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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

- Epileptic and febrile convulsions

- to relieve muscle spasm caused by tetanus

- as a sedative in minor surgical and dental procedures

- initial use in anxiety and agitation, when the disorder is severe, disabling or subjecting the individual to extreme distress

Diazepam Desitin may be used in these indications when a rapid effect is required but where intravenous injection is impracticable or undesirable.

Diazepam Desitin may be of particular value for the immediate treatment of convulsions in children.

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