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A 36-year-old female asked:

what is valium used for?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Valium: Valium has many uses as a muscle relaxant and anti-anxiety agent. It comes with potential for tolerance, addiction, and withdrawal syndrome as well.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Anxiety.: Used for anxiety, muscle relaxant, withdrawal symptoms of drug/alcohol abuse. Use with caution, may lead to dependence and addiction.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Valium: For Anxiety, Muscle spasms, Seizure control, Anxiety.

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