Seduxen

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Generic Name: Seduxen Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Seduxen® (Diazepam) used for?

Seduxen® is a benzodiazepine, commonly used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizures.

How should I take Seduxen® (Diazepam)?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Seduxen® by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Seduxen®.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.
  • Oral solution: measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.

How do I store Seduxen® (Diazepam)?

Seduxen® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Seduxen® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Seduxen® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Seduxen® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Seduxen® (Diazepam)?

Before using Seduxen®, tell your doctor if you have:

  • Allergic reaction: to Seduxen®, excipients using for dosage form containing Seduxen®. The information is detailed in the leaflet.
  • Allergic reaction to any other medicines, foods, dyes, preservatives, or animals.
  • Pediatric.
  • Geriatric.
  • Used any other health conditions, drugs that have a risk of interaction with Seduxen®.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Studies in women breastfeeding have demonstrated harmful infant effects. An alternative to this medication should be prescribed or you should stop breastfeeding while using this medicine.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Seduxen® (Diazepam)?

As taking others medicines, taking Seduxen® can cause some side effects. Most of them are rarely occurring and do not need any supplementary treatment. However, it is always important for you to consult your doctor if you have any problem after taking this medicine.

Some of the side effects are listed below:

  • Shakiness and unsteady walk;
  • Unsteadiness;
  • Trembling;
  • Other problems with muscle control or coordination.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Seduxen® (Diazepam)?

Seduxen® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Tell your doctor if you are also using any of the following:

  • Theophylline;
  • A phenothiazine, such as chlorpromazine, perphenazine, promethazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine;
  • A MAO inhibitor;
  • Medicine to treat depression or mental illness;
  • Medicine for seizures;

Does food or alcohol interact with Seduxen® (Diazepam)?

Seduxen® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Seduxen® (Diazepam)?

Seduxen® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Do not use it if you have narrow ­angle glaucoma or untreated open ­angle glaucoma,
myasthenia gravis, sleep apnea or severe breathing problems, or severe liver disease.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Seduxen® (Diazepam).

What is the dose of Seduxen® (Diazepam) for an adult?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Seduxen® hydrochloride.

Recommended doses for oral dosage form in some cases are listed below:

For anxiety

2 to 10 milligrams (mg) two to four times per day. For older adults, start dose can be 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day and can be gradually increased needed.

For alcohol withdrawal

10 milligrams (mg) three or four times for the first 24 hours, then 5 mg three to four times per day as needed. For older adults, start dose can be 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day and can be gradually increased needed.

For muscle spasm

2 to 10 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day. For older adults, start dose can be 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day and can be gradually increased needed.

For seizures

2 to 10 milligrams (mg) two to four times per day. For older adults,  start dose can be 2 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) once or twice per day and can be gradually increased needed.

What is the dose of Seduxen® (Diazepam) for a child?

Consult your doctor for information about the dose of Seduxen® hydrochloride.

Recommended doses for oral dosage form in some cases are listed below:

For anxiety

Children 6 months of age and older can start by a dose of 1 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day. Dose can be gradually increased needed.

Use and dose for infants below 6 months of age must be determined by your doctor.

For alcohol withdrawal

Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

For muscle spasm

Children 6 months of age and older can start by a dose of 1 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day. Dose can be gradually increased needed. Use and dose for infants below 6 months of age must be determined by your doctor.

For seizures

Children 6 months of age and older can start by a dose of 1 to 2.5 milligrams (mg) three or four times per day. Dose can be gradually increased needed.

Use and dose for infants below 6 months of age must be determined by your doctor.

How is Seduxen® (Diazepam) available?

Seduxen® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet, Capsule, Extended Release: 1 mg, 2.5 mg.

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services (115) or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Seduxen®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: January 4, 2017 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017

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