Valium Drug Side Effects

Valium® (diazepam) is a prescription medication licensed to treat several different conditions, including alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, anxiety, and seizures.
As with any medication, it is possible to develop side effects while taking Valium. Drug side effects may include bladder or bowel control problems, drowsiness, nausea, and fatigue. Side effects of Valium are generally minor and, in most cases, either do not require medical attention or can be treated easily.
However, some Valium side effects (while occurring infrequently) are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience:
  • Depression (or worsening of existing depression)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Anxiety, excitation, or agitation
  • Hostility, aggression, or rage
  • Insomnia
  • Hallucinations
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:


    • Unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling.


(Click Valium Side Effects to find out which side effects were most commonly reported with this particular medication.)
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