Bensedin (Diazepam) 5mg

Bensedin (Diazepam) 5mg

Bensedin (Diazepam) 5mg

Active ingredient:  Diazepam

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Bensedin (Diazepam) is a medication of the benzodiazepine family that typically produces a calming effect. It is commonly used to treat a range of conditions including anxiety, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, seizures, trouble sleeping, and restless legs syndrome.




General information

Bensedin (Diazepam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
Bensedin is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Bensedin is sometimes used with other medications to treat seizures.
Bensedin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information about Bensedin

You should not use Bensedin (Diazepam) if you are allergic to diazepam or similar medicines (Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Xanax, and others), or if you have myasthenia gravis, severe liver disease, narrow-angle glaucoma, a severe breathing problem, or sleep apnea. Do not use Bensedin if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby.
Before you take Bensedin, tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, asthma or other breathing problems, kidney or liver disease, seizures, or a history of drug or alcohol addiction, mental illness, depression, or suicidal thoughts.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Bensedin. This medicine can increase the effects of alcohol.
Never take more of this medication than your doctor has prescribed. An overdose of Bensedin can be fatal.
Bensedin may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Before taking Bensedin (Diazepam)

Bensedin may be habit forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Never share Bensedin with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. You should not use Bensedin if you are allergic to diazepam or similar drugs (Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Xanax, and others), or if you have:

  • myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder);
  • severe liver disease;
  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • a severe breathing problem; or
  • sleep apnea (breathing stops during sleep).

Do not give Bensedin to a child younger than 6 months old.
To make sure you can safely take Bensedin, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • open-angle glaucoma;
  • asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), or other breathing problems;
  • kidney or liver disease;
  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
  • a history of mental illness, depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior; or
  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

How should I take Bensedin (Diazepam)?

Take Bensedin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Measure liquid medicine with a special dose measuring spoon or medicine cup, not with a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Bensedin should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 12 weeks (3 months) without your doctor's advice. Do not stop using Bensedin suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may have increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking Bensedin. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely. Call your doctor at once if you feel that this medicine is not working as well as usual, or if you think you need to use more than usual.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call 911. An overdose of diazepam can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, loss of balance or coordination, confusion, limp or weak muscles, or fainting.

What should I avoid while taking Bensedin (Diazepam)?

This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Do not drink alcohol while taking Bensedin. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol.

Bensedin side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Bensedin: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Bensedin and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect.

Serious Bensedin (Diazepam) side effects may include:

  • confusion, hallucinations, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • unusual risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
  • depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • hyperactivity, agitation, aggression, hostility;
  • new or worsening seizures;
  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • muscle twitching, tremor;
  • loss of bladder control; or
  • urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious Bensedin (Diazepam) side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, tired feeling;
  • memory problems;
  • dizziness, spinning sensation;
  • feeling restless or irritable;
  • muscle weakness;
  • nausea, constipation;
  • drooling or dry mouth, slurred speech;
  • blurred vision, double vision;
  • mild skin rash, itching; or
  • loss of interest in sex.

Storage

Bensedin (Diazepam) 5mg has to be stored at a room temperature of not more than 77 degrees F, equivalent to 25 degrees C. It should also be placed in a container which is tightly-closed and without humidity. Keep all drugs away from reach of children and pets.

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