All about Valium side effects

Most commonly reported side effects are listed above. However, Valium can still cause some other side effects, which every patient should be aware of:

  • Central Nervous System: confusion, depression, dysarthria, headache, tremor, slurred speech;
  • Psychiatric and Paradoxical Reactions: restlessness, stimulation, anxiety, aggressiveness, irritability, agitation, hallucinations, psychoses, etc.;
  • Special Senses: blurred vision, dizziness, dry mouth;
  • Cardiovascular System: hypotension etc.;
  • Gastrointestinal System: nausea, constipation, gastrointestinal discomfort;
  • Laboratories: alkaline phosphatase and elevated transaminases;
  • Urogenital System: changes in libido, incontinence, urinary retention;
  • Skin and Appendages: skin reactions and irritations;
  • Other: changes in salivation (e.g. dry mouth and hypersalivation).

In case if any of these occur, the Valium intake should be stopped immediately. All patients should keep in mind that Valium is not recommended treatment of psychotic patients and should never be applied as a major treatment in such cases.

Extended intake of heavy Valium dosages may cause serious impairment to client’s health, such as:

  • Hallucinations;
  • Memory loss.
  • Reduced pulse rate;
  • Difficulty breathing;
  • Heart attack;
  • Coma.

Valium should be taken only as per prescription of your doctor. Any excessive intake/drug abuse may cause addiction, which in place, may result in:

  • Aggressive behaviour;
  • Depression;
  • Social isolation;
  • Cognitive deficits;
  • Subsequent drug abuse;
  • Psychotic experiences.

The entire treatment period should be supervised by your doctor in order to eliminate the possibility of any adverse effects. Should any of abovementioned symptoms appear, immediately stop Valium intake and contact emergency or your physician.