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Dextripam (Diazepam) 10mg by MBL Pharma / Strips

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Indications:

Diazepam is mainly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also used as a premedication for inducing sedation, anxiolysis or amnesia before certain medical procedures (e.g., endoscopy).

Intravenous diazepam or lorazepam are first line treatments for status epilepticus; However, lorazepam has advantages over diazepam including a higher rate of terminating seizures and a more prolonged anticonvulsant effect. Diazepam is rarely used for the long-term treatment of epilepsy because tolerance to the anticonvulsant effects of diazepam usually develops within 6 to 12 months of treatment, effectively rendering it useless for this purpose. Diazepam is used for the emergency treatment of eclampsia, when IV magnesium sulfate and blood pressure control measures have failed. However, benzodiazepines such as diazepam can be used for their muscle relaxant properties to alleviate pain which is caused by muscle spasms, caused by various dystonias, including blepharospasm Tolerance often develops to the muscle relaxant effects of benzodiazepines such as diazepam. Baclofen or tizanidine is sometimes used as an alternative to diazepam. Tizanidine has been found to be equally effective as other antispasmodic drugs and have superior tolerability than baclofen and diazepam. Benzodiazepines do not have any pain relieving properties of themselves and are generally recommended to be avoided in individuals with pain.

The anticonvulsant effects of diazepam, can help in the treatment of seizures, due to a drug overdose or chemical toxicity as a result of exposure to sarin, VX, soman (or other organophosphate poisons; See #CANA), lindane, chloroquine, physostigmine, or pyrethroids Diazepam is sometimes used intermitently for the prophylaxis of febrile seizures which occur as a result of a high fever in children and neonates under 5 years of age. Long-term use of diazepam for the management of epilepsy is not recommended; however, a subgroup individuals with treatment resistant epilepsy benefit from long-term benzodiazepines and for such individuals clorazepate has been recommended due to its slower onset of tolerance to the anticonvulsant effects.

Diazepam has a broad spectrum of indications (most of which are off-label), including:

  • Treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, and states of agitation
  • Treatment of neurovegetative symptoms associated with vertigo
  • Treatment of the symptoms of alcohol, opiate and benzodiazepine withdrawal
  • Short-term treatment of insomnia
  • Treatment of tetanus, together with other measures of intensive-treatment
  • Adjunctive treatment of spastic muscular paresis (para-/tetraplegia) caused by cerebral or spinal cord conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury (long-term treatment is coupled with other rehabilitative measures)
  • Palliative treatment of stiff person syndrome
  • Pre-/postoperative sedation, anxiolysis and/or amnesia (e.g., before endoscopic or surgical procedures)
  • Treatment of complications with hallucinogens, such as LSD or overdose of CNS stimulants, such as cocaine, or methamphetamine.
  • Prophylactic treatment of oxygen toxicity during hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Veterinary uses:

  • Diazepam is used as a short-term sedative and anxiolytic for cats and dogs. It is also used for short-term treatment of seizures in dogs and short-term and long-term treatment of seizures in cats. It can also be used as an appetite stimulant. For emergent treatment of seizures, the typical dose is 0.5 mg/kg intravenously, or 1–2 mg/kg of the injectable solution administered in the rectum.

Before judicial executions:

  • The State of California offers diazepam to condemned inmates as a pre-execution sedative as part of their Lethal Injection program.

Dosage:

Dosages should be determined on an individual basis, depending upon the condition to be treated, the severity of symptoms, the body weight of the patient, and any comorbid conditions the patient may have.

Typical dosages for healthy adults range from 2 mg per dose to 10 mg per dose taken 2 to 4 times per day, depending on such factors as body weight and condition being treated. For the elderly or people with liver disorders, initial dose is at the low end of the range, with the dose being increased as required.


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  1. Wham bam thank you,

    Posted by Savion on 11th Jul 2016

    Wham bam thank you, ma'am, my qutonises are answered!


  2. Hey, that's a clever

    Posted by Janisa on 11th Jul 2016

    Hey, that's a clever way of thnnikig about it.


  3. Наташа & Katya, now

    Posted by Didier on 12th Feb 2016

    Наташа & Katya, now I am really ceufnsod about the language to use when talking to both of you. A nice discussion! I am glad Katya raised one issue I was going to raise too, viz. "where did all these girls who were great at mathematics in school [and let me add, in their undergrad and graduate studies] disappear to?" Well, I am not sure I am totally convinced by Natasha's reply to this. Here at MSRI they worry about this issue, and here is the statistics that bothers them: among math Ph.D's in the US, women constitute about 30%. At the same time, the fraction of female applicants to practically every program at MSRI is about 10%. Why is this happening? There is probably a combination of several factors at play here, and actually I am not even sure this is such a bad thing. After all, pure math is not a prestigious subject in this country, it is not very well paid (although I am not complaining :) ), it can be quite frustrating at times, etc. Maybe women are just too smart and too practical to go there (this is definitely my explanation of why women are not as good in chess as men).But MSRI does not see things this way, so does everything possible to stretch 10% of female applicants into as close as possible to 30% of participants. Frankly sometimes it's not pretty.Returning to the issue of "connections for women" meetings, let me also reiterate that an absolute majority of young female participants are enthusiastically supporting this idea and insisting on continuing this tradition. In this country you don't ignore things like this. To summarize my attitude, I find Natasha's negative view a little oversimplified. I think it is a complicated issue, and I don't have a clear-cut answer in my head.


  4. almost exactly the s

    Posted by Doris on 12th Feb 2016

    almost exactly the same tighns you just said, only you put it better than I did. (My arguments against affirmative action are in point #2, if you are curious about it.) So it's a bit unexpected for me to suddenly find myself on the opposite side of this same argument. But I've thought about this a lot since then, and I guess I've come to realize that tighns are not as simple as I used to believe.Девочки ли, мальчики были на первых ролях в классе или кружке -- никто никогда не обращал на это ни малейшего внимания, ни в отрицательном смысле, ни в положительном. Совпадение ли, что девочек на первых ролях было при этом очень много?That sounds wonderful! So where did all these girls who were great at mathematics in school disappear to? Why are so many fewer women than men going into pure math, when there were so many girls in leading roles in math in school? I have a friend who is a math teacher in a private high school, who says the same thing - that a lot of his strongest students are girls, and not boys. So where do they all go? Why do they not go on to math, or physics, or computer science?More than half the students in the very math-intensive biostatistics classes that I take are women, and they are certainly not weaker than the men. So why are so many more women going into applied math than pure math?I have seen women graduate students say that they left mathematics because they didn't feel welcome in the all-male department - they were looked down on, disrespected, didn't feel like anybody was willing to listen to any problems they might be having that were different from the men's problems. It's easy to just dismiss those women as people who just couldn't cut it, but when those same women then go on to do fine in other math-related fields, I feel like that's a sign that there might be some kind of problem that should be addressed.The thing is, women *are* different from men. They might have different problems that the men in the majority might not have. If we insist that people not pay attention to our gender at all - if we pretend that women are just like men - then this is giving the people in the majority carte blanche not to have to worry about those problems. (Want a room where you can use a breast pump during the day without being disturbed? Well, now you are just being unreasonable! None of the *other* people in the department have this problem, so you must be imagining it! etc, etc.) And I think that this approach can be very harmful, and can result in the department losing people that might otherwise have been a great asset to the department.Affirmative action is almost certainly not the best way to solve this problem, but I feel like this *is* a large problem that should be addressed, and not just ignored and swept under the carpet. And it seems to me that a meeting specifically set up in such a way that women speakers can talk about the work that they do, with a panel that includes talking about issues women might face working in mostly-male math departments, could go a long way in making it clear that women *are* welcome in math, that people *do* care about their problems. And such a meeting could even help in beginning to figure out how to *solve* these problems.I'm sorry, I'm shutting up now. Sorry this comment is so long!


  5. Ativan is highly adi

    Posted by Cwazy on 12th Feb 2016

    Ativan is highly adicdtive, and coming down from it can give headaches. There is a lot of controversy with the drug. Half life is anywhere from 10 to 24 hours. And it hasn't been shown to be effective against depression either. Recent studies show it is used more in hospitals before, during and after procedures so you kind-of lose memory of the surgery even dental. Many have been changed over to diazepam because of the weird effects of Ativan. I would check with your doctor, also check WebMD for the drug and all its info. It has been used successfully for those with seizures. I would discuss this drug and why you need this one with your doctor. Alcohol is a no-no and if you have sleep apnea it can make it worse. I would have sleep apnea ruled out before I would take it myself. Police have known for years that this drug affects driving to the point you can be impaired and not realize it, so even driving is out. It also has been implicated in rape/drug cases with alcohol, so be very very careful. People have done strange things on this. There are a few dozen generic brands of this drug and doctors give it out and don't realize they need to really inform the patient of the benefits and the bad stuff it does too.Please talk to your doctor, your headache just might be that, a bad headache from another cause, but discuss this drug as it is so adicdtive, changing doses can be a downer too.Check various websites on drugs and read all you can about it.