosage for your particular situation based on your age, the condition being treated, other existing conditions you may have, and other medications you may currently be taking. He or she will also give you specific instructions on when to take Valium.
The usual recommended Valium dose for treating anxiety or seizures is 2 mg to 10 mg, taken two to four times a day. For the treatment of muscle spasms, the recommended dosage is 2 mg to 10 mg, taken three or four times a day. The usual starting dosage for alcohol withdrawal is 10 mg, taken three or four times during the first 24 hours (after the first day, a lower dose is usually taken three to four times daily as needed).
(Click Valium Dosage for more detailed information on when to take Valium and for tips for using this particular medication.)
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