4.1 Therapeutic indications
Diazepam is an anxiolytic, anticonvulsant and central muscle-relaxant. Diazepam is used to relieve anxiety and provide sedation in severe acute anxiety or agitation and for the management of agitation associated with delirium tremens.
Diazepam is used to relieve acute muscle spasm and tetanus.
Acute convulsions including status epilepticus, also convulsions due to poisoning and febrile convulsions. As an adjunct during endoscopy, in dentistry, surgery, radiology. Cardiac catheterisation, cardioversion, used pre-operatively to relieve anxiety, provide sedation, light anaesthesia and anterograde amnesia.
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