Diazepam , a member of the benzodiazepine class of drugs, is a central nervous system depressant that is used to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, alcohol withdrawal and seizures.

This medicine comes as an oral tablet, a liquid concentrate and an extended-release capsule. Diazepam can be habit-forming - avoid prolonged use and never take more than prescribed. If taken for extended periods, your body can develop a tolerance for this drug, causing it to become less effective.

Common side effects of Diazepam include tiredness, light headache, dizziness, drowsiness, weakness, upset stomach, dry mouth, diarrhea, unsteadiness, clumsiness and changes in appetite.

Diazepam may also be used in the treatment for other uses, as determined by your doctor.

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