Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine derivative, called an anxiolytic, that belongs in a group of central nervous system depressants. It enhances the activity of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, slowing it down. Diazepam is used in the treatment of many medical conditions. In multiple sclerosis (MS), its primary purpose is to relieve muscle spasms and spasticity.
Some side effects of diazepam are drowsiness, feeling tired, muscle weakness, or loss of coordination.
Valium is available in generic form.
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