Diazepam is the generic drug used to treat anxiety seizures, alcohol withdrawals and relieves muscle spasm too. The medicine works by calming the nerves and the brain. This medicine belongs to the benzodiazepines category of medicines used for anxiety treatment.
Diazepam should be taken orally in the dosage as directed by the doctor. Diazepam for anxiety is very commonly taken by pregnant women. Anxiety is a common issue and needs careful consideration and medical examination before one can take it in pregnancy.
The commonly reported Diazepam side effects involve:
inability to control muscle movements (ataxia)
tiredness or fatigue
dry mouth or excessive saliva
Some serious side effects can also take place. In these cases medical help should be availed immediately:
Worsening of seizures.
thoughts of suicide
slowed or slurred speech
feelings of the room spinning (vertigo)
increased muscle spasms
double or blurred vision