Generic Name: Diazepam Oral Concentrate (dye AZ e pam)
Brand Name: Diazepam Intensol
Uses of Diazepam Intensol:
- It is used to relax muscles.
- It is used to treat alcohol withdrawal.
- It is used to treat anxiety.
- It is used to help control certain kinds of seizures.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Diazepam Intensol?
For all patients taking Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate):
- If you have an allergy to diazepam or any other part of Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate).
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what
signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have any of these health problems: Breathing problems, glaucoma, liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or sleep apnea.
- If you have psychosis.
- If you have recently drunk a lot of alcohol or taken a big amount of drugs that may slow your actions like phenobarbital or some pain drugs
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate). You may also need to avoid breast-feeding for some time after your
last dose. Talk with your doctor to see if you need to avoid breast-feeding after your last dose.
- If your child is younger than 6 months of age. Do not give Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) to an infant younger than 6 months of age.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check
to make sure that it is safe for you to take Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of
any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Diazepam Intensol?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) affects
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate).
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- If you are 65 or older, use Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) with care. You could have more side effects.
- This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.
- Do not change the dose or stop Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate). This could cause seizures. Talk with your doctor.
- If you have been taking Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) on a regular basis and you stop it all of a sudden, you may have signs of withdrawal. Do not stop taking
Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) all of a sudden without calling your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have any bad effects.
- Have your blood work checked if you are on Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking
Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate), call your doctor right away.
How is this medicine (Diazepam Intensol) best taken?
Use Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
- Make sure you have the right liquid; there is more than one strength.
- Use the dropper that comes with Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) to measure the drug.
- Mix the liquid with water, juice, soda, applesauce, or pudding before taking it.
- Swallow the mixture right away. Do not store for use at a later time.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- If you take Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your
doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing;
tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue,
- Signs of low mood (depression), thoughts of killing yourself, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, thinking that is not normal, anxiety,
or lack of interest in life.
- Shortness of breath.
- Change in balance.
- Feeling confused.
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
- Memory problems or loss.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- If seizures are worse or not the same after starting Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate).
- Muscle spasm.
- Not able to sleep.
- Change in eyesight.
What are some other side effects of Diazepam Intensol?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical
help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Feeling sleepy.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Muscle weakness.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical
advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was
taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Diazepam Intensol?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Protect from light.
- Throw away any part not used after 3 months.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your
pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- This medicine comes with an extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it with care. Read it again each time Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate) is
refilled. If you have any questions about Diazepam Intensol (diazepam oral concentrate), please talk with the doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was
taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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Editorial References and Review
Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/27/2021.
Source: Drugs.com Diazepam Intensol (www.drugs.com/cdi/diazepam-intensol.html).