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Diazepam

Basic Information

Summary

A very common and widely prescribed benzodiazepine with hypnotic and sedative qualities. The metre by which other benzodiazepines are compared. May cause amnesia and lowered inhibitions in excess. Has a relatively long half-life in comparison with other benzodiazepines.

Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepines are generally hypnotic or anxiolytic depressant drugs.

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Habit-forming

These drugs pose a higher risk of causing habit forming behaviour, take particular care with the amount and frequency they are taken.

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Depressant

Depressants are drugs which reduce arousal and stimulation in the user, characterised by a depressing of mental and physical functions.

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Common

Common drugs are those which are well known and widely used among the drug community. This doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but it usually comes with a longer relative history of use in humans with which to establish a safety profile.

Dose
Light2.5-5mg
Common5-15mg
Heavy15-30mg.
Duration
10-24
Onset30-90 minutes
Durationhours. hours
After-effects24-36 hours
Effects
    AvoidAll other CNS depressants
    Aliasesvalium
    EffectsMemory loss, Blackout potential, Motor skill impairment, Dizziness, Depression, Irritability, Aggression, Rage, Personality changes, Drowsiness, Appetite fluctuation, Euphoria, Relaxation, Anxiety suppression, Muscle relaxation, Emotional and social dissociation or de-realization (normally seen with long term use).
    BioavailabilityOral 85-100%
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    Interactions

    Dangerous

    Unsafe

    Caution

    Low risk & Increased Effects

    Low risk & Decreased Effects

    Low risk & No Synergy

    References & Notes

    General