Understanding the dose of valium
Valium is used for the treatment of muscle spasms, anxiety disorders as well as alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Here are some of the instructions on how Valium should be taken and about it right dosage.
How should valium be taken?
Valium should be taken exactly according to the doctor’s prescription. It should neither be taken in smaller quantities nor in larger doses. It should not be taken for smaller or longer durations as well. Follow the prescription exactly in order to get the right effects of valium. It is important that you follow directions on the prescription label.
According to your condition, the doctor can alter the doses and again it is important to follow the right dose in order to get the right effects of valium.
Liquid medication of valium should be measured with the help of measuring cup or measuring spoon. Normal tablespoon should not be used for measuring the dose. In the absence of any measuring device, you should go and buy one from the nearest pharmacist.
Valium is prescribed for a smaller duration only. It should not be taken for more than 12 weeks, i.e., 3 months. Also, the medication should not be stopped immediately because it can lead to withdrawal symptoms.
Withdrawal symptoms can include unpleasant feeling and increase seizures. The doctor can reduce the dosage before stopping this medication and you should do exactly as prescribed.
The doctor may recommend a blood test often in order to ensure that valium does not cause harmful effects. Valium should be stored at the room temperature away from light, moisture or heat.
Make sure that you keep a record of the pills that you have taken from the new bottle. Valium can be subject to drug abuse, therefore maintaining a proper record is important.
What if you miss the dose?
In case you miss valium dose, take it as and when you remember. In case you remember it just at the time of next dose, do not take double medicine to compensate. Skip that missed dose and continue with your schedule.
What if you overdose?
Immediate emergency attention should be had in case you overdose the medication. An overdose of Valium can be highly fatal.